W.A. Lamons established Lamons Wagon Company in 1868. He performed the general blacksmithing and manufacturing of farm wagons. It continued as a family business with his sons George G. and H.A. Lamons and grandson G.S. Lamons. The Lamons brothers also partnered with J.M. Reaves. Lamons Wagon Company was awarded in 1916 a state contract to provide transportation for rural school children. It was called "The Tennessee School Wagon." The company diversified to include a steel rubber tired tractor, the Lamons-Armstrong All Steel Farm Wagon, and a horse drawn wagon. In 1961, it consisted of 4.5 acres, one factory building, one warehouse of 4,000 square foot, and one stockhouse building. It was situated beside the Southern Railroad.
Greeneville, Tennessee was named after Revolutionary War hero Nathaniel Greene. It is the town seat of Greene County, Tennessee located adjacent to the Tennessee-North Carolina line. Greeneville is notable as the town where President Andrew Johnson spent most of his active life and for the role the town played in the very early history of Tennessee, namely as the capital of the short-lived State of Franklin.