Tennessee’s Historic Sites
Just a hay barn now, thi simpressive structure was once the school for local children in a quiet Tennessee community.
This Lutheran Church in Greene County, Tennessee was founded in 1811 and one of its buildings served as a field hospital in the Civil War. Legend says that a mass grave was dug in front of the church to bury the dead.
This abandoned brick house is believed to have been constructed in 1790 for one of the earliest settlers in this part of Tennessee.
Fairview School | Greene County, Tennessee | c. 1914 Built in 1914, this old school was closed in the 1940s when rural schools were consoliated. The large ‘auditorium’ room has a make-shift, half basketball court for students to play inside on cold days. The school sits in a rolling pasture, adjacent to Fairview Cumberland Presbyterian…
Red barns are iconic across rural America, but have you ever wondered why so many are painted this prolific color?
Built in 1911 to replace an earlier building lost to fire, this school hasn’t been used since the 1950s.
If you’ve ever seen an old house on a lifted foundation and wondered why it was built that way, here is your answer!
This country store served a rural farming community in Tennessee until the 1950s.
This Tennessee schoolhouse served the local community from 1918-1949.