A walk through State of Franklin history

The Washington County Courthouse in Jonesborough TN has the Ten Commandments posted by the door.

Jonesborough was the capital of the state of Franklin for a brief shining moment.

I visited upper east Tennessee last weekend, partly to soak up some atmosphere for a future fiction work, but also for vacation. Had to check out Jonesborough, which for a couple of years was the capital of the never-officially-recognized state of Franklin. Now it’s Washington County’s courthouse town, and billed as the oldest city in Tennessee.

Jonesborough (pop. 5,333 counting dogs) was originally part of North Carolina.

It’s definitely worth a visit.

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