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Bedford County

The Musgrave Pencil Company in the 1930s. PHOTO: Musgrave Pencil Company Shelbyville used to be known for its production of pencils. The pencil business isn't nearly as big as it used to be, but there are still a couple of pencil factories i…

Benton County

A monument where Cline, Copas and Hawkins died County seat: Camden Benton County contains the saddest monument to country music you will ever find. On March 5, 1963, a small plane crashed here, killing three members of the Grand Ole Opry--P…

Blount County

What the Smokies looked like before it became a national park PHOTO: Blount County Library Today, many people associate Blount County with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, before the national park was created, large parts of the S…

Bradley County

The Bradley County Seat of Cleveland has been known for its production of stoves for about 150 years. Here, in 1898, are some of the employees of Cleveland's Harwick Stove Company. (PHOTO: Museum at Five Points) There's a lot of Cheroke…