Historic Post Office
The Historic Post Office is open by appointment only.
Rachel H.K. Burrow Museum
Doctor Malcolm A. Baker came to Arlington in January 1952 and used this building for his medical office. After he moved his office, the first library in Arlington was started in the building in 1957.
The museum is open the third Saturday of each month May through September from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and by appointment.
The Blacksmith Shop is located in Depot Square on Quintard Street. The Blacksmith Shop is a reconstruction of the original building that was on this site until 1991 when it collapsed. The Masonic Lodge of Arlington founded in 1908, used the second floor of the shop as their meeting hall. The shop includes blacksmithing tools and old farm equipment on display. It contains one of the few working forges in Tennessee.
Plans for restoration of the original building had been initiated before its collapse. After the collapse, wood from the old building was saved for the restoration project. However, the wood was lost when an arsonist burned the building where the wood was stored. Reconstruction of the building began that year and was completed in 2000.
Harrell Farm Log Cabin
The Harrell Farm Log Cabin is located in Depot Square on Chester Street (next to the Historic Post Office). It was built in the mid-1800's. The Harrell Farm Log Cabin was used as the cook's house on the Harrell farm since before the turn of the century. In 1991, Miss Addie Lee Harrell, who still lived in the house on Forrest Street, decided to have the little cabin burned by the Town's fire department to get rid of the cabin as well as to give our volunteer firemen 'practice.' Members of the Chapter and others dismantled the cabin, numbering each log but placed back together placing the cabin at its current site on Chester Street. The log cabin includes rope bed and spinning wheel displayed inside.
The Harrell Farm Log Cabin is open by appointment only.
Holy Innocents Church, Cemetery & Meditation Garden
The Holy Innocents Church, Cemetery and Meditation Garden is open daily from dawn till dusk.
Community Activities & Events Developed by the Arlington Chapter APTA
- Chili Supper in October
- Memorial Day Service in May
- Fourth of July Picnic on July 4th
- Arlington in April
- Silent Auction at Taste of Arlington
- Walking Tour Guide
Items of Historical Interest Available through the Arlington Chapter & at S.Y. Wilson's
- Featuring historic buildings in Arlington
- Arlington: A Short Historical Writing of the Town
by Rachel Herring Kennon Burrow
Reprint (originally printed in 1962)
- The Holy Innocents: The Story of a Historic Church and Country Parish
(Hayesville, Wythe Depot) Arlington, Shelby County Tennessee
by Ellen Davies-Rodgers
- Featuring a historic site maintained by the Arlington Chapter