Smith County

The Tennessee General Assembly chartered Smith County on October 26, 1799.

Historic Sites

Battery Knob Earthworks

Carthage, Tennessee

This Civil War fort was erected in 1863 by the Union army to defend the Cumberland River crossing at Carthage. It is presently on private land and is not accessible to the public.

Carthage United Methodist Church

Carthage, Tennessee

The Carthage United Methodist Church is a Victorian Gothic church building on Main Street and was built in 1889. It continues to have an active and vibrant congregation.

Cullom Mansion
Cullom Mansion

Carthage, Tennessee

The Cullom Mansion is a two-story Greek Revival style dwelling built in 1848. It is sited on a prominent hill east of downtown and retains much of its original character.

Fite-Williams-Ligon House
Fite-Williams-Ligon House

Carthage, Tennessee

The original section of this brick dwelling dates to the early 1800s but it was remodeled into the Italianate style in 1878. Located north of downtown, the house has been well preserved.

Cordell Hull Bridge
Cordell Hull Bridge

Carthage, Tennessee

The Cordell Hull Bridge is a steel vehicular bridge over the Cumberland River. Erected in 1936, it was listed on the National Register for its engineering significance.

Smith County Courthouse
Smith County Courthouse

Carthage, Tennessee

The Smith County Courthouse is a Second Empire style courthouse building constructed in 1879. No longer used as the courthouse, the building is undergoing rehabilitation as a museum.