Friday, November 27, 2015

National Lands: Tennessee (Part 2)

English: Sunken Road, Shiloh National Military...
English: Sunken Road, Shiloh National Military Park, Tennessee, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Fort Donelson National Battlefield is located west of Dover on the northern border of the state. The fort is on the Cumberland River south of the Land between the Lakes. Interstate 24 is to the east and Interstate 40 is to the south. Tours are available at this Civil War fort. Stones River National Battlefield is in Murfreesboro. This Civil War battlefield has Interstate 24 running directly through Murfreesboro which is southeast of Nashville.

Chichamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park is located in this state and in Georgia. Interstates 24, 59 and 75 provide access to these Civil War battle areas. The Shiloh National Military Park is located in the southwest corner of the state near the Mississippi border. The Civil War battle area is east of Memphis and south of Interstate 40 and Jackson. The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area in Murfreesboro is accessed by Interstate 24. This area provides information on the state history around the time of the Civil War.

Andrew Jackson National Historic Site honors the president and his life. The site is located in the northeast section of the state near the North Carolina border. Interstate 81 is the closest interstate. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Middlesboro has 24,000 acres of activities. Civil War information is available. Trails, a waterfall and a cave are featured in the park which is located on the northern border where Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia meet.

English: View of Stones River National Cemeter...
English: View of Stones River National Cemetery  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Natchez Trace Parkway spans three states. The 444 mile road enters Tennessee at the southern border southwest of Columbia. It runs west of Columbia to Nashville. Interstate 65 is the closest interstate. Obed Wild & Scenic River near Wartburg is to the west of Knoxville and north of Interstate 40. Hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting and boating are available.

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