Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Island Home



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



Text:

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