Meigs County Historical Society

The Meigs County Historical Society was formed in June 1983 and in the 24 years of its existence has been actively promoting and preserving the historic beginnings of Meigs County.

In 1989 the society purchased the 1880 Gothic styled law office building in Decatur from Mrs. Dudley Culvahouse and restored it to its original décor. After collecting furniture, pictures, and old record books the society opened its Historical Museum in December 2002. The museum is located on Smith Avenue and was built for a lawyer named Robert Smith so of course, the Society lovingly refers to the building as “our little Smithsonian”. Mail Address: P. O. Box 43, Decatur, TN 37322

Museum Information

The museum features a time line history of Meigs County and includes artifacts and genealogies. The museum is open all year except for holidays. Please call 423-334-4424 for opening hours.

Directions to the Museum

The museum is located at 200 Smith Avenue in Decatur, Tennessee

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