Until rails reached the area around 1891, Algood was simply farmland, Â— much of it owned by Joel Algood Â— and known as Â“"Algood Oldfields."Â” The Nashville & Knoxville Railroad bought land from him for a depot and called it Â“Algood.Â” The rails carried out agricultural products, notably poultry and eggs. So much, in fact, the town once called itself the Â“"Chicken Capital of the World.Â”"
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