Built in the 1830s near Chapel Hill Road in Montgomery County, Tenn., this cabin was the home of Newton and Savannah Weakley, grandparents of Historic Collinsville founder Glenn Harris Weakley. Glenn and his wife JoAnn founded Historic Collinsville in 1974, opening to the public in 1997. Learn more about the area and its history, receive a tour map of the grounds, and browse through memorable gifts in the Visitor Center.
Ear corn was stored in the corn crib for both the family and the animals.
Robert Peyton Lewis was born here in 1845. The home served as a family home for Mr. and Mrs. George W. Lewis and their 13 children, as well as a lookout for Union Soldiers.
This smokehouse was used to preserve the meat for the family. During winter months, the family would smoke hog meat to preserve for later use.
Pre-Civil War era.
Named because Jesse would sleep in the yard outside, his friend’s home, while he and his men would travel from Missouri to Logan County, KY to see his fiancé Zerelda Mimms. After a nine-year engagement and traveling to see her, they married in 1874. This home is currently under reconstruction.
Formally the home of Benton Adkins, a neurosurgeon from Nashville. This home is currently under reconstruction.
This property was used for both worship and learning. The portable teacher’s desk is of particular interest.
Built for daughter, Kitty (Catherine), who raised her children in the house and lived there until she died. Housed in the parlor is a baby tender that is from the 1700s. It was found in Sarah Hale’s home in Massachusetts. Sarah wrote "Mary Had A Little Lamb" in 1830 and was a crusader in making Thanksgiving a national holiday.
Built by Barnabus Powers. The hand-hewn meat box is made from a single poplar tree and filled with salt to cure hogs and other meats before smoking them.
Loom houses were important in established homesteads to create cloth for clothing.
The blacksmith was a VIP in the community. He created everything that used iron or metal for the community. Ont Collins was a blacksmith by trade, he also gave Southside, Tenn. its name Collinsville.
Built by Nathaniel Irby, the Wildlife Center displays both animals from Tennessee and around the world, plus a Native American artifact collection.