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TN History for Kids

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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…

Shelby County/Memphis

With about 650,000 people, Memphis is the largest city in Tennessee. It comes up many times in the Tennessee social studies curriculum. From de Soto to Martin Luther King, here are some of the more important points about the history of Memphis: …

Smith County

A view of Carthage from across the Cumberland River Gore PHOTO: Library of Congress Carthage was the boyhood home of former Representative, Senator, and Vice President Al Gore. Gore lost the closest presidential election in American history …