In 1872, the Lebanon Nashville Telegraph Company was organized.  The Cumberland Telephone and Telegraph Company was organized.  On December, 1889, Sam Anderson made a telephone call from his Home.  His telephone number was #1.

The first telephone switchboard was installed in Anderson Drug Store and the first operator was E. E. Adams.

Bellsouth Pioneers, an organization of Retired Telephone Employees, under the direction of Glen Hightower collected early phones, phone booth, phone books and other artifacts and opened the museum in 1998.

The Bellsouth Pioneer members offer tours and demonstrations during the Wilson County Fair and open at other times on request.

Glen Hightower Telephone Museum