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.  The ETHS educational mission is to engage the public with the message that history is important. 

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • April 20, 1865

    On this day in 1865, a guerrilla band of pro-Confederates destroyed a train at Talbott Station, and one week later a military courier was waylaid near warm springs.