By Charlie Hutson
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Cordell’s Modern Cabins was once located about four miles north of Lafollette on U.S. 25W.
This is just one of the many establishments along this stretch of road between Lafollette and Jellico, locally known as Jellico Hwy. Back then most lodging places sold gas and oil and usually had a pay phone in the office. Many sold soda pops and snacks as some also sold adult refreshments. They not only provided a room for you and your family, but they also provided a garage for automobile. Now that’s full service. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/23/2023-6AM)
6 Replies to “Cordell’s Cabins remembered on this Throwback Thursday”
I was raised up on Jellico Hwy. I’m 68 years old and I don’t recall this ever being there.
It looks like the place across from LaFollette utilities that was raised a few years ago.
I remember being happy when daddy would drive by there on the way from granny’s because we were going to the old Ridgewood for pizza. Lol.
Russell Motel, then Shelby Motel, I never seen it with the name in the picture on it. It was across from the LAFOLLETTE utilities and Mitchell & Rogers wrecker service. I have never heard of that name before that’s in the picture.
Where exactly was this? I remember what my parents called Roy Roach’s place. This doesn’t look familiar.
This was across the church (now) close to Ogg’s Station and coal yard. The church now was built as a bar. The cabins was called :gold” something, was a good bar, dancing. Roy’s truck restaurant was closer to town, on right just past the coke ovens.
I live in that vicinity and can’t imagine where it would have been.
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