Tennessee History for Kids

The museum at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park is shown.

I don’t believe in ghosts, never have. But there was a time when Old Stone Fort, in Coffee County, was said to be haunted.

At first glance, Old Stone Fort appears to be nothing more than a short wall around a big field that is flanked by small two rivers — the Duck and Little Duck. But the wall happens to be very old, between 1,500 and 2,000 years old, during the Woodland Era. This is the same era in which Pinson Mounds was built in present-day Madison County, and it’s a mysterious era.