Saturday, November 28, 2015

Rocky Mount State Historic Site

Last week, Bruce and I took a drive up to beautiful East Tennessee. Rocky Mount State Historic Site was built by William Cobb in 1772 and served as the territorial capitol of the S.W. Territory between 1790 and 1792. Cobb hosted First Governor of the S.W. Territory, William Blount here until Blount moved to Knoxville. Our re-enactor and Executive Director Gary Walrath, and his wife were very informative. We thoroughly enjoyed the journey along the trails of Tennessee. The small building is the kitchen, where a slave, Ruth, shared her skills and recipes. Loved it!
Slave Kitchen
Rocky Mount
Executive Director, Gary Walrath with re-enactors.