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

This Day In East Tennessee History

  • June 29, 1795

    A special session of the Tennessee territory assembly was called by William Blount on this day in 1795.  He wanted to take action leading to the admission of the Territory into the Union.