On Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 8 am to 4 pm, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host its eighth Tour of Washington County, Tennessee, where participants will see historic sites and sounds across our amazing county. Elaine Cantrell, JGS Director, and Chad Bailey, JGS President, will be the tour guides across an eight-hour tour route, which will include much of Jonesborough, Leesburg, McCarty, Oakland, Washington College Station, Washington College, Conklin, Snapp Bridge, New Salem, Bailey Bridge, New Victory, Shakerag, Mt. Wesley, Mill Springs, Greenwood, Eden, Testertown, Cherokee, Johnson City, Tree Streets, and others.
Creeks, cemeteries, homes, historic sites, and so much more will be pointed out along the way. Stories will be told and fun will be had! Much of this tour will be based on Elaine Cantrell’s historic survey of Washington County, Tennessee, which contains 24 volumes of photographs of sites and sounds of Washington County. This tour will begin at the Jonesborough Visitor Center, 117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, at 8 am. Please arrive at the Jonesborough Visitor Center at least 30 minutes prior to loading, i.e. arrive at 7:30 to get on the bus. Parking will be available on a first come first serve basis at the Jonesborough Visitors Center. The bus will be loaded and leave promptly at 8 am. Participants will take a tour of the David Stuart (or Jessie Moore) Property, Snapp Feed and Seed Co./Snapp Farm, Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, Model Mill, and a Tree Street Home. Cost is $50 for JGS members and $55 for non-members. RSVP with payment and forms are required to receive a seat. Seats are First Come First Serve with 30 seats available.
To Register, please download, print, and mail in the registration form along with your money. To download click here.