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

  • July 22, 1822

    On this day in 1822, in a message to the Tennessee Legislature, Governor Carroll announced that the "industry of our citizens and the surplus produce of last year" had diminished the depression conditions caused by the Panic of 1819.