- Historic Sites
Pond Spring/joseph Wheeler Home
Once home to prehistoric Native Americans, Pond Spring is the post-Civil War home of Gen. Joseph Wheeler, a Confederate major general, a U.S. congressman, and a Spanish-American War general. Following the Civil War, Wheeler became a national symbol for reunification and reconciliation. Wheeler’s daughter, “Miss Annie Wheeler,” served in three wars as a Red Cross nurse.
The 50-acre site includes a dogtrot log house built around 1818, a circa 1830 Federal-style house, the 1880s Wheeler house, eight farm-related outbuildings, two family cemeteries, an African-American cemetery, a small Indian mound, a pond, a boxwood garden, and other garden areas.