I was up at the library the other day to make some copies. This is a pic of our library. On the side is a ‘quilt’ piece. It’s part of the Quilt Trail. That is a series of painted wood or metal, hung or free standing, quilt squares installed at various locations along a route, emphasizing significant architecture and/or aesthetic landscapes. Currently North America has quilt trails in 43 of the United States as well as in three Canadian provinces. There’s going to be a National Quilt Trail Gathering in August here in Greeneville!
I took some pics of the history plaques right there on the property. This first one is about Nelly Van Vactor, born a slave in Virginia, she ended up being a free woman and major property owner in Greeneville! She owned the land the Library now sits on. You can read her story here.
Another plaque right here on the library grounds is The Big Spring. Seems the town was settled by Scotch-Irish!
Here’s the Big Spring, right behind the library.