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Putnam County

Burgess Falls, in Putnam County, is one of the most beautiful places in the state. It is also the site of a former power plant. A man visits the standing stone marker in 1939 PHOTO: TN State Library and Archives There are markers and monumen…

Rhea County

The Rhea County Courthouse In the summer of 1925 national attention was focused on Rhea County. It was here that a teacher named John Scopes was tried for breaking a state law that banned the teaching of evolution in public schools. Since Scopes …

Roane County

A marker in front of the old Roane County Courthouse On September 21, 1807, the Roane County town of Kingston served as Tennessee’s state capital for one day, as a result of treaties negotiated with the Cherokee Indians. The legislature met …

Robertson County

This is the photograph that started John Baker's lifelong fascination with his family and the Wessyngton Plantation PHOTO: TN State Library and Archives The largest tobacco plantation in the United States used be located in Robertson County. …

Rutherford County

Nissan's groundbreaking PHOTO: TN State Library & Archives Let's talk about something big that happened in Rutherford County, followed by something big that nearly happened in Rutherford County. In 1980, after months of looking at sit…