Day: August 11, 2013

An Old Distillery & Why You Never Listen to Anyone Working at Citgo

We’re at the peak of our trip! The whole point of going! Stop the presses! Halt your horses! Sorry, getting carried away. Our whole ancestry journey brought us to this place.  The original site of Nelson’s Greenbrier Distillery. For more on Charles’ Nelson and how I get to call him my great-great-great grandfather, check this out. The site still has the original warehouse, Barrel house and building foundations. Not to mention a working spring. Can I just tell you the chills I got when taking this picture?  My grandmother, (Charles’ great-granddaughter) at the site of his distillery all these years later. And to think it wasn’t until January that we even knew of the connection and here we stood. We knew from online research that the site was listed on the National Register and had an accompanying marker.  Wandering around the grounds, with not a marker in sight, we realized it must be in town. We piled into the car, drove into Greenbrier, Tennessee, and stopped at the Citgo station on the corner.  My mom …