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Mountain States League ran from 1948 to 1954. This league was a Class D league until 1953, before spending one final season as a Class C league in 1954.

1948     Harlan KY, Jenkins KY, Morristown TN, Newport TN, Oak Ridge TN, Pennington Gap VA. The Oak Ridge franchise moved to Hazard KY during the season.

1949    Big Stone Gap, VA and Middlesboro, KY entered the league.

1950    No teams entered or left the league.

1951    Norton, VA entered the league; Newport left the league.

1952    Jenkins and Pennington Gap left the league.

1953    Kingsport TN,  Knoxville TN, and Maryville-Alcoa TN entered the league; Hazard left the league.

1954    Oak Ridge, TN and Lexngton, KY entered the league; Big Stone Gap, Knoxville and Norton left the league. After the original Morristown franchise disbanded May 15, the Maryville-Alcoa franchise transferred there June 20 then disbanded July 2. Lexington folded July 7, Harlan June 20. (2, 300, 545, 552)