Rocky Mount Johnson City, TN
Visit the historic site of the first capital of the Southwest Territory, a portion of land that would eventually be sold off into present-day Tennessee. Rocky Mount is right outside the City of Johnson City and was the capital of the area for a few years in the late eighteenth century. Travel up the hill to see the monuments dedicated to those who formed the Southwest Territory and the value of the city to its evolution.
Visit the building that currently resides on the historic site near Johnson City, TN. See many of the artifacts and documents of the Southwest Territory as they are on full display. Much of what is on display dates back to the 1790s when the governor was living in the building.
See a few log cabins around the region. A few of the properties around Johnson City, Tennessee were used as plantations. Look around the surviving properties and see how they were built and how they were used for storing foods and housing guests. The cabins have been refurbished to their original standards to show what life was like at the time. See the fascinating features all around that makes the region vital to the state’s history.