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Hardin County

Reenactors at Shiloh on the 150th anniversary of the battle Savannah is a peaceful town. Today it is hard to imagine anything ugly or violent taking place there. But on April 5 and 6, 1862, a field near Savannah became the site of what was, at th…

Hawkins County

The Rogersville Newspaper and Printing Museum Rogersville was the site of Tennessee's first newspaper, started in 1791. Oddly enough the paper was called the Knoxville Gazette, and it moved to Knoxville shortly after it was founded. Hawkins C…

Haywood County

A cemetery in Dancyville, which is in Haywood County. An Ike and Tina Turner album The most famous person to ever come from Haywood County was born under the name Annie Mae Bullock. Today she is known as Tina Turner. Her parents were poor fa…

Henderson County

Part of the preserved battlefield at Parker's Crossroads A battle once took place right where Interstate 40 goes through the community of Parker's Crossroads. It was a short cavalry and artillery battle between Union troops under Colonel C…

Henry County

The Henry County Courthouse is one of the most handsome in the state. Men at Camp Tyson, in front of a barrage balloon PHOTO: TN State Library and Archives Do you know what a barrage balloon is? During World War II, people in cities like Lo…