- Norm Stephens, world-famous guitar player who played with Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell, and Hank Thompson, was a long-time resident.
- Tom Hubert, former NASCAR driver and current crew member for Bill Davis Racing
- Nicole Teter, 800 meter runner: Three-time USA Indoor champion ('02, '03, '08); American record holder at indoor 800m - 1:58.71; 2004 Olympic Trials runner-up; 2008 Olympic competitor; 2002 USA Outdoor Champion; 2003 U.S. Outdoor runner-up; 1991 USA Junior champion
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