Tobias Smyth House

This log building is a reconstruction of the home of one of Emory & Henry's four founders. Tobias Smyth was a hard-working farmer and dedicated Methodist layman when, in the 1830s, he shared in efforts to start a college in the area. He made the first gift toward the college's financial needs — a sum of $500 contributed when Emory & Henry was little more than a dream — and he served on the Board of Trustees from 1836 until his death in 1872.