The Sidecar Inn Bed & Breakfast is currently undergoing renovations with an opening planned for the Spring of 2020. At that date four bedrooms, each with it's own bathroom, will be available. A soft opening may take place late in 2019 with limited availability depending on construction and county approvals. It occupies the Thomas C. Brabson House, completed in 1854, by one of the descendants of John Brabson, an early settler in what was to become eastern Tennessee. John Brabson II established Brabson's Ferry Plantation after purchasing the plantation's namesake ferry in 1798, and acquired the surrounding fertile farmland over subsequent decades. Brabson's sons, Thomas and Benjamin, continued operating the plantation after his death, and established a business that catered to the ferry's traffic. Thomas built a two-story frame dwelling in the Federal I-house style, that was embellished with a Greek Revival style portico. This home, along with a similar plantation home built the following year for Benjamin D. Brabson, made up two of the many dwellings located on the family's 10,000-acre Brabson Ferry Plantation. As the Brabsons supported the Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War, most members of the family were forced to flee, and the house became a local headquarters for the Union Army. Several family members eventually returned, however, and by the end of the 19th century had rebuilt the plantation and ferry. (Jones, 1997)
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