Sunday, July 15, 2007


In the shadow of Buffalo Mountain lies one of the earliest settlements in this area. The home at Tipton-Haynes State Historical Site in present-day Johnson City, TN belonged to three prominent Tennessee statesmen: John Tipton (1730-1813); John Tipton Jr. (1769-1831); and Landon Carter Haynes (1816-1875). The museum, exhibits, buildings and grounds trace the history of the Native Americans and the earliest settlers to the area, the fascinating history of the "Lost State of Franklin," and the growth of Tennessee, as well as the Civil War period. Located on the grounds is a cave which tradition says Daniel Boone camped. To read more about the history of Tipton-Haynes, click here and here. For directions, click here.

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