Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization (CHHCO), a non-profit organization, was started in 1990. Killeffer Park, one of the community's premier parks, was under threat of being sold with construction of a planned housing project in its place.
A community organization was formed to protect and save not only the park, but the surrounding historic home district in Harriman as well. The organization successfully applied to the National Historic Register and became officially recognized as Cornstalk Heights Historical Community Organization. The application was partially approved due to the community's uniqueness in being one of the first "planned" communities in the county.
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The Harriman Cornstalk Heights District was listed in the national register of Historic Places in September 1990 for its historical significance.
This residential district shows the direct influence of community planning and development by one specific company. The East Tennessee Land Company during the years 1890-1895.