History and Heritage

The land that Tennesseans claimed by blood, survey and deed of ownership, they also made theirs by song, story and an unsinkable Volunteer State spirit. Their varied geography and their role as a border people brought forth a diversity of voices and a wealth of history.Three presidents—Andrew Jackson, Andrew Johnson, James K. Polk—called Tennessee home, and pioneers in science, technology and the arts catapulted Tennessee from frontier to forefront. The 16th state has a diverse wealth of historic architecture, landmarks and cities across its varied landscape.Learn more about historic places and landmarks; remarkable Tennesseeans who made history in arts, science, technology and society; Tennessee\'s presidents and folk heroes; monuments and museums; heritage towns and historic districts; historic roads and trails; Native American and African American heritage; and the trials and triumphs of Tennessee at war.

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Cindy Dupree

Director of Public Relations
615) 741-9010