Crab Orchard

Address: Tennessee Hwy. 68 Crab Orchard, TN 37723
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Crab Orchard's position atop the Cumberland Plateau, in a gap in the Crab Orchard Mountains, made it an early gateway to the Cumberland area in the late 18th century. Crab Orchard received its name from the numerous wild crab apple trees that grew here. Crab Orchard has given its name to an unusual sandstone found in the vicinity, and famous Crab Orchard sandstone has been used in buildings all over America. Visit Crab Orchard and explore the rest of the points of interest along the Promised Land Trail, one of the 16 regional trails in Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways, your pass to the backroads that will help you discover what lies off the beaten path in Tennessee.


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Promised Land
Enjoy big cities, small towns, courthouse squares and state parks. Retrace routes of early pioneers. Travel through the forested mountains of Middle Tennessee.  Learn about this trail »