Anyone that is a member will be getting a Special extra Gift this Christmas Day
Give a Gift Annual Color Membership to the Smoky Mountain Historical Society for 2019
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Smoky Mountain Historical Society Membership
New members that join after 11/19/2018 have web access to our site till 12/31/2019 and will receive their 4 printed journals when available in 2019. Plus you will have access to view or download to save all 2018 and back journals in our archive. Current Members who renew before Janurary 1 will be credited towards your 2019 membership. More benefits coming soon!
Welcome to the Smoky Mountain Historical Society
We are glad you found us. If you seek to learn about the history and mountain life of the folks who lived in or next to what is now the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Eastern Tennessee you have come to the right place.
Here you will live the hardships and struggles of survival in the days of Davy Crockett and Sam Houston well into the middle of the 20th century and later. Stories these families have passed down from generation to generation; true stories that come alive.
Perhaps no other area in the United States has a genealogy that will go back to the Revolutionary War days whose many descendants still live in this area.
Here Civil War battles were fought. Families were torn by their sons going North or South to fight each other.
Maybe these mountain folks are kin to you. You would be surprised. You will find marriage records going back over 150 years. Who is buried, in what cemeteries and where do you find them? See whether your genealogy connects you with new found cousins.
Again welcome, happy exploring and please feel encouraged to join with us.
Larry Fox, President