Trustee Bill Hullander Has New Book On His Home Community Of Apison

Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Bill Hullander presents wife Linda with her copy of the new book on the Apison community
Bill Hullander presents wife Linda with her copy of the new book on the Apison community

Hamilton County Trustee Bill Hullander has come out with a new book on his home community of Apison.

It was a secret project, and he presented the first copy of "Apison: Our Community Past and Present - 1956-2013" to his wife, Linda, on the day before Christmas.

Other family members, including son, Matt, opened theirs on Christmas morning.

Mr. Hullander said he got the idea for the book after taking a look at a book about Apison that was produced in 1956. That book is long out of print and he had hung onto one of the few copies remaining.

The first part of the 128-page book, that was produced by College Press just down the road at Collegedale, is an exact reprint of the 1956 book.  

The next part is Mr. Hullander's memories of growing up in Apison, including helping out at his father's grocery and taking part in the annual wagon trains from Apison to near Cohutta, Ga., that included a campout.

There is also a section about the devastating tornado in 2011 that claimed several lives of Apison residents.

It concludes with the heart-warming story of how a wonderful house was built in seven days on some of the Hullander land at Apison for soldier Andrew Smith, who lost his legs in Afghanistan, and his wife, Tori. Bill and Linda Hullander stopped by the new house to deliver a copy of the new book to the Smiths. 

The book tells how Apison got its name - from the type of clay encountered by those building a railroad through Apison. The settlement at the community actually dates back to 1840. There are sections about the pioneer Plowman family and the Plowman cemetery.

Photos include one of the former Apison train depot and of some of the early settlers.

Mr. Hullander had 1,000 copies of the Apison book printed. Some of the proceeds of sales of the book will go to Apison Elementary School. There is a picture of Mr. Hullander's third grade class at the school.

The book may be purchased directly from Mr. Hullander, who still lives on London Lane in Apison next to son, Matt. The price is $15 each. When mailed, it is $20 each.

Order from Bill Hullander, 10944 London Lane, Apison, Tn., 37302. 


 





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