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Aquone is located in Tennessee
Aquone is located in the US
Location 110 Barberry Rd
Johnson City, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°19′37″N 82°22′03″W / 36.32694°N 82.36750°W / 36.32694; -82.36750Coordinates: 36°19′37″N 82°22′03″W / 36.32694°N 82.36750°W / 36.32694; -82.36750
Area 3.3 acres (1.3 ha)
Built 1925
Architect Leland Cardwell
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 93001199[1]
Added to NRHP November 4, 1993

Aquone (pronounced uh-KWAN-nee) is the home in Johnson City, Tennessee, where Samuel Cole Williams, noted Tennessee jurist and historian, lived in retirement.[2] The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Aquone was built in 1925. It is a 2-1/2-story brick structure in the Colonial Revival style. Leland Cardwell, a Johnson City architect, designed the house, modeling it after the design of an unidentified Colonial mansion built in Maryland in 1748. The house is on a 3.6-acre (1.5 ha) lot between Roan Street and U.S. Highway 11E and is screened from those roads by trees and a terraced lawn.[3] At the time of its construction, the site was north of the city limits of Johnson City.

The interior of Aquone is laid out according to the center hall plan, with an entrance hall and stairway flanked by a large formal living room on one side and a large formal dining room on the other side. An unusual feature of the house is a one and one-half-story library that is said to have been modeled after Sir Walter Scott's study in his home at Abbotsford House. The living room and dining room both have fireplaces with Georgian-influenced mantels. The library fireplace also has a Georgian design.[3]

The name Aquone is reported to be a Cherokee word for "resting place."[3]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Judge Samuel C. Williams Collection". East Tennessee State University, Archives of Appalachia. 
  3. ^ a b c "National Register of Historic Places" (PDF). City of Johnson City, Tennessee. Retrieved March 31, 2014.