See four historic farms that make up Earnest Farms Historic District--Elmwood Farm, Broyles Farm, Crum Farm and Jim Earnest Farm--near Chuckey community in Greene County. The farms were initially developed by pioneer Henry Earnest (1732–1809) and his descendants in the late 18th and 19th centuries. The district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes Ebenezer Methodist Church, home to Tennessee's oldest Methodist congregation, and the Henry Earnest Fort House, one of the state's oldest homes. Designated a Century Farm, Elmwood Farm is one of the oldest farms in Tennessee, continuously cultivated since 1777. Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park, the traditional birthplace of frontiersman Davy Crockett, lies along the east bank of the Nolichucky and opposite the Crum Farm. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Mauris-Earnest Fort House, the Henry Earnest Fort House is located just south of Chuckey in Greene County along Chuckey Pike. The house was built ca. 1784 as a fort to defend against Cherokee threats, and sets on the banks of the Nolichucky River.
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