From the Second Great Awakening and the Civil War to the industrial revolution and space flight, Overton Countians have proudly served their neighbors and their nation in myriad ways. Stop by Overton County Heritage Museum, where visitors can explore artifacts, exhibits, and information that span more than 200 years. Take a seasonal walking tour and meet the Ghosts of Overton County, or tour some of the town’s finest homes adorned for the Christmas season.
Overton County Heritage Museum
Overton County Heritage Museum, located at 318 Broad Street, hosts a variety of exhibits that showcase and honor local heroes and history. Among them is B.C. Goodpasture, a noted writer and preacher who himself was from Overton County. There are also interactive activities such as “And Justice for All,” where visitors may visit a replica jail cell in order to discourage them from lives of crime. Many photographs of the devastation wreaked by the “Twister of 1933” are also on display.