COUNTY HISTORIES


There are 95 counties in the Volunteer State, and each of them has its own page on Tennessee History for Kids. Each page contains AT LEAST two interesting stories about that county, along with a photograph of that county's courthouse.

These county histories are GREAT. Click here to learn about the one associated with fainting goats. Click here to read about the lake created by an earthquake. Click here to learn about the downtown with sidewalks on the second floor. Click here to learn about the courthouse saved from flooding by Eleanor Roosevelt.
Scroll down and you will see these counties listed down the left column, with a link on each one. Here, you will learn that just about every county, no matter how obscure, is known for something. Blowpops, for instance. The MoonPie. Teapots. Albino Squirrels. Country Music. Gospel Music. Sweet potatoes. Pencils. Bottled water.
Interested in the Civil War?

The pages for Hardin, Humphreys, Lauderdale, Stewart and Williamson counties take you to places where the war was fought. They tell you what happened, who fought, who died and why.
Like mysteries?

Click here to read about America's most famous ghost story. Click here to read about a mysterious race of people in upper east Tennessee. Click here to read about a fort that isn't a fort after all.
Click here to be taken to the last Cherokee capital east of the Mississippi. Click here to be taken to a place where they have found fossils that are millions of years old. Click here to see a breathtaking waterfall that was, accidentally, created by man. Click here to learn about two brothers who ran for governor, and who both later became governor. Click here to read about one of the largest men to ever live.
And along the way don't forget to check out those courthouse pictures. It wasn't easy taking all 95, believe us!