"Tullahoma" is a Native American word believed by many to mean "a land of golden flowers." The word more likely finds its origin in the Choctaw words for "red" and "rock," and during the Civil War it was said to mean, "mud and more mud." Founded as a work camp in 1852 along the new Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, its prime location led to steady growth, and several popular health resorts popped up around the nearby springs. Following the 1864 Civil War Battle of Murfreesboro, Tullahoma became the site of General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee headquarters - the longest undisturbed encampment of any Confederate Army during the war. Today, Tullahoma is a hub for aviation, aeronautics and avionics activities and industries and home to Arnold Engineering Development Center, the University of Tennessee Space Institute, and the nearby Beechcraft Heritage Museum. You'll also find the famous George Dickel Distillery, a thriving arts community, and a variety of eclectic restaurants and retail shops.