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This home, originally owned by Elmore Douglass, served as one of the earliest courthouses in Sumner County between 1788-1790. Attorney General Andrew Jackson practiced at the home during his early law career on the western frontier. The home was later occupied by William and Emma (Douglass) Clark and their ten children. After the Civil War broke out in 1861, four of the Clark sons enlisted to fight on behalf of the Confederate cause. Of the four Clark brothers that enlisted, only one Clark boy returned home alive after the war's end in 1865. 

The Douglass-Clark House serves as a historic site as well as an interpretative center. The site is open Tuesdays-Saturdays between 9:00am-4:30pm for daily tours. Admission is free. The Douglass-Clark House is located on the trailhead for the Station Camp Creek Greenway, which is also free and open to the public. 

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The public is welcome to free, guided tours of the Douglass-Clark House on Tuesdays-Saturdays.
The public is welcome to free, guided tours of the Douglass-Clark House on Tuesdays-Saturdays.
Life on the frontier.
Stand in a space that's stood since 1786.
Imagine court in 1788.
Learn about the house's use from 1788-1790 as a courthouse serving Sumner County!
Learn about the folks who occupied the house.
See the creek that sustained the Douglass-Clark House.
Station Camp Creek runs alongside the Douglass-Clark House and a 1-mile paved greenway is open to walk year-round.
Douglass-Clark House

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Free to the public.
Dates Closed
The is closed every Sunday and Monday and is closed daily for lunch (sign posted). The Douglass-Clark House will be closed on major holidays and the following days in 2019:

Tuesday, Jan. 21-Saturday, Jan. 26
Friday, April 19
Thursday, July 4
Thursday, Nov. 28 & Friday, Nov. 29
Tuesday, Dec. 24 & Wednesday, Dec. 25
9:00am-4:30pm daily
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