In 1784 a Virginian surveyor named Daniel Smith moved with his family to the Cumberland Settlement in present-day Middle Tennessee and began construction on a limestone, Federal-Style building that would house generations of the Smith family for almost 200 years!Plan my day in Hendersonville using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Located next to a Cumberland River tributary called Drake’s Creek, the house was built on part of the 3,140 acres that Daniel Smith received in land grants for his service in the Revolutionary War and his surveying work. Over the course of a decade, the Smiths constructed their home in three phases resulting in the story-filled, multi-cultural historic house that stands today.
General Daniel Smith was a trailblazer, successful surveyor of Tennessee who named the state of Tennessee, a Revolutionary War patriot, Native American Indian negotiator, two-time Senator and one of the greatest Tennesseans of that era.
Stop by for a visit today and explore the sites and stories of this beautiful historic property!
Historic Rock Castle Reviews
Nice peaceful area. Did not take tour but the women in the visitors center were helpful and knowledgeable plan on going back when I have more time more »
I want to applaud the caretakers of Rock Castle and their board for doing such a great job on events! They allowed our scouts to do projects there, the spring and summer events are fun, and it's a his... more »
Folk and Bluegrass Fest was amazing! Great music, food and drinks. Laid back with plenty of stuff for the kiddos. Just wish the house was open but just makes us want to go back for all the events!
Beautiful home and land with a guided tour. If you are into historic homes this is a must see. Looks mostly preserved with all original furniture.
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