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

  • November 26, 1851

    Robert McKinney was born in Greeneville, Tennessee on this day in 1851.  He served as alderman of Chattanooga, state senator, judge of court of appeals, and on the U.S. Railway Labor Board.