Sabine Hill Restoration

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Taylor House 1936 - Front.jpg

Rainey restores Sabine Hill Historic Estate in  Elizabethton, TN.

Brigadier General Nathaniel Taylor began building Sabine Hill between 1814 and 1816, after returning home to Elizabethton following the War of 1812.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabine_Hill

An historic home once doomed for destruction is about to experience a million dollar re-birth.

Despite being built in 1815 and standing to this day as treasure trove of history, Sabine Hill in Elizabethton was targeted for demolition a few years ago to make way for condos.
Residents purchased the property from the developer and then sold it to the Tennessee Historical Commission.   Then, in 2012, the Tennessee General Assembly approved $1 million to restore the home and open it to the public as an extension of Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area.
The white framed house near one of  Elizabethton’s busiest intersection was built by General Nathaniel Taylor and his family.   A prominent figure in the War of 1812 and the first Sheriff of Carter County, Taylor didn’t get to enjoy the home.   He died before its competition.  But his wife, family, and slaves lived on the property which served as a hub for a massive estate.   Those people and their stories are what the team of history hunters hope to understand and interpret for visitors to the home after restoration is complete.

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