While on a recent trip to Kingsport, Tennessee to visit kinfolk, Mike and I had an hour or two to kill and decided to visit a local antique mall. We always keep an eye out for churns that were made locally in our little area of the world, but still we were surprised when we came upon this Davis & Son Number 3 churn in northeastern Tennessee. After forking over the $85 asking price, the churn has now made it "back home" to Mississippi. The Davis & Son pottery operation turned out churns and other crockery and stoneware during the 1930s. Although the mark indicates Smithville, Miss. I believe the actual pottery site may have been in Itawamba County, or at least close to the county line. Smithville would have been the nearest post office.