Oliver Springs, a quaint community nestled in the foothills of East Tennessee, was established in 1821 as a coal mining town and has a varied history. When the mining phased out in the 1960’s the scenic hills and valleys remained.
This has spawned a recreation area for ATV enthusiasts that swarm to ride the 30,000 acres of trails on Windrock Mountain. With the 20th century the railroad came to our valley and brought with it dignitaries and celebrities to enjoy the elegant Oliver Springs Hotel and the many natural springs that inspired our name. As technology has allowed nearby Oak Ridge to grow, our rich heritage has allowed us to remain a gateway to a simpler way of life. We were a location for the filming of the 1990 movie ‘October Sky’ and home of Country Fresh Foods, makers of Pamela Anne’s Fudge. Our newest endeavors include ‘Stitching on Ridge’ the ‘Windmill Inn B&B and ‘Rodstalgia’. We are a unique destination for nature lovers who enjoy the changing colors each fall with a view that’s unrivaled. This little town was home to Joseph Estabrook 5th president of UT, to the grandmother of Senator Howard Baker, Philanthropist Bramma Pemberton and to entertainers Levi Kreis and Janelle Arthur. The October Sky Festival is a celebration of our heritage. It is no surprise that the people that live and play here, call it, The Land of "OS”.