Tennessee Heritage Tourism - Many many facets
The entire state is a National Heritage Area
Tennessee is a state where there is always 'something happening' it seems to me. Economic growth, sports at all levels, multiple growing major cities, complex heritage, and magnificent and broadly varying geographic and physiographic regions provide a plethora of heritage tourism opportunities in a reasonably compact package. Have you been in Tennessee lately? Put it on your visit list.
Many families settled in Tennessee at an early date in the history of USA and then, some of them migrated across the nation. Are any of them some of your ancestors? If so, you will want to learn much more about the State of Tennessee.
From the west, driving, you will likely enter Tennessee over the Hernando de Soto Bridge into Memphis on I-40; image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennessee.
Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area
This is a very useful website with incredible information for your use about the heritage and culture of Civil War Era Tennessee. Be sure to check it out before you plan your trip to Tennessee.
Be sure to look at the red tabs along the top for many, many details on trails, battle sites, occupation stories and more.
- Official website of the National Heritage Area
The story of the Civil War across the State of Tennessee from 1860 to 1875.
Tennessee Civil War on Amazon
Have you been to Tennessee? - If you have, leave a comment about your visit! ;-)
Have you been to Tennessee?
Tennessee on Wikipedia
- Tennessee on Wikipedia
General Information of broad use. See Lists of maps, Cities, highways and more. Below I've also listed some of the interesting special sites you may want to visit.
- List of counties in Tennessee
Very useful reference as you plan your trip to Tennessee. Also includes location on the map, history facts, and general information as well as links directly to each county.
- Article on East Tennessee
More details on the specifics of East Tennessee, include topography and early history.
- Article about Middle Tennessee
Interesting information about the middle section of the state.
- Article on West Tennessee
More details about the western portion of Tennessee bordering the Mississippi River.
State of Tennessee on Amazon
The Parthenon in Nashville's Centennial Park
A Son of Tennessee
American Lion: Andrew Jackson
Nicknamed "Old Hickory" for his toughness and aggressive personality. President of the United States from 1829 to 1937.
Perhaps still best known as winning Commanding General in the Battle of New Orleans at the end of the War of 1812.
Made his home at The Hermitage, Nashville, TN.
Colleges and Universities in Tennessee
- Colleges and Universities in Tennessee
Justly proud of their higher educational institutions, here is a full list with links to each of them.
Selected photos of colleges and universitiesClick thumbnail to view full-size
"Mother Church of Country Music" - Home of the Grand Ole Oprey until 1974
Tennessee is perhaps best known as a center for many forms of music - not just country music but also rock and roll, blues and rockability, along with several forms of Christian music. Many sites and programs are available to welcome the heritage tourism visitor.