"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.
Tennessee Back Roads and Country Fun
Traveling between Chattanooga and Nashville can be a real treat if you make a few stops for fun along the way. Take me there »
Here are some nearby attractions to help you plan a full day of interest and fun.
Date: Dec 6, 2013
A Night of Live Music (including Holiday) and Fantastic Food at the Hip, Historic Commodore Hotel
Location: Linden, TN
Date: Dec 6, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013
Explorastory Appalachian Christmas Stories and Dinner
Location: Gallatin, TN
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