Please visit and consider signed the on line petition to help save and restore the 209-year-old Johns-King House at 845 Old Jefferson Pike in Smyrna, Tennessee by clicking here.
“We are requesting the Rutherford County Commission allocate $150,000 to purchase this 209 year old historic landmark home at 845 Old Jefferson Pike in Smyrna, Tennessee. The Friends of the 1807 Johns-King House are seeking to preserve one of Rutherford Counties oldest historic homes for the benefit of the citizens of Rutherford County and the citizens of Smyrna, TN. The house has a vast 209 year old history linked directly to the founding of Rutherford County, TN. and Col. Robert Weakley, a very prominent 18th and 19th century Tennessee Politician. The home is also one of less than 10 surviving Cherokee Trail of Tears witness structures that saw the passage of the Cherokee through the county in 1838, and it also played an important role in local Civil War history as the location of Wheeler’s Raid on Jefferson and a Confederate hospital in December of 1862. The citizens of Smyrna and Rutherford County would greatly benefit from the preservation of the house and it’s restored use as a Smyrna based Historical Interpretive Center.”