Located on land once inhabited by the Yuchi, Cherokee, Shawnee and other Indigenous
peoples, the Craftstead is named after a 400-year old chinkapin oak tree that stands on a
hill overlooking the farm. The Craftstead was created when Cannon County native Larry
Myers bequeathed the land for this purpose.
Larry Myers was born and raised in Cannon County. While creating a life for himself as
an attorney in Miami, he took an interest in folk art and craft. During that time he
purchased a farm back in his hometown. In his later years he returned to Cannon County
and created an opportunity for the farm to be developed into a space for craft, art, and
community to grow. Sadly, Larry passed in 2018, before seeing the project come to life. He now rests under the Chinkapin Oak's canopy.