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Grundy County

A state park manager gives a guided tour of the coke ovens at Tracy City. Among the attendees at the 25th anniversary of Highlander were Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. PHOTO: Highlander Research and Education Center Grundy County is…

Hamblen County

Downtown Morristown Morristown is the only small town in Tennessee (and perhaps in America) with sidewalks on the second floor. Back in the 1970s, when its downtown was renovated, the idea of second-floor sidewalks seemed to make sense. After all…

Hamilton County/Chattanooga

Union Army General Ulysses S. Grant on Lookout Mountain--the most famous photo taken in Tennessee during the Civil War. PHOTO: Library of Congress The view of Chattanooga from Lookout Mountain People who live in Chattanooga think they live …

Hancock County

Four generations of Melungeon females from Tennessee's Ramey family (ca. 1915) PHOTO: Elizabeth C. Hirschman This county, along with parts of neighboring Virginia, is associated with one of the mysteries of American history. There is a commu…

Hardeman County

The old building at the West Tennessee Mental Health Institute In the 1880s, a retired Confederate colonel named Paul Jones donated land to start a home here for people with mental disabilities. It opened in 1889 and for many years was known as t…