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DeVault-Massengill House - Piney Flats, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 24.342 W 082° 20.677
17S E 379433 N 4029787
Quick Description: Massengill, a first settler in the area, built log cabins. DeVault built the mansion on this large farm.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 7/9/2009 3:43:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM6QKP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Per "Touring the East Tennesse Backroads" by Carolyn Sakowski (Page 35), we learn that "Henry Massengill, Sr., was one of the first settlers in East Tennessee, came to this area in 1769. He built the log cabin that stands next to the mansion today. Between 1840 and 1842," Issac DeVault built the mansion that overlooks the countryside today. In 1937, the Massengill family bought the farmstead back.

From Historic Sites of Sullivan County complied by Muriel Spoden, we find out the log cabin was probably for the plantation overseer.

As a footnote, I really do recommend Sakowski book as an interesting guide for driving around the area to see the historical sites. Parts have been scanned by Google, but a hard copy has been great while trying to find this NRHP locations.
Street address:
6868 Bristol Highway
Andrew Johnson Hwy. US 11E
Piney Flats, TN USA

County / Borough / Parish: Sullivan County

Year listed: 1985

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1750-1799, 1825-1849

Historic function: Domestic

Current function: Domestic, Vacant/Not In Use

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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