Written by Ward Weems | Posted on March 20, 2015 | Permalink
Number 5 in a series of Tennessee State Park History Blogs by Ward Weems.
The Carter Mansion in Elizabethton, Tennessee is an astounding architectural survival of the American frontier.
Written by Randy Hedgepath | Posted on March 19, 2015 | Permalink
It is spring ephemeral season. That time of the year when wildflowers rush to grow, bloom and store energy for another year. These plants start growing as soon as the days get long enough and the soil temperature is warm enough.
Written by Shannon Ashford | Posted on March 9, 2015 | Permalink
Tennessee State Parks will offer free, guided hikes on Saturday, March 21. The Spring Hikes will be offered at each of the 56 state parks.
Written by Ward Weems | Posted on March 4, 2015 | Permalink
While the Cherokee tribe once dominated much of what is now Tennessee, and likely gave the river and the state their names, by the early 1800s their nation had withdrawn to a core area in southeastern Tennessee and northern Georgia. With more population in Georgia by this time, their social, religious, and political gathering places where primarily within Georgia.