PHOTO: U.S. Army
County Seat: Livingston
Sometimes, an event can turn an ordinary American doing his or her duty into someone famous. Such is the case with Tennessee native James T. Davis. On December 22, 1961, Davis – an American soldier – was killed in an ambush at a military airfield in Southeast Asia. Not too many people outside of Overton County noticed. But as the years went by, the United States increased its military presence in that Asian country (South Vietnam). Eventually America fought a war there called the Vietnam War. And for many years, Davis was considered to be the first American to die in that war.
Sorghum and molasses for sale in Muddy Pond
Overton County is also the site of a delightful Mennonite community called Muddy Pond. It's worth going out of the way to see. And if you would like to buy some molasses and sweet sorghum, this is the place!
Here's a picture of the Overton County Courthouse.