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Rocky Mount

Take a step back in time and experience Tennessee history in a gorgeous and peaceful setting. Rocky Mount State Historic Site is home of the famous Cobb house and other historic structures and is well-known for its service as the capital of the Southwest Territory in the late 1700s. On Rocky Mount’s 40 acres, visitors will also find a flock of authentic Cotswold sheep, a blacksmith shop and a garden maintained by master gardeners. On the grounds, passionate costumed interpreters, educators, museum guides and many volunteers share their expertise with guests, who will leave with greater knowledge of the history of Northeast Tennessee and the state. The site also features a beautiful, state-of-the-art museum filled with 18th and 19th century artifacts and valuable historical information. For a more immersive experience, check out the many programs and events offered at Rocky Mount. We’re glad you have joined us!

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Your contribution to Rocky Mount Historical Association helps directly support our mission of enriching the lives of the public through educational programs focused upon customs, values, and practices of the early settlers. We love serving our community and appreciate your support. 

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