Powell, Tennessee: Airplane Filling Station

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Address:
6829 Clinton Hwy, Powell, TN
Directions:
I-75 exit 110 (Callahan Drive). Drive west about a mile, then turn right at the stoplight onto US Hwy 25W/Hwy 9 (Clinton Hwy). The plane is at the top of the hill about a half-mile north, on the left side of the road.
Hours:
M-F 9-6, Sa 9-4 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
865-771-1174
RA Rates:
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Plane Gas Station.

Airplane Filling Station

Built in 1931, a former gas station roughly shaped like the Spirit of St. Louis. Abandoned for years; now restored and open as a barber shop.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [01/28/2018]

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Plane.

Airplane Filling Station

The airplane building is now a Barber Shop run by John. I highly recommend stopping by for a haircut. It was like stepping back in time.

[John, 04/28/2019]

Airplane Gas Station.

Airplane Gas Station

Refurbished and looking great, the gas station is now a barber shop. This summer they added a historical marker.

[Jennifer Lovett, 08/22/2018]

Plane building.

Gas Station Shaped Like an Airplane

Restoration update: The exterior is now shiny sheet metal and it appears to have new windows and door. The wing appears stable and sports mid-century lighting. Inside is in-progress: plywood walls and a bathroom. A news article said they may rent the space as an office once it's completed.

[Abby Suiter, 05/02/2013]

Airplane building under restoration.

Airplane Gas Station

Airplane Gas Station on Clinton Highway is being restored. I pass by it on my new school bus route and took a picture to share. The renovations are slow, but they are happening.

[Jenkay518, 09/10/2012]

The gas station was built in 1930 by brothers Elmer and Henry Nickle. The road that it's on is the former Dixie Highway, which ran from Michigan almost to the southernmost tip of Florida.


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