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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site honors the life and work of the nation's 17th President and preserves his two homes, tailor shop, and grave site.  Andrew Johnson's life exemplifies many struggles faced by Americans today.  He worked his way from tailor to President.  He stood strong for his ideals and beliefs. His presidency, from 1865 - 1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following Lincoln's assassination.

Greeneville
Appalachian National Scenic Trail  The A.T. began as a vision of forester Benton MacKaye, and was developed by volunteers and opened as a continuous trail in 1937.  It was designated as the first National Scenic Trail by the National Trails System Act of 1968.  The Trail is currently protected along more than 99 percent of its course by federal or state ownership of the land or by rights-of-way. East Tennessee
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area  The free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries pass through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features.  The area offers a broad range of recreational opportunities including camping, whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, hunting and fishing. Oneida
Cades Cove, a 6,800-acre valley near Townsend, Tennessee provides a representative sample of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's natural and cultural history as well as its recreational opportunities.  There are many things to see and do here, and approximately 2 million people who come to see and do them each year. Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Cherokee National Forest  The Forest stretches from Chattanooga to Bristol along the North Carolina border.  The 640,000-acre Cherokee National Forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee.  It lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachian mountain range, one of the world's most diverse areas. These mountains are home to more than 20,000 species of plants and animals. Townsend
Fort Donelson National Battlefield includes: Fort Donelson National Cemetery (established 1867), the final resting place for Union soldiers killed at Fort Donelson and other American veterans representing seven wars; visitor center; the Dover Hotel (Surrender House), the site where Confederate general Simon B. Buckner surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant; and Fort Donelson and its associated earthen rifle pits and river batteries. Dover
Fort Donelson National Cemetery  In 1867, Fort Donelson National Cemetery was established as the final resting place of Union soldiers killed at Fort Donelson.  In 1933 responsibility of the cemetery was transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service.
Dover
Great Smoky Mountains National Park encompasses over one-half million acres, making it the largest national park in the East. An auto tour of the park offers panoramic views, tumbling mountain streams, weathered historic buildings, and uninterrupted forest stretching to the horizon.  There are over 270 miles of road in the Smokies.  Most are paved, and even the gravel roads are maintained in suitable condition for standard automobiles. Gatlinburg
Natchez Trace Parkway The 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway commemorates an ancient trail that connected southern portions of the Mississippi River to salt licks in today’s central Tennessee.  Over the centuries, the Choctaw, Chickasaw and other American Indians have left their mark on the Trace. Central Tennessee
Obed Wild & Scenic River is located in Morgan and Cumberland Counties in East Tennessee on the Cumberland Plateau.  The park includes parts of the Obed River, Clear Creek, Daddys Creek and the Emory River.  Over 45 miles of creeks and rivers are included in the wild and scenic river area. These waterways have cut rugged gorges with bluffs as high as 500 feet above the whitewater in the streams. Outdoor recreation such as whitewater boating, rock climbing, hiking and fishing are popular seasonal activities. Wartburg
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail (OVNHT) follows the Revolutionary War route of Patriot militia men from Virginia, today's eastern Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia to the battle of Kings Mountain, South Carolina, site of the Kings Mountain National Military Park.  The OVNHT is part of the National Trails System.
Eastern Tennessee
Shiloh National Cemetery  Shiloh National Cemetery was established in 1866 and has more than 3,500 Union graves.  In 1933 responsibility of the cemetery was transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service.
Shiloh
Shiloh National Military Park was established in 1894 to preserve the scene of the first major battle in the Western theater of the Civil War.  The two-day battle, April 6 and 7, 1862, involved about 65,000 Union and 44,000 Confederate troops.  This battle resulted in nearly 24,000 killed, wounded, and missing.  It proved to be a decisive victory for the federal forces when they advanced on and seized control of the Confederate railway system at Corinth, Mississippi. Shiloh
Stones River National Battlefield  A fierce battle took place at Stones River between December 31, 1862 and January 2, 1863.  General Bragg's Confederates withdrew after the battle, allowing General Rosecrans and the Union army to control middle Tennessee.  Although the battle was tactically indecisive, it provided a much-needed boost to the North after the defeat at Fredericksburg. Murfreesboro
Stones River National Cemetery In July 1862, Congress passed legislation giving the President of the United States the authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries "for the soldiers who shall die in the service of their country."  The cemetery was established in 1865 and has more than 6,000 Union graves. In 1933 responsibility of the cemetery was transferred from the War Department to the National Park Service. Murfreesboro
Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Rail Line  Railroad spur lines connected Lookout Mountain ore mines to valley furnaces. The railroad which was eventually known as the Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Rail Line (TAG Rail Lines) was originally chartered as the Chattanooga Southern Railroad in Georgia in 1887 and in Alabama in 1890. Chattanooga
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