Washington County Historical Society

We are passionate about preserving and telling the rich history of our County.

News

Two Historical Programs about Cherokees in Washington County on Nov. 13

The Washington County Historical Society will host two events on Sunday, Nov. 13, about "Native American Presence in Washington County" with a major focus on the Cherokees. On Nov. 13, a guided tour of the early Cherokee sites in Washington County … [Read More...]

Annual WCHS Membership Meeting on Oct. 9

The Washington County Historical Society will honor Gretchen Gearhart and Carolyn Reno as the 2017 Distinguished Citizens of Washington County at the society's annual meeting and luncheon. The luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, at … [Read More...]

Annual Meeting

Purchase lunch for Annual Meeting and Luncheon on Oct. 9 at Mermaid's.
Tables for eight are also available. Purchase a table for the Annual Meeting and Luncheon.

Flashforward – November 2016

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The August 2016 edition of Flashforward is available for download as a PDF. Included in this issue are a recap of the society's annual meeting, at which Gretchen Gearhart and Carolyn Reno were honored as Distinguished Citizens of the Year; a short … [Continue reading]

Flashforward – September 2016

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The August 2016 edition of Flashforward is available for download as a PDF. … [Continue reading]

Flashforward-August 2016

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The August 2016 edition of Flashforward is available for download as a PDF. … [Continue reading]

Flashforward-May 2016

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The May 2016 issue of Flashforward is available for download as a PDF. … [Continue reading]

The Ridge House at 230 West Center

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In 1839, the house served as a refuge for Sarah Bird Northrup Ridge and her children, after the assassination of her Cherokee husband, John Ridge. Fayetteville's oldest house stands as a post Trail of Tears Site commemorating the John Ridge Family … [Continue reading]

The Archibald Yell Law Office

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The Archibald Yell Law Office was built around 1835 and moved to the Headquarters House ground in 1992. Judge, congressman, governor, and soldier, Archibald Yell is a colorful figure from Territorial Days who comes to life in the Living History … [Continue reading]

Headquarters House

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At 118 East Dickson, Was built by Judge Jonas Tebbetts in 1853 and miraculously survived the Civil War. The Battle of Fayetteville was fought on its front lawn and a doorway bears the scar of a minieball which is preserved in testament to the battle … [Continue reading]