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National Register of Historic Places From Tennessee

Contact Information

Claudette Stager - 615.770.1089
Christine Mathieson - 615.770.1086
Peggy Nickell - 615.770.1087

Other Registration Forms

The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's list of cultural resources consideredworthy of preservation. In Tennessee, the staff of the Tennessee Historical Commission administers this program. Three times a year, the State Review Board meets to recommend properties for listing in the National Register.

There are over 2000 entries in the National Register from Tennessee. Every county in the state has at least one entry. For additional information on the National Register program, contact the Tennessee Historical Commission at 615/532-1550 or

Norris Dam State Park Rustic Cabins Historic District

The Norris Dam State Park Rustic Cabins Historic District is located in Anderson County on 37 acres in the Eastern portion of Norris Dam State Park. The buildings in the district were built as a New Deal project between 1934-1937. Agencies involved in the design and construction were the Tennessee Valley Authority, Civilian Conservation Corps, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service. The district is comprised of nineteen cabins, a linen house, a tea room, an amphitheater, and two ranger residences. The district is notable for the federal government's efforts to provide employment and create recreation areas during the Depression. The district is also significant for its rustic style of architecture. In addition to being used for recreation and camping, during World War II the cabins housed workers from Oak Ridge who were working on the Manhattan Project. In 1953, the state bought the park from the TVA and made some changes to the cabins. Tennessee State Parks is currently working on plans to rehabilitate and upgrade the cabins so they are able to be used year-round, but also continue to reflect their historic character.

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Norris Dam State Park Rustic Cabins Historic District.

Happy Holler Historic District

Situated around North Central Street and East and West Anderson Avenues in Knoxville, the 14-building Happy Holler Historic District is a good example of a neighborhood shopping district that formed where trolley lines had stops. The trolleys provided transportation between developing suburban areas, the downtown, and the manufacturing and railroad districts. Most of the district is composed of one-story masonry retail buildings built between 1909 and 1945. The name Happy Holler comes from the Prohibition Era when alcohol could be purchased in the alleys behind the stores. Happy Holler is one of seven existing community based shopping areas centered on the streetcar trolley routes in Knoxville. Until the close of nearby Brookside Mills in 1961, the district was a thriving neighborhood commercial area. There has been a resurgence of activity in the area due, in part, to Fa├žade Improvement Grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Happy Holler Historic District.

Miller Farmstead

The 56 acres, 10 buildings, three sites, and two structures that make up the Miller Farmstead are part of Roan Mountain State Park in Carter County. The farmhouse, farm yard, outbuildings, cemetery, and agricultural landscape are interpreted by the park as an example of Appalachian subsistence farming, farm life, architecture, and settlement patterns. The farmhouse was built by Dave and Nathaniel Miller in 1908, using lumber from the surrounding woods. Although the house was inhabited by the Millers until the 1960s, it was never electrified. The farmstead became part of Roan Mountain State Park around 1970 and initial ideas were to demolish the buildings and erect a ski lodge at the site. Today it is open to visitors Wednesday through Sunday from May to October.

National Register of Historic Places Registration Form for the Miller Farmstead.