TNFlag     Beuna Vista, Carroll County, Tennessee    TNFlag

Buena Vista, settled as early as 1820, was one of the first settlements in Carroll County.   In 1850, the town was established on Thomas Pasture land.  Some early settlers were the Hamptons, Roberts, Criders, Nesbitts, Wilsons and Rogers.  W.P. Nesbitt was the first merchant.
On April 23, 1834, Mt. Nebo Baptist Church was organized on land donated by William Dearing.  J.W. Cearley was the first pastor.   In 1896, John Spellings donated land for a new building that stood until it was outgrown and a new brick building was built.
Early in the history of Buena Vista a school was built and grades 1 through 12 were taught.  A new brick building was built in the 1920's.
L.O. Kee owed the cotton gin and there were five general merchandise stores.  L. D. Murphy practiced medicine.
The N. C. & St. L. operated a train that passed through Buena Vista affording transportation and mail service.

                                                                  notes submitted by Jere R Cox

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