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Employment History

Town's First Postmaster

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Reach Workcamps : 2014 Oliver Springs, TN

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In 1826, Richard Oliver became the town's first postmaster. The town was renamed Oliver's Springs in his honor. The town's name was briefly changed to Poplar Springs, and then to Oliver Springs. Oliver provided mail service from his 35-room mansion, which also served as an inn. He was the first to develop the commercial potential of the mineral springs. He would transport his guests between the springs and the inn. During the Civil War, the inn was used as a hospital by both sides. Find out more history at the wikipedia link to the left.


It was renamed briefly as Poplar ...

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It was renamed briefly as Poplar Springs and then as Oliver Springs after the first postmaster, Richard Oliver, who also owned the first hotel built to capitalize on the area's mineral springs, used for centuries by Native Americans.


Thanks to an early settler Richard ...

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Thanks to an early settler Richard Oliver, of which the town gets the rest of its name, the town of OliverSprings began to develop around tourism to the mineral springs.

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Growth remained slow, but by 1826, Richard Oliver became the town's first postmaster. The town was re-named Oliver's in his honor, then briefly Popular Springs, and then to Oliver Springs. Oliver had built a 35 room inn in the 1830s and began the first promotion of the mineral springs. The inn was used as a hospital but both sides during the Civil War.


Thanks to an early settler Richard ...

oliverspringscity.com [cached]

Thanks to an early settler Richard Oliver, of which the town gets the rest of its name, the town of OliverSprings began to develop around tourism to the mineral springs.

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Growth remained slow, but by 1826, Richard Oliver became the town's first postmaster. The town was re-named Oliver's in his honor, then briefly Popular Springs, and then to Oliver Springs. Oliver had built a 35 room inn in the 1830s and began the first promotion of the mineral springs. The inn was used as a hospital but both sides during the Civil War.


Roane Tourism - History of Roane County

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Later, the town was named after Richard Oliver, its first postmaster, and the natural mineral springs that were nearby. Mr. Oliver was the first to develop the commercial potential of the springs. He transported guests staying at his inn to the springs.

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