Sergeant Alvin C. York Historic Park is located nine miles north of Jamestown and pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. The park contains the farm and gristmill once owned by York who lived in the Pall Mall area for most of his life. Along […]
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The Forbus General Store was built by W. M. Johnson in 1892, and was operated by Johnson until his death in 1941. At one time, the store included a gas-powered gristmill, a blacksmith shop, and several granaries, but only the store stands today. The store purchased produce and furs from local residents, and at one […]
Time stands still at Rugby, Tennessee – the restored Victorian village founded in 1880 by British author and social reformer, Thomas Hughes. It was to be a cooperative, class-free, agricultural community for younger sons of English gentry and others wishing to start life anew in America. At its peak, some 350 people lived in the […]
The York Mill, located at a bend in the Wolf River just downstream (and across the street) from the York house. Built around 1880, the mill consists of a two-story frame mill house mounted atop pillars of stacked rocks. A mill dam diverted water through a millrace, where it turned the mill’s large turbine (when […]
The Mark Twain Park is a small, grassy area with trees located near the courthouse. The spring, located in the park was utilized by Twain’s parents for their water while they lived in Jamestown. The park is located near the Jamestown post office and is open year round to the public.