County Seat: Maynardville
In the 1940s and 1950s few Americans were better known than Roy Acuff, a native of Maynardville. He started off as a baseball player, but then an injury cut short his career and he began playing the fiddle.
In 1934 Acuff started going on hillbilly radio shows on stations such as WSM in Nashville (the home of the Grand Ole Opry). With the release of songs such as The Great Speckled Bird and The Wabash Cannonball he became nationally famous. And, with a great sense of humor, Acuff eventually became the host of the Grand Ole Opry.
Here's a photo of the Union County Courthouse in Maynardville.