National Historic Landmarks
From Beale Street to Sgt. Alvin C. York's farm to William Blount Mansion, Tennessee is punctuated with exceptional, meaningful sites. Our landmarks are graphic illustrations of Tennessee's history, designated by the Secretary of the Interior.
Big sounds--such as Elvis, Roy Orbison, Conway Twitty and Johnny Cash--launched careers at a famous Memphis building, Sun Record Company, begun by Sam Phillips. And, Ryman Auditorium, first opened as a tabernacle, was used for Grand Ole Opry broadcasts from 1943 until 1974. Located in Castalian Springs, the largest existing log structure in Tennessee, in Wynnewood State Historic Area, was originally built to serve as a stagecoach inn for travelers.
Unicoi Turnpike Trail
The Unicoi Turnpike Trail is a trade and war path that predates written history. The places, events, and people associated with the trail are linked to the nation's history. ...more