Newport - Cocke County Museum (Cocke
history and heritage)
Highway 321 in the Newport Community Center
433 Prospect Avenue, Newport, TN 37821
Hours: 1 - 5 pm, Wednesdays
"Virtual Tour" of the
County Museum was made possible by the help of Janella Carpenter.
Newport - Cocke County
Museum is located in
the Newport Community Center on Highway 321, just five minutes from the
435 Exit of Interstate 40. Founded by the William Cocke Chapter,
Daughters of the American Revolution, the project was spearheaded by
State Historian Wilma Dykeman.
The Museum, which opened in 1980, reflects the rich local history and
heritage that is Cocke County. It houses a permanent collection of
antiques and artifacts, many of which are displayed in three
period rooms: a Victorian Parlor, Early Bedroom, and Pioneer Kitchen.
(Click on links below to
see the exhibits)