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TN History for Kids

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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…

Dekalb County

Rep. Joe Evins PHOTO: Library of Congress The most important person to have come from DeKalb County was Joe Evins. Evins was a U.S. representative from 1947 until 1977, and served a longer term than any other Tennessee congressman in history. As s…

Dickson County

Built in 1833, the Dickson County Courthouse is the oldest active courthouse in the state of Tennessee. There's a lot of interesting history in Dickson County. This building in Dickson County was originally built by the Ruskin Cooperative…

Dyer County

The handsome Dyer County Courthouse Amtrak, America's only cross-country passenger railroad, has only two active stations in Tennessee. The train station in Newbern One is in Memphis. The other is in Newbern, a small town in Dyer County…