The Tennessee Encyclopedia provides to you authoritative, well-researched entries on the state of Tennessee, as a free service from the Tennessee Historical Society.

But the cost of maintaining the Tennessee Encyclopedia and adding new content is not free to the Tennessee Historical Society, a private 501(c)(3) not-for profit.

Please support our mission to promote the history of Tennessee and to encourage an appreciation for our complex and fascinating heritage. Your donation of $5, $20, $50 or whatever you can give will allow the Tennessee Encyclopedia to continue its goal of telling the stories of all Tennesseans.

Many thanks,

Ann Toplovich
Executive Director, THS