Historic Homes of Northeast Tennessee

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The communities of northeast Tennessee are among the oldest settlements west of the Appalachian Mountains and the original 13 colonies. The cities of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport and surrounding towns of Elizabethton, Erwin, Greeneville, Jonesborough, Mountain City, and Rogersville are home to some of the most remarkable historic houses in the country. The region is home to the oldest frame structure in Tennessee—the Carter Mansion in Elizabethton—and Pres. Andrew Johnson's residences in Greeneville, the Rocky Mount State Historic Site in Piney Flats, the Allandale Mansion in Kingsport, and the Roderick Butler Mansion in Mountain City. Northeast Tennessee features mountain log cabins, brick Federal-style residences, Georgian, Colonial, and Victorian mansions, urban apartment dwellings, row houses, and a number of other architectural styles. The region's oldest homes were built in the late 1700s, including the Gillespie stone house in Limestone.
ISBN: 9781467117074
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 216
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author Robert Sorrell is an award-winning journalist and freelance writer. Based in Johnson City, Tennessee, and a current Bristol Herald Courier reporter, he has contributed to numerous publications and is the author of regional history books. He is also the recipient of the Award of Distinction from the East Tennessee Historical Society.
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