This home was constructed in 1838. When Historic Collinsville acquired the house, it belonged to Dr. Benton Adkins, a neurosurgeon from Nashville. In the mid-1800s, many homes also functioned as schools for traveling teachers. Teachers earned a very small income of $30 a year for female teachers and $60 a year for white males. Inside you will find nice, but simple, furniture and on the wall are written the rules that teachers were expected to follow. This home decor represents the late 1800s.