The Netherland Inn
A Brief History of the Netherland Inn: A gateway to the west.
Defying time that has touched so much with ruin, the stately historic Netherland Inn rises high above the Holston River. From the 1760s travelers came by wagon down the Island Road to the river bank where they built boats and migrated west. Originally built by William King in 1802 and 1808 for the sole purpose of developing a boat yard from which to ship his salt, the Netherland Inn was later sold at a sheriff's sale in 1818 to Richard Netherland. Netherland immediately procured a stage contract and established this beautiful three-story building as an inn and tavern on the Great Old Stage Road, the main route to Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee. The Netherland Inn became established as a popular stagecoach inn hosting many famous persons including Presidents Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson and James Polk.
Open Saturday and Sunday - May through October
Doors open for tours: May 25th, 2012
Fun Fest Open House - July 14th, 2012
Lo Country Boil - August 11th, 2012
Teddy Bear Picnic - September 6, 2012
Fall Fest and Quilt Show - October 6th, 2012
1818 Christmas At The Inn - December 8-10, 2012
While on the Web, please visit the official site of
The Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail Association
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