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TN History for Kids

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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…

Davidson County/Nashville

The Nashville skyline Nashville is the Tennessee State Capital and a place known throughout the world as "Music City, U.S.A." Five stories associated with Nashville which come up in the Tennessee curriculum are: * The Donelson Par…

Decatur County

A mural in Decaturville Some of the communities in Tennessee have amusing names, and Decatur County has its share. Two of our favorites are Tie Whop and Lick Skillet. An 1831 map that shows Perry County According to local historian Lillye Y…