Almost two centuries after it was built, rocky mount was bought from cobb family descendants by the state of tennessee in 1959. Rocky mount, the home of william cobb, served as the first capitol of the southwest territory. Rocky mount museum, a living history museum that interprets life in 1791, opened as a state owned historic site in 1962 in piney flats, tn. Lesson plans for the classroom volume iv developed by participants of the 2003 teachers history institute teaching appalachia. A history is more than just the story of rocky mountain in its brief tenure as a national park.
A visit to the site will include several components starting with a visit to the massengill overmountain museum. February 26, 1789, washington county records, book 2, pp. Donald ressel passed away on march 1, 2020 at the age of 79 in rocky mount, missouri. In addition to being a fulltime student in etsus honors college, i am a museum technician at rocky mount state historic site and museum. Rocky mount demonstrates living history of the early settlers in the year 1791, when rocky. Bibliography of tennessee local history sources sullivan. In 1777, the county of nash was formed, though, today, rocky mount is in both nash and edgecombe counties. Maury county, tennessee genealogy genealogy familysearch. Larry hamilton obituary rocky mount, north carolina. Music by the sons of liberty josh, noah and daniel. Local history and genealogy friends of the library.
William and barsheba cobb move west, transferring rocky mount to their daughter penelope massengill. Maury county, tennessee genealogy familysearch wiki. Miller county missouri genealogy, history, maps with. George washington is president of the united states and has appointed william blount as governor of the southwest territory. He has authored several local history books, including beach to bluegrass, southwest virginia crossroads, and the marble and other ghost tales of tennessee and virginia. Great smoky mountains national park in gatlinburg, tn. Rocky mount had a gristmill early on and it was not a surprise. As in years past, rocky mount will have a contest to name these lambs for children 11 or younger.
Our overriding goal is to present history accurately and fairly. The man from katuah project recorded the sons of liberty in piney flats, tn on january 25th, 2020 at rocky mount state historic site museum. Author robert sorrell is an awardwinning journalist and freelance writer. Discover librarianselected research resources on tennessee history from the questia online library, including fulltext online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. The franklin county historical society was chartered by the commonwealth of virginia in 1968 for the purpose of collecting and preserving the history of franklin county, virginia. The following are links to family history and genealogy. The minds of cherokees, blacks, and whites on the tennessee frontier by cynthia cumfer university of north carolina press, 2007. He is also the recipient of the award of distinction from the east tennessee historical society.
Our north carolina books help you discover the most important events in the states history, its culture, and its community evolution throughout time. Members of the rocky mount historical association are admitted free. Rocky mount, in piney flats, tennessee, also known as the cobbmassengill house, was the. The secretary of the interior has declared them to be eligible for designation as national historic landmarks. Author joe tennis is an awardwinning journalist and former sullivan county resident. Submissions can be made at rocky mount and will be taken through. Pdf construction history of the rocky mount historic site.
Its scope includes the earliest traces of human activity in the region and outlines the major events of exploration, settlement, and exploitation. Today, rocky mount museum continues to receive guests with every mark of attention and gladness. The franklin county library will be closed to the public until further notice. Rocky mount hosts the capitol of the southwest territory with gov. Guide to maury county established 1807 genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, civil war records, revolutionary war records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries. Isjl north carolina rocky mount encyclopedia goldring. Includes history and genealogy for aurora springs, west aurora, iberia, tuscumbia, eldon, olean, pleasant mount, brumley, bagnell, rocky mount, marys home, ulmans ridge, charlestown, mo, civil war, map, goodspeed, goodspeeds, goodspeeds, biographies. Maury county, tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. North carolina and tennessee by matthew stevenson in which the author goes by plane, bicycle, train, and rental car from europe and new york to the american south. We will post updates and information on fb, instagram and snapchat. The county was named for benjamin franklin who was a popular hero in 1785 when the county was organized rocky mount, virginia history. Larry cecil hamilton was a resident of rocky mount, north carolina at the time of. Funeral home services for donald are being provided by phillips funeral home. Larry cecil hamilton was born on saturday, january 03, 1948 and passed away on monday, march 23, 2020.
Image and reality of appalachian culture this project was funded in part by a grant from humanities tennessee, an independent affiliate of the national endowment for the humanities. Rocky mount state historic site will host its annual an old fashioned independence on wednesday, july 4 th from 11 a. The first of this springs cotswold lambs have been born, with three more ewes expecting. Hi, my name is wesley harris, i am a undergraduate student at east tennessee state university majoring in history with a double minor in anthropology and storytelling. As washington county, nc and the mother county of tennessee, washington county gave rise to sullivan county, 1779. Guide to maury county established 1807 genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land. Rocky mount museum piney flats 2020 all you need to. Rocky mount historic site in piney flats, tennessee when william cobb arrived with his family in the western frontier of north carolina in 1769, he did not realize that his new home would play such an important role in shaping the future of our country.
The last billion years a geological history of tennessee. Youll find the details on a death at the end of a party in rocky mount 1890 a tale of two men, pistols and a deadly duel 1908 a police killing and a trial that dragged on 1927 and unrequited love and the deadly result 1936. List of books and articles about tennessee history. Rocky mount, in piney flats, tennessee, also known as the cobbmassengill house, was the first territorial capital of the southwest territory the property of william cobb, the original residence at rocky mount served as the territorial capital from 1790 to 1792.
Great smoky mountains national park tennessee vacation. Wooly day at rocky mount east tennessee historical society. Passing through the door of rocky mount, you step back in time to the year 1791. Funeral home services for donald are being provided by. Candlelight christmas at historic rocky mount east.
This special venue provides a unique view of tennessee s history that your guests will love. Family books available in the research library at the. A free site for marion county, tennessee local history and genealogy research and information. The cobb house on the rocky mount site was built in 1772, while the. The rocky mount historic site 40sl386 in piney flats, the history of the. He has authored several local history books, including beach to. This part of tennessee has a fascinating history and this former early settlement is a great place to learn. Rocky mount, north carolina, was first colonized by white settlers in the late 17th century. Allow the students to experience different aspects of daily life through the following. Washington iron furnace is an historic iron furnace, located in rocky mount, franklin county, virginia. Familysearch southern claims commission franklin county barred and disallowed claims source. The current regional minorleague team is the carolina mudcats in the nearby town of zebulon. Feb 28, 2020 the man from katuah project recorded the sons of liberty in piney flats, tn on january 25th, 2020 at rocky mount state historic site museum. Rocky mount state historic site reception venues piney.
She also established the rocky mount historical association, the organization that maintains and operates the site to this day. This special venue provides a unique view of tennessees history that your guests will love. History of washington county welcome to washington county. The tour begins with a orientation of the history of rocky mount and christmas traditions of the past. Historic homes of northeast tennessee history books. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of.
Local genealogy history authors marion county, tennessee note. Rocky mount museum piney flats 2020 all you need to know. Goodspeeds history of hamilton, knox and shelby counties of tennessee, 1887. Jul 04, 2018 rocky mount state historic site will host its annual an old fashioned independence on wednesday, july 4th from 11 a. He built a nine room, two story comodious log house which he called rocky mount, because of the many outcroppings of beautiful linestone rocks. Lantern guides lead groups down the candlelit paths to the historic home of rocky mount, christmas eve 1791. Heart of the valley a history of knoxville, tennessee 1976. Rocky mount is a major center for youth traveling sports as a midpoint between new york and florida along i95. All books listed below by local authors are located in the. Local genealogy history authors marion county, tennessee. The granite furnace was built around 1770, measures 30 feet on its. Our facilities are perfect to boost attendance, keep prices affordable, and provide a unique view of tennessee s history.
Rocky mount historical association, rocky mount museum, 200 hyder hill road, po box 160. 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. William blount, the governor of the territory of the united states south of the river ohio, presided over the newly formed territory from 179092. Rocky mount living history museum in piney flats tn on museums in tennessee. Along the appalachian trail georgia, north carolina, and tennessee ioa. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of southern appalachian mountain culture, this is americas most visited national park. This event showcases how people in 1791 celebrated the birth of their nation and the independence they fought so hard to secure. Spending a few minutes in each room, the tour goes through the buildings of the historic site. In 1777 the north carolina legislature changed the name of washington district to washington county, nc. Defriece said the east tennessee historical society from knoxville and. National historic landmarks are those sites judged by the advisory board on national parks, historic sites, buildings, and monuments to meet the criteria of national significance in commemorating the history of the united states. She set in motion the chain of events that lead to the purchase of rocky mount by the state of tennessee. Also a typical tour of rocky mount museum, including the museum.
Wooly day is rocky mounts spring event which features hand shearing of its flock of sheep and wool processing techniques of the 18th century. Sevier county, tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy research page. The 15 best things to do in rocky mount 2020 with photos. Tennessee association of museums rocky mount historical. Mountain music outreach programhistoric harmonies, rocky mount museum, piney flats, tn 5. Step back in time kids, were off to the 18th century. Free shipping and more for millionaires club members. Aug 08, 2016 author robert sorrell is an awardwinning journalist and freelance writer. Rocky mount living history museum in piney flats tennessee. Rocky mount, in piney flats, tennessee, also known as the cobbmassengill house, was the first territorial capital of the southwest territory. Great local history, all actors are in the correct historical period. Bibliography of tennessee local history sources sullivan county. A short history of smith county tennessee from the book a history of tennessee and tennesseans by will t.
Rocky mount historical association living history tours. Rocky mount was built by william cobb, an emigrant from eastern north. The granite furnace was built around 1770, measures 30 feet on its south face, and was listed on the national register of historic places in 1973. Page 335 the legislature shall have no power to suspend any general law for the benefit of any particular individual, nor to pass any law for the benefit of individuals inconsistent with the general laws of the land. Rocky mount museum and living history site sits at the foot of the beautiful appalachian mountains. Vast vistas of surrounding mountains, forested hills and pastoral farm fields offer beautiful backdrop for outdoor wedding. History of washington county welcome to washington.
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the dates. Large tracts of the best land in the county were entered by survivors of the revolution. Rocky mount also has a history of minorleague baseball that ended with the rocky mount pines of the carolina league. The rocky mount living history museum gives a colourful insight into 1700s pioneer life and can transport the family back in time to really gain an understanding of what life was like in the past. Deed books to verify the transfer of property from. Rocky mount had a gristmill early on and it was not a surprise when the first railroad line came to town. Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between north carolina and tennessee in great smoky mountains national park.
North carolina and tennessee by matthew stevenson in which the author goes by plane, bicycle, train, and rental car from europe and new york to. List of books and articles about tennessee history online. Governor blount has taken up residence at william cobbs log home of rocky mount to conduct the business affairs of the new territory. Museum highlights include regional historical artifacts from the 18th and 19th centuries. In 17761777, when a stage road was built from abingdon, virginia, to jonesborough, north carolina now tennessee, it ran in front of rocky mount, which became a stop on the route. Guide to sevier county established 1794 genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, civil war records, revolutionary war records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries. Plan your perfect wedding day, reception, meeting, or seminar at rocky mount museum. This event showcases how people in 1791 celebrated the birth of their nation and the independence they. Rocky mount, a pictorial history by bugs barringer, et al.
List of pensioners on the roll january 1, 1883 franklin county, virginia source. Rocky mount, the county seat, was for nearly 100 years, two rival villages, rocky mount and mount pleasant, combined in 1873. The property of william cobb, the original residence at rocky mount served as the territorial capital from 1790 to 1792. Included within the boundaries of the county was most of presentday tennessee. History of miller county, missouri with 147 pages including 84 pages of biographies plus 26 miller county communities on 6 historical maps. Sullivan county, tennessee church books sullivan co. Tennessee county history and genealogy books genealogy. A narrative history of the territory of the united. Three years later, on april 1, 1962, the rocky mount historical association opened the site to the public.338 1492 29 605 1399 1292 602 344 1621 765 996 1146 1600 982 918 748 6 1611 524 1571 1636 265 1414 1242 1661 652 96 510 345 1634 1654 941 986 445 806 1493 483 1080 252 840 222 197