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Q.: Did Tv series get Its Hooterville from our Hooterville?

About: Adair geography lessons get deeper with one on Hooterville

By E.H. Lepiarczyk II

I have heard of Hooterville and may have even visited there some. I don't know who would be an authority on Hooterville.

I would recommend Adair County's renowned plumber, Mr. Joe Edward Kimbler, as an authority on Hooterville.


Mr. Kimbler is much more knowledgeable about many Adair County issues and concerns of the day; and matters of importance, than most people could imagine.

I have often found Mr. Kimbler to be very informative and entertaining.

I can speculate that Hooterville is a community in close proximity to McGaha and Oak Grove.

I still would like to know how close Hooterville is located to Tarter!

If Mr. Kimbler is not available for information about Hooterville, I bet my second cousin twice removed, Mrs. Byron Wyatt Hixson, could enlighten us all more about Hooterville.

Mrs. Hixson, Cousin Judy, is a gem of information regarding the geography and history of Adair County; particularly of northeastern Adair County.

I'm wondering: Does anyone know if the Hooterville in the television series, "Green Acres", got its name from our esteemed Adair County's Hooterville?

If no one knows, I'm sure Arnold Ziffel could have told us! Now, that pig had good sense... -E.H. Lepiarczyk II
The only authority on the locality we know is Mr. Buck Campbell, who always spoke of Hooterville with its companion, Resurrection City, as Hooterville & Resurrection City, much as one regards Minneapolis/St. Paul, Buda and Pest, Dallas/Fort Worth, Soddy and Daisy, and other great metropolitan combinations. Actually defining where the places are was another matter. I think it's in the heart. When the Great Dr. W.K. Neat was asked how one would know they were in Putman County, the near mythical subdivision of Adair County, he would say, "You will have absolutely no doubt when you get there, it just greens out." And that was before Timmy Baker started putting all that lime on his pasture fields. Maybe, Hooterville & Resurrection City are like that, a places of the mind - the stuff of summertime dreams. -EW


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