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 18, 1812

    With the aid of the entire congressional delegation from Tennessee, all among the frontier War Hawks, a declaration of war against Britain was secured on this day in 1812.