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Carroll County

The old NC&St.L Railway roundhouse in Bruceton Hollow Rock and its sister community of Bruceton used to be pretty important. A 1903 map of the NC&St.L Railway system For several generations, there was only one place in the Nashville…

Carter County

The Carter County seat of Elizabethton contains one of Tennessee's few remaining covered bridges.   This reenactment shows what the Transylvania Purchase might have looked like. Carter County has more than its share of history. A l…

Cheatham County

The waterfall at Narrows of the Harpeth The Harpeth River is so curvy that there is a place where the river twists around and comes back to within a few hundred yards of itself. In 1818, a man named Montgomery Bell financed and oversaw the creati…

Chester County

The Chester County Courthouse During the Civil War, West Tennessee was predominantly Confederate. One notable exception to this was a geographic area containing a prominent family called Hurst. During the war Colonel Fielding Hurst was the comman…

Claiborne County

  Tennessee from near the Cumberland Gap At the northern edge of Claiborne County -- where Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia all meet -- is a low point in the mountains known as the Cumberland Gap. You might not even notice it today, but it i…