East Tennessee seems to be the place for people who want to create their own little utopias–antique-filled backyard paeans to the past. Just down the road from one such place in Rogersville lies Mayberry, a tribute to the Andy Griffith classic TV show. This one was built by John and Ruby Hitch and stands in the Seymour community south of Knoxville.
Photo courtesy of Sisters of the Silver Sage
Mayberry consists of buildings containing items from the time that the Andy Griffith Show was on the air. Structures include Wally’s Service Station, Floyd’s Barber Shop, a grocery store, and a courthouse. The Hitches open Mayberry to the public on Saturday nights from May through September for tours and concerts. For details, call (865) 579-6653.
The Hitches also host two radio shows, one of which is “Mayberry Country Classics,” which can be heard from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Eastern time on Saturday here.
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