Monday, May 16, 2016

Groups of Interest in Smyrna

One good thing about Smyrna is the fact there are people active to keep the history alive in Smyrna. One of these groups are the Friends of the Johns-King House (Liberty Hill)

They describe their groups as..

Welcome to the Friends of the Johns-King House. Built in 1807 by prominent Tennessee political figure - Col. Robert Weakley, (Weakley County TN). The historic Johns-King Home is likely the oldest surviving private home in modern day Smyrna, TN. The house was a witness structure to the Cherokee Trail of Tears of 1838, and a Confederate hospital during the Civil War. The Friends of the Johns-King House is a Tennessee state chartered non-profit organization, formed for the purpose of promoting the purchase, restoration, and preservation of the property as an educational resource and to encourage the future development of this very historic home as a historical interpretive center for northern Rutherford County and Smyrna TN.
Drop by and see what is happening to this historical site.

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