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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

  • August 7, 1760

    On this day in 1760, Fort Loudon finally surrendered to Cherokees after it had been under siege by the Cherokees.  Two days later many of the survivors were massacred.