Town of Appalachia
The town of Appalachia is considered to be a largely intact “era” town of the late 1800s, early 1900s. At one time, the town was the center of a booming coal mining culture. The town was the “hub” of eight “coal camps” located along the outskirts of the town. The town sprang up after the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Southern Railroad made a junction there in 1890. It was named after the Appalachian Mountains, in the heart of which it stands. Attractions located in the Town of Appalachia include the Powell River Trail, historic Kelly View School, and a Veterans and Miners Memorial Wall. The historic downtown business district includes several small business including a restaurant and coffee shop.