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Wheatlands Plantation, Sevierville

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Wheatlands was an antebellum plantation in Sevier County, in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The plantation's surviving structures— which include the plantation house, a storage shed, and smokehouse— have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The plantation house has been called "the best example of a Federal-style building remaining in Sevier County."Wheatlands, named after its large annual wheat crop, was established as a family farm by Revolutionary War veteran Timothy Chandler in 1791. Chandler's son, John Chandler (1786 - 1875), inherited Wheatlands in 1819, and under his direction the plantation grew to become one of Sevier County's largest farms, covering 3700acre by 1850. Chandler's freed slaves inherited part of Wheatlands in 1875, and formed the Chandler Gap community in the hills south of the plantation.LocationWheatlands is located at the corner of State Highway 338 and Cedar Springs Valley Road in the Boyds Creek community, about halfway between Sevierville and Seymour. The plantation was situated along the banks of Boyds Creek, which empties into the French Broad River at the Brabson's Ferry Plantation about a mile to the east. This gave Wheatlands access to the nation's interior waterways, allowing this shipment of its "Wheat Whiskey" to New Orleans.
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  • In all honesty, I can't say that I liked it, But it is a very interesting old Plantation. Some of the family really liked it. If you Like history and old places you would Probably like it. It is kind ...  more »
  • Let me start by saying, your tour guides and owners "Sir" John and Richard are just amazing. If you're in the area and want something different and off the beaten path then you've found it. Such rich ...  more »
  • We did the history and ghost walk tour. Truly fascinating! So much history here..the guides are phenomenal-they're so welcoming, interesting and knowledgable. Can't wait to continue to see their resto...  more »