A town flooded by TVA and it's story.

Old Butler and Watauga Academy


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Dan Crowe – soft cover – 72 pages – photographs – 1983


Living along Roan Creek, named after Daniel Boone’s horse, the people held forth through good times and bad times.  In 1860 Joshua Perkins  built a house  for his son Frank.  When Frank left the area, this house was deeded to the Aenon Seminary, a secondary school for the children of the neighborhood.  Thus began the community known as Butler.  The community survived until the Tennessee Valley Authority created the Watauga Reservoir and the valley where Butler lay was flooded.  This is the story of that community through history.


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