Wheatlands Plantation, Sevierville

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Wheatlands is 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.
Wheatlands is located at the corner of State Highway 338 and Cedar Springs Valley Road in the Boyd's Creek community, about halfway between Sevierville and Seymour. The plantation was situated along the banks of Boyd's 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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  • Located in the center of a small town, this plantation is now a residential dwelling with young children living in it as well. Highly disappointed in the choice to make this history inaccessible to...  more »
  • We went here today because the website claimed that it was open for business. Upon our arrival, we noticed the previously mentioned For Sale sign, but also a No Trespassing on the front gate...  more »
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