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More than just a chair, we've been helping families like yours create memories for 190 years and counting...

  • 1717
    The start...
    The Rev. Anthony Jacob Henckel emigrated from Germany in 1717 with his wife Mary Elizabeth and their...
  • 1776
    Declaration of Independence
    Adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, the 13 American colonies severed their political...
  • 1797
    The Hinkle Name
    The spelling of their last name was changed from Henckel to Hinkle in 1797.
  • 1803
    Tennessee bound
    In 1803, Rev. Henckel’s great grandson Anthony and his wife Catherine Nancy Frey moved their family...
  • 1812
    War of 1812
    The War of 1812 was a conflict fought between the United States and its allies, and the United Kingdom...
  • 1815
    The birth of a founder
    The youngest of eight - Andrew Hinkle, was born in 1815 and is recognized as the founder of Hinkle Chair...
  • 1834
    Hinkle Chair Company®
    Andrew Hinkle began Hinkle Chair Company® weaving the seats using hand cut strips of various hardwoods...
  • 1860
    Henry Hinkle was born
    Henry Hinkle continued in his father’s footsteps, farming during the growing season and producing ladder...
  • 1861
    Civil War begins
    The American Civil War was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between northern...
  • 1896
    Willie Bell Hinkle was born
    Born in 1896, Willie Bell would eventually wed Ellie Mae Clinard in 1915. They continued the family...
  • 1914
    World War I begins
    The start of World War I.
  • 1917
    William Winford Hinkle was born
    William Winford Hinkle was born in 1917 just prior to the close of World War I and before the onset of...
  • 1939
    World War II begins
    World War II was the biggest and deadliest war in history, involving more than 30 countries.
  • 1932
    The first Hinkle factory...
     A small country store and a tobacco barn served as a makeshift factory and as production increased...