The Daniel Haston Family Historic Sites Tour Saturday Afternoon, July 22, 2022 Download Print Version To see the highlighted route on a printed copy, print in color or print in grayscale then highlight the route manually. Click on the (right side) arrow to sequence through the sites on the tour. 0 – Hickory Valley Baptist Church at 5865 Hickory Valley Rd, Sparta, TN 38583 01 – Old Union Church and Cemetery – Gravesites of many Hastons, especially descendants of David Haston. 2a – Road to Big Fork Cemetery and old church site. 02b – Sign to the “walking gate” that
Heritage of Daniel Haston Days - July 22-23, 2022
The First ALL Daniel Haston Family Get-Together in 200+ Years!
Event #1: The “Heritage of Daniel Haston Days” reunion begins with an informal get-acquainted meeting on Friday evening, from 6:00 pm to about 8:00 pm, Central Daylight Time. Dessert, with coffee, tea, and water will be served. Soft drinks will be available for purchase. This is an important part of our reunion – please plan on attending this fun time.
Event #2: We will meet on Saturday morning at 9:00 am for registration and some more planned get-acquainted time. Old Haston family photos will be on display and someone will be there to scan any of them for you. A photographer will be available to take photos of you and your family, cousins, new friends, etc. These photos will later be uploaded to a gallery on the Daniel Haston Family Association site for you to view and download. White County and Van Buren County history books will be available for you to purchase. Van Buren and White County historians will be there to answer questions. And more!
Event #3: At about noon, a full lunch will be catered ($14 for adults and $7 for children, ages four through age twelve as of the date of the reunion)–no cost for children three and younger. This price covers the Saturday dinner snack as well.
Event #4: There will be a program for adults and a program for children which will focus on a brief overview of the history of our Haston family.
Event #5: Saturday afternoon will feature a tour of 12 historic Haston-related sites in the area. A map and booklet with information on all of these sites and their relationship to the Daniel Haston family will be provided. Participants will drive their own vehicles to these sites or car-pool together. Guides, at some of the key sites, will be available to give brief information about the historical significance of the sites and answer questions.
Event # 6: After the completion of the tour, there will be a dinner snack provided back at the Hickory Valley Church. We will then have a time of debriefing the tour and answering any questions about our family’s history. We will also need help cleaning the facilities and preparing for the church’s Sunday morning activities.
Optional Events: There are no more planned events, but participants may want to visit some of the recreational and tourist sites in the area.
Some Lodging Options and Recreational Sites For the July 22-23, 2022 Heritage of Daniel Haston Days Week Lodging and Recreation Fall Creek Falls State Park Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of Tennessee’s largest and most visited state parks. The park encompasses more than 29,800 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is one of the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. Other waterfalls within