Greenback Heritage Museum
Welcome to the Greenback Heritage Museum in Greenback, Tennessee. Our Museum was established to preserve items related to the history and heritage of the area around Greenback. The town was adopted from a nearby postoffice that was established in 1883 in a country store known as "Thompson's Stand" after one of its owners, Lorenzo Thompson. The post office designation "Greenback" arose from the name of a national political party that was active in the region following the Civil War.
The museum houses a collection of artifacts and memorabilia donated or loaned by local families, businesses and institutions. These include documents, books, picture, farm tools, household items, telephones, antique radios and business equipment from the 1800s and early 1900s. A unique item on desplay is the Greenback Heritage Scrapbook which is a compilation of documents, pictures, newspaper clippings and articles covering the history of the area from around 1800 until recent times. Each year the museum sponsors a Quilt Show in the late summer or fall.
Across the street from the muesum is the historic Greenback Depot built in 1914 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The depot hosts a farmer's market and special events throughout the year and has railroad items on display