This 1920 building (36.212198, -82.687186) was originally a bank. It sits on Chuckey Pike where it crosses the railroad tracks. The original train depot, now in Jonesborough, was located just across the tracks. According to a local, the rumor was that the owners of the bank faked a robbery and absconded with the institution’s accumulated wealth. Comments welcome on this (and any post). It may have functioned as a post office, also.
The original safe is still there, along with a bunch of stuff apparently left over from a rummage sale.
Also across the tracks from this building was once located a “birth to death” store…it had everything you’d need from birth to death (like the Big Store in Kingsport TN). It’s totally gone now.