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Franklin County

The Cowan Railroad Museum sits alongside the train tracks of what used to be the Nashville and Chattanooga Railway. The chapel at the University of the South--also known as Sewanee The geography of a place can have a strange influence on ev…

Gibson County

Gibson County has one of the best looking courthouses in the state! Teapots line the walls of the Trenton city hall. When you think of Trenton, Tennessee, you should think of teapots. A native of Trenton named Dr. Frederick Freed liked colle…

Giles County

The dedication of the Sam Davis statue at the Tennessee State Capitol in 1915 PHOTO: TN State Library and Archives Here one of the most famous executions in American history occurred. The young man's name was Sam Davis, and he is known as the…

Grainger County

Medal of Honor recipients Charles Coolidge, Paul Huff, Charlie Morris, Vernon McGarity and Charles McGaha PHOTO: Medal of Honor.com Tennessee had nine Congressional Medal of Honor recipients during World War II. One of them was Charles McGaha of G…

Greene County

President Andrew Johnson PHOTO: Library of Congress As the Civil War came to a close in 1865, a man shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln. At the time Lincoln hardly knew his vice president, a man from Greene County, Tennessee, named Andrew Jo…