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Tennessee Holiday Homes: Country Music and Appalachia

Tennessee is a state in the southeastern United States famous for the country music heritage of Nashville, the state's second largest city. Major geographic features that draw visitors from across the nation include the Appalachian Mountains that cover much of the eastern area of the state and the Mississippi River, which borders the state to the west.

Tennessee was America's first frontier, as evidenced by the Proclamation of 1763, issued when the British still controlled the continent. This law prohibited colonists from settling in any lands located west of the crest of the Appalachian Mountains; these lands were to remain in the hands of Native American tribes. It was not long after independence that settlers swarmed the region, developing a distinct way of life still cherished to this day. Vacation homes in Tennessee can provide visitors with a glimpse of this rural country life.

Another large draw to Tennessee is the Grand Ole Opry, located in Nashville. Known as the world's longest live radio show still broadcast, the Opry has hosted countless celebrities of country music over the years. Other Nashville attractions include the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Tennessee State Museum, and the Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art.

Many tourists to Tennessee come for the history woven through the state, including Civil War memorials commemorating the Battle of Franklin and the Battle of Stones River, among others. Not to be missed is a visit to a plantation house such as the Carton plantation in Franklin, where visitors can explore life as it was lived in the South prior to 1865.









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Posted by John Looney on Monday, February 28, 2011
Listing #: 5765   Desc. ID: 1525
There is much to do and see in historic Tennessee. It seems you are always a short drive away from state parks, arts and culture activities and mountain views. From the Grand Ole Opry to the majestic Smoky Mountains, your visit to TN will not disappoint.

Tennessee - A Part of American History

Posted by Robert Kanaat on Wednesday, October 22, 2008
 
With a rich tapestry of American heritage, Tennessee's historical stomping grounds are sure to enlighten you. Journey down our historical roads and trails for a stroll into Tennessee's legendary past. Tour Tennessee's heritage towns, and immerse yourself in the state's diverse past from Davy Crockett to Elvis Presley. Stand on the hallowed grounds of Tennessee's battlefields and historic parks. Visit monuments and museums for an overview of this pioneering state. Explore African American and Native American culture from the past to present day. Tennessee's buff history and heritage makes a fascinating exploration for your future expedition.

Tennessee - The First Frontier

Posted by Michael Craig on Thursday, August 28, 2008
Listing #: 4097   Desc. ID: 935
Though the capital of Tennessee is Nashville, Memphis is famous for being the birthplace of rock and roll and the assassination site of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is considered a major attraction, along with Chattanooga, popular for its Ruby Falls as well as being the railway and finance hub of Tennessee. Tennessee's favorite hero, Andrew Jackson, was influenced by an early wound inflicted by British soldiers during the Revolution, and by stories his mother told him about oppression of the laborers by the aristocracy. When Jackson became president he realized that land was not only a prized possession for settlement but also a great motivator for trade. Tennessee also derived strength as a primary source of American music. Blues, Nashville country, and Elvis Presley were bestowed on the world by a state abundant in talent.

Tennessee: Land of Winding Rivers

Posted by Michael Craig on Thursday, August 28, 2008
 
In 1567, Captain Juan Pardo came across a Native American town called Tanasquis. Later European settlers also discovered the Cherokee town of Tanasi on the banks of a river. Although we are not certain that both the towns that Pardo and the European settlers found were the same, local experts point out that both words are derived from a Cherokee word that means “winding river.” The modern name of Tennessee is attributed to Governor James Glen who used it officially in his correspondence. Tennessee was first inhabited by Paleo Indians 11,000 years ago. When the Spanish travelers first came, it was inhabited by the Muskogee and Yuchi tribes, but probably due to the European settlement in the area, the natives were forced to relocate to the west and the south. Tennessee was admitted to the union in 1796 as the 16th state, and was the last state to join the Confederacy in 1861.

Tennessee Mountain Rentals

Posted by Michael Craig on Friday, March 14, 2008
 
Tennessee has much to offer, and beautiful SE Tennessee is the jewel in the crown! Visit historic Monrow County and leave the world behind.