Historic Roads & Trails
Centuries before the European settlers set foot on Tennessee soil, these mountainsides and riverbanks were home to the Cherokee, Yuchi, Koasati, Shawnee and Chickasaw Indians.
Forcibly removed in the 1800s, many of these Tennessee natives lost their families, their homes and their lives. Their lives and legacies are preserved in the monuments and museums spread across the state.
Liberty: The Saga of Sycamore Shoals
Liberty; The Saga of Sycamore Shoals Two-act outdoor drama at Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area depicts the settlement of Northeast Tennessee in the 18th century. Last 3 weekends in July from Thurs. ...more
Museum of Appalachia
The Museum is located 16 miles north of Knoxville, one mile east of I-75, exit 122 near Norris, Tennessee. For hours and information on special events, call 865-494-7680, e-mail at museum@museumofappalachia. ...more
Red Clay State Historic Park
Red Clay was the last seat of Cherokee government before the tribe's forced removal on the Trail of Tears. The spring on site supplied water during council meetings of chiefs. ...more
White Lightning Trail
The White Lightning Trail is waiting for you: a picturesque drive through the fertile valleys and rustic charm of the Tennessee hills. After leaving the city limits, you’ll pass through the Great Smoky Mountains into historic country music — Maynardville — home to country music greats like Chet Atkins and Roy Acuff. ...more
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