Front Porch to the Region's History

Geography defines East Tennessee as a land of mountains and valleys and with a history and heritage apart from the rest of the state. The East Tennessee Historical Society recognizes this distinctiveness with programs and exhibitions uniquely tailored to the region. Our educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important. 

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • September 22, 1780

    On this day in 1780, the first deed conveying land in Fentress County occurred between Henry Rowan and Conrad Pile.  It concerned a tract on Caney Fork of Wolf River.