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The Moffitt Manor of Altamont, Tennessee - A 18th Century Historical Landmark

Nestled on a full acre of well-manicured greenery in southeastern Tennessee stands the historic Moffitt Manor. Conveniently situated less than a mile from the city center attractions of Main Street in charming Altamont, Tennessee, high atop Monteagle Mountain, the Manor is known as the largest and grandest of all the brick homes in Grundy County.

Within the home’s 4,614 square feet are 12 spacious rooms including:

  • Six fully furnished bedrooms
  • Two and ¾ bathrooms
  • Three beautifully-appointed parlors, featuring 60” televisions
  • Fully-equipped and renovated kitchen
  • Library 
  • Guests can enjoy the comforts of the stately Manor or visit the property’s log cabin, measured at 20’ x 32’, which has its living room, kitchen, bathroom, and fireplace, and was formerly used as a honeymoon cabin as well as a county courthouse.

    Listed with both the national and state historic registries, the Manor is eligible for grants periodically to ensure its upkeep.

    • The Manor has been upscale renovated the fall of 2019 with energy efficiency throughout the property, as well as new heat pumps, so the temperature is sure to be comfortable in all seasons.


    While the most recent building renovations occurred in 2019, the previous owners are said to have operated a thriving Bed and Breakfast in the Manor without a single upgrade. 

    Enjoy your stay at the Moffit Manor, also known as the House Of Fortune. The house has a rich history.

    Built in 1885, is the largest and most prominent brick house in Grundy County built by General Adrian Northcutt. General Northcutt was a Captain in the Mexican War and later became a Brigadier General in the Tennessee Militia. He also served for 10 years in the Tennessee Legislature.

    A relative, Miss Fannie Moffitt a descendant of the Northcutt family, Miss Fanny moved into the 12 room house. She’d inherited thousands of acres of land and was quite wealthy, receiving royalties from coal mining and lumber harvesting from her property. The story goes that the eccentric Miss Moffitt died at age 62 with no established will in place, and visitors found over $15,000 in cash and royalty checks strewn about her cluttered home after her death. Once examined, her household furnishings were also determined to be worth approximately $15,000. She was finally buried in a copper coffin costing $7,500 after a lengthy legal battle among those who felt any inheritance she left behind should be theirs. On the back of the property where the Moffitt Manor sits is the old log county courthouse. This was donated to the county by Mr Adrian Northcutt and was used as the county courthouse for years.

    Christmas at the Manor
    Christmas at the Manor
    Christmas at the Manor

    Once guests are ready to explore the vicinity, they can stroll down Main Street about a mile or less to find the county courthouse, post office, city hall, local churches, a nursery, the health department, pharmacy, a Mexican restaurant, an elementary school, bank, and jail. Numerous additional points of attraction are found within less than two hours’ drive of the Manor. Some of these include the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport, the Military Memorial Museum, the Chattanooga Choo Choo Creative Discovery Museum, the Hunter Museum, and the Tennessee Aquarium. The country music capital of the world, Nashville, is 60 miles away, while Atlanta, Georgia, is 180 miles away, for those in search of big city vibes. For families with kids or those more interested in an active adventure, try the Bigfoot Adventure TN Zipline -- only 25 minutes away! Other nearby attractions include the Cumberland Caverns, about 35 minutes’ ride away, and Boardtree Falls, a 10-minute drive from the Manor. 

    The Altamont region is famous during the fall, with visitors traveling to see fall foliage color in the mountains, while tourists also enjoy the Great Stone Door and Greeter Falls for hiking and swimming during the warmer months. Summertime also greets a large number of guests enjoying the nearby Boy Scout Camp. The Manor’s downtown Altamont location makes it ideal for a range of local parties and festivals. 4th of July celebrations, Christmas parties, the Beersheba Springs Arts and Crafts Fair, the Fannie Moffitt Stomp, various Thanksgiving spreads, and many other public events have been held successfully at the Manor. Additionally, private weddings and receptions, bridal and baby showers, banquets, and other holiday gatherings have been enjoyed here. To book your next event at the Manor, contact Tammy Sons at 931-259-1960 or email



Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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Dec 31, 2019 09:25 AM
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Dec 31, 2019 09:29 AM
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