Historic Speedwell Academy

Address: 220 Academy Rd. Speedwell, TN 37870 Phone: (423) 869-3414
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I-75 Exit 134 to State Hwy. 63 East to Claiborne County Line, continue 1/4 mile, then right on Bowman Rd. 1/4 mile to Old Hwy. 63, right on Old Hwy. 63 1 mile, then right on Academy Rd. for 1/2 mile to building site.


Restored 1827 building. Retains much of its original aesthetics. Site of much activity during Civil War, it was used as both a hospital and headquarters for both sides. Grounds were called Campground Bluff during the war, and Confederate soldiers used the building's weathervane for target practice. The large "Long Tom" brass cannon was kept at the academy.

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City: Speedwell, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Knoxville & Middle East

Hours Open:
Apr. - Oct. (3rd Sun.) 2 - 5 p.m.; Holidays 2 - 5 p.m.; Christmas Open House (1st three wkends in Dec.) 2 - 7 p.m.; Tour groups by appt.

Dates Closed:
Jan. - Mar.

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