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TN History for Kids

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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…

Scott County

A view insides one of the many museums at Scott County High School The USS Tennessee Museum at Scott High School The USS (that is, United States Ship) Tennessee was a battleship commissioned in 1919 and taken out of service 40 years later. …

Sequatchie County

Coal miners in Sequatchie County in the early 20th century PHOTO: Dunlap Coke Ovens Park There is coal beneath your feet in Sequatchie County. Near Dunlap today you can find the Dunlap Coke Ovens Park, where coal used to be mined and then conver…

Sevier County

The Space Needle towers over Gatlinburg Newfound Gap The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is obviously the biggest thing that ever happened to this county. Before the national park was there, most of the Smokies on the Tennessee side were…