DeVault-Massengill House

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DeVault-Massengill House
DeVault-Massengill House is located in Tennessee
DeVault-Massengill House
DeVault-Massengill House is located in the US
DeVault-Massengill House
Nearest city Piney Flats, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°24.342′N 82°20.677′W / 36.405700°N 82.344617°W / 36.405700; -82.344617Coordinates: 36°24.342′N 82°20.677′W / 36.405700°N 82.344617°W / 36.405700; -82.344617
Built 1769, 1842
Architectural style Log house, Greek revival
NRHP reference # 85000669[1]
Added to NRHP 1985

The DeVault-Massengill House (also known as Mary Lou Farms) is a historical building and farmstead in Piney Flats, Tennessee, United States. The house is a mansion built in the Greek revival style by Isaac DeVault in 1842. The first building on the property, a log cabin built by Henry Massengill around 1769, is also still intact. The house and property was listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as the DeVault-Masengill house in 1985 for its architectural significance.[2]

History of the buildings and land[edit]

The property was first developed by Henry Massengill, who settled in eastern Tennessee in 1769. He built a log cabin on the property, which has been restored and is still there. He also developed it into a plantation, which remained in operation for many generations. The DeVault family acquired the property in the 19th century, and the Massengills bought it back in 1937.[3][4] Today it lies along the Bristol Highway, across from the Rocky Mount Museum.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Martha Gray Hagedorn (October 15, 1984). "National Register of Historic Inventory - Nomination Form: DeVault-Masengill House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-01-12.  Photos
  3. ^ "Touring the East Tennessee Backroads", Carolyn Sakowski, pg. 35
  4. ^ Historic Sites of Sullivan County, Muriel Spoden
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