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TN History for Kids

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Cheatham County

The waterfall at Narrows of the Harpeth The Harpeth River is so curvy that there is a place where the river twists around and comes back to within a few hundred yards of itself. In 1818, a man named Montgomery Bell financed and oversaw the creati…

Chester County

The Chester County Courthouse During the Civil War, West Tennessee was predominantly Confederate. One notable exception to this was a geographic area containing a prominent family called Hurst. During the war Colonel Fielding Hurst was the comman…

Claiborne County

  Tennessee from near the Cumberland Gap At the northern edge of Claiborne County -- where Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia all meet -- is a low point in the mountains known as the Cumberland Gap. You might not even notice it today, but it i…

Clay County

Some of the longtime residents of the Free Hill community In Clay County you will find the community of Free Hill, which has a unique history. In 1830 a woman named Virginia Hill decided to free her slaves. She bought 2.000 acres in what is now C…

Cocke County

A stream runs through Del Rio, Tennessee, in Cocke County A sign along the Appalachian Trail in Cocke County Cocke County is one of seven east Tennessee counties that contains parts of the Appalachian Trail, which runs 2,175 miles through Ma…