One of the great tobacco plantations of the South, Wessyngton was the estate of the Washington family, one of the stateâ€™s largest slave owners.Â In 1860 the family owned 13,000 acres and their 274 slaves raised 250,000 pounds of tobacco.Â Once the occupying armies came, many Wessyngton salves escaped and joined the U.S. Colored Troops in the region.Â This National Register-listed site is not open to the public, but its historic entrance gates may be seen along State Highway 257, which passes through the heart of the plantation. Â
The 2015 eGuide gives you instant access to Tennessee’s irresistible attractions and destinations. Peruse venues online, then put in your order to get a free guide delivered to your doorstep.
Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways
Three statewide and 16 regional trails run through your favorite Tennessee destinations. The best part is you can decide when and where you want to travel. Discover more »