In April, in the early days of social distancing, Sweetums and I took a drive to the Victorian village of Rugby, Tenn., and we drove through the tiny town of Viola, Tenn. I know very little about it but wanted to share the photos because the town hall was so picturesque.
Here’s what I learned online:
- Population is about 133.
- Initially called Blue Springs until first post office was built in 1858 and the town was named Viola.
- The name reportedly comes from the character in Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”
- A brand of flour called Viola’s Best was made at the local Viola Mill until it closed in 1973.
We only took a few photos because it was a tiny town and we were on our way to Rugby. Here they are: