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TN History for Kids

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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…

Coffee County

The entrance to Old Stone Fort A lot people come to Old Stone Fort Historic Park to look at the pretty waterfalls. But when it comes to history, it is one of the most mysterious places in the state. Not a fort at all, but a gathering place for …

Crockett County

Marion Watkins, who went to school with Joe Boxley in the 1920s, takes part in the June 2017 ceremony at the Crockett County Courthouse. It is a very sad thing. But Tennessee--like other states in the country--had its share of lynchings. Between…

Cumberland County

Eleanor Roosevelt visits the Cumberland Homesteads During the Great Depression, President Franklin Roosevelt tried many new things. Cumberland County contains what is left of one of his bolder experiments – a rural  resettlement area kn…