Grinders Switch

In the 1900’s, Grinder’s Switch was a shipping town.  In more recent times, this quiet farm community has become known all over the word as the home town of Mine Pearl, the imaginary spinster of Sara Ophelia Colley Cannon who grew up across the river in Centerville.  Over the years through her comedy, Mrs. Cannon brought laughter to millions.  Through this same comedy, she preserved a valuable picture of life in the h ills of Tennessee during the Twenties and Thirties.