Dove/Martin Springs Post OfficeThursday, December 8, 1932 issue of South Pittsburg Hustler,
For the past several years, or since the establishment of the Dixie highway from Nashville to Chattanooga and running through the Battle Creek settlement, the little village of Dove at the foot of the Cumberland mountain just as you start up to Monteagle, has been fading and giving place to a new name. This name is Martin Springs, derived from the popular tourist-camp at that point and on the premises of Thornton Martin, a pioneer citizen and merchant-farmer.
In the future when writing letters or cards to this point, be sure and address them to Martin Springs instead of Dove as you have been accustomed to these many years."
Article submitted by Ida Smith
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