Shiloh, Rock-a-Billy and High-Minded Heroes

Southwest

Set to a mix of rock and blues music, the stories of Southwest Tennessee begin on rural backroads, travel along historic main streets and preserved battlefields and weave in stories of determined and inspiring individuals.

Blessed by quiet natural beauty, Southwest Tennessee welcomes you to heritage-rich landmarks, world-class fishing and towns brimming with Southern hospitality. Our Southern specialties from catfish to barbecue have our guests coming back for more. Courageous characters and courthouse squares are just waiting to be discovered and explored.

Strong leaders have come out of Southwest Tennessee. Learn about Casey Jones, the train engineer who saved all his passengers but perished in the act. Visit the home of Buford Pusser, the tall-walking sheriff who challenged moonshiners and gamblers. Explore where Civil War soldiers from both sides left hats, guns and loved ones behind. These and more portray a diverse, courageous culture.

Civil War history is rich here. April 1862 saw Union and Confederate troops clash near Pittsburg Landing. Walk the hallowed ground of the beautifully preserved Shiloh National Military Park, where 24,000 men fell in a bloody battle. Youll find Indian mounds within the park as well.

Carl Perkins, “Mr. Blue Suede Shoes,” was known for up-tempo rock-a-billy music. International superstar Tina Turner and legendary bluesman Sleepy John Estes also represent Southwest Tennessee’s legacy to music heritage.

Catch up on history’s most famous sporting dogs at the National Bird Dog Museum. See Brownsville’s quirky sculpture collection of Billy Tripp’s The Mindfield. Fish and enjoy golf, walking trails and wildlife at Pickwick Landing State Park in beautiful Southwest Tennessee.

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Southwest Mar 28 Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Spring Lantern Walk Parker's Crossroads, TN Everyday life was changed by the Civil War when it came to West Tennessee, no family remained untouched. The Spring Lantern Walk at the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield will share the stories of soldiers and citizens who suffered and survived the war. learn more Southwest Mar 28 Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Spring Lantern Walk Parker's Crossroads, TN Everyday life was changed by the Civil War when it came to West Tennessee, no family remained untouched. The Spring Lantern Walk at the Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield will share the stories of soldiers and citizens who suffered and survived the war. learn more Southwest Apr 18 Park Day Parker's Crossroads, TN Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hand-on preservation event to help Civil War Battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail buildings. This annual event sponsored by the Civil War Trust and History® is an excellent opportunity to bring Civil War enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s Civil War heritage not only preserved, but pristine. learn more Southwest Apr 18 Park Day Parker's Crossroads, TN Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hand-on preservation event to help Civil War Battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail buildings. This annual event sponsored by the Civil War Trust and History® is an excellent opportunity to bring Civil War enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s Civil War heritage not only preserved, but pristine. learn more Southwest Sep 12 - 13 55th ANNUAL WEST TENNESSEE COLLECTORS CLUB COIN SHOW Jackson, TN ANNUAL WEST TENNESSEE COLLECTORS CLUB COIN SHOW - JACKSON, TN learn more

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