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Obion County

Discovery Park, U.S.A. One of the centerpieces at Discovery Park Union City is the home of Discovery Park, U.S.A., one of Tennessee's newest tourist attractions. Were it located in Nashville or Memphis, this wonderful children's, n…

Overton County

James Davis PHOTO: U.S. Army Sometimes, an event can turn an ordinary American doing his or her duty into someone famous. Such is the case with Tennessee native James T. Davis. The Davis monument at the Overton County Courthouse On December 2…

Perry County

Maps are interesting things; the thing to remember about maps is that they sometimes have mistakes. As you can see from this 1831 map (on the right), Perry County once included land on the east and west sides of the Tennessee River. But in spite of …

Pickett County

Hazard Cave at Pickett State Park is actually a bluff, not a cave. Secretary of State Cordell Hull, left, with undersecretary Sumner Welles PHOTO: Franklin D. Roosevelt Library Pickett County was the birthplace of Cordell Hull, one of the mo…

Polk County

The Ducktown Basin, in Polk County, in the 1950s PHOTO: Ducktown Basin Museum The Ducktown Basin today Copper is an important metal; the water that comes into your house is usually carried in copper pipes. Copper was discovered in Polk Coun…