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Rhyne Clock Company
211 W. Main Street,
Newport, TN 37821
Latitude: 35.969279 Longitude: -83.196191
Rhyne Clock Company has become a tourism attraction in Cocke County. Under the headlines of ?Grandfather Clocks Make Tennessee Company Tick,? Scripps Howard articles have appeared in newspapers throughout the country-the Cleveland, Ohio Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Memphis Commercial Appeal, South Carolina?s The Greeneville News, Philadelphia Enquirer, and a number of papers in California. Customers are now following the interstate highway system to Newport.
?We are pleased to greet these tourists, help them select a grandfather clock and recommend motels and restaurants that will make their stay in Cocke County enjoyable,? said Patsy Williams, president of Rhyne Lumber Co.
Many former Newport and Cocke County residents have returned to visit relatives and have stopped by the clock plant bringing their newspaper articles-displaying pride in the national attention to Newport and Cocke County. Others who have family connections in Cocke County, only mentioned by parents and grandparents, seemed delighted to explore their heritage-even those who beat the revenuers out of the county in days gone by.
?We love to give the tourists our Heritage Tour brochure of Cocke County and invite them to get to know our frontier,? laughed Williams.
Rhyne Clock Company is a unique family-owned business located at Main Street in Newport. Exit
Clocks are fashioned in cherry, walnut, oak, and poplar with German Hermle movements. Rhyne Clock craftspeople fashion an assortment of clock cases. These are bought by people from around the world.
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