Wheatland's Plantation was established in 1791 by Timothy Chandler and his son John. They built their farm to be one of the largest and most famous plantations of its day. Timothy Chandler served with Col. John Sevier at the "Battle of Kings Mountain" South Carolina in 1780. On returning home John Sevier was entrenched in the "Battle of Boyd's Creek". These Revolutionary War battles were won and help spiral John Sevier to be the First governor of both the states of Franklin and Tennessee. Wheatlands would eventually be located on the later battle field and today "Wheatlands" stands as a tribute to these early pioneers.
The first Chandler landed in Jamestown in 1610 at the age of 9. This first John Chandler was the youngest person to enter the new country, sailing on the ship "Hercules" from England.
Today Wheatlands Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non profit organization manages the plantation
to restore the mansion house and other buildings of this magnificence part of early
Your interest and Your $support is needed and greatly appreciated!
Watch our progress as we endeavor to recreate Wheatlands as an integral operation in the East Tennessee. This once fully self sufficient plantation Wheatlands was a remarkable seat of commerce in this new land both in local goods as well exports, having connections from their wharf's and docks the family had in the New Port Virgina conecting to foreign ports.
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2507 Boyds Creek Hwy
Sevierville, Tn 37876
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