What? In Tennessee, each town used to determine its own time?

Today we carry watches and cell phones that tell us exactly what time it is, based on the time zone in which we live.

It may surprise you to learn that the very idea of “standard time” was unknown throughout most of the 1800s. In fact, each TOWN kept its own time, based on when the sun passed over the courthouse!

Click here to read about how railroads changed this.