CHEATHAM COUNTY TO DEDICATE CIVIL WAR TRAIL MARKER

KINGSTON SPRINGS, Tenn. - The dedication ceremony of the Cheatham County Civil War trail marker will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at the South Cheatham Library.

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City Mayor John McLeroy and Cheatham County Mayor David McCullough will provide opening remarks. Dr. Carrol Van West, director of MTSU Center for Historic Preservation and Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area and co-chair of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission, will speak on the historical importance of Kingston Springs and the Civil War Railroad.

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"Tennessee is creating a national model for how to plan and to commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial by sharing how the war impacted families, farms and towns across the state as well as leaving tens of thousands of  brave soldiers dead on its 38 designated, nationally-significant battlefields," said Dr. West.

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The Tennessee Civil War Trails program is part of a multi-state sustainable heritage tourism program that identifies, interprets and creates driving tours of both the greater campaigns and the lesser known Civil War sites.  With the upcoming Civil War sesquicentennial commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the trails program will further highlight Civil War tourism in Tennessee.    

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The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development was awarded a two-part federal enhancement grant, which is an 80/20 match through the Tennessee Department of Transportation. More than 200 markers have already been installed through the program.

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Need more info?

Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
cindy.dupree@tn.gov
615) 741-9010