Former Tellico Plains mayor dies at 90

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (AP) – Former Tellico Plains mayor Charles A. Hall, who wrote the town’s history and built a museum in his name, has died. He was 90.

Hall was mayor for 31 years and was involved in the creation of Cherohala Skyway.

Myers Funeral Home in Tellico Plains said Hall died Wednesday at a Knoxville hospital.

He wrote “A History of Tellico Plains, TN” in 2001 and built the Charles Hall Museum the following year.

The funeral home said he was an organizer of a wagon train in 1958 to show that a road from Tellico Plains to North Carolina was necessary, resulting decades later in the Cherohala Skyway.

Hall was also a member of the town’s fire department for 52 years and served as a member of Monroe County Court and as county commissioner.