Greenback, Tennessee: Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

An incomplete castle hand-built by one man for the Lord. 30+ themed rooms, including a throne room, dungeon, and a chamber with nothing but devil imagery. Empty at the moment, but Junior is around.

Fortress of Faith

Address:
250 Lee Shirley Rd, Greenback, TN
Directions:
US Hwy 411 to Trigonia Rd to Lee Shirley Rd. Watch for sign.
Hours:
Any time before 8 pm.
Admission:
Free.
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Junior and the Fortress. Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

Visited the castle, and Junior was there working. He was overjoyed to have visitors and gave us a lengthy tour of the castle. It really is an amazing place and Junior himself is such a wonderful man. One of the best things we've seen in our travels so far!

[Caitlin, 09/05/2012]
Fortress of Faith. Junior Banks' Fortress of Faith

This is a castle near Greenback, just off Lee Shirley Rd. Junior Banks has been building it for 18 years as a tribute to the ALMIGHTY. Very interesting place.... a CASTLE complete with turrets and cannons.

There was a sign at the road directing us in and a sign on the property that says "Please no visitors after 8 pm" It is, of course, free to view. Junior lives nearby.

[Dina B. Reed, 11/08/2010]

Floyd "Junior" Banks started building his huge castle in 1992 out of random bricks, stone and cement -- but he couldn't tell anyone why he was doing it. Ten years later, God told him. There are 30+ themed rooms, including a throne room, dungeon, even a chamber devoted exclusively to evil and the devil.

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