Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Island Home

Marker ID: THC 1E 106
Location: Knox County, in Knoxville, 2725 Island Home Boulevard
County: Knox
Waymark: None


In 1846, Perez Dickinson built this house and named it Island Home, and it served as a center for picnics and parties. Legend says that his cousin, Emily Dickinson, wrote some of her poetry during visits to this house. In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th p