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Explore Civil War History

New Johnsonville is named for former President Andrew Johnson who also served as the Union Military Governor of Tennessee during the Civil War. You can explore the Civil War history of this river town at Johnsonville State Historic Park. This 1,075-acre park commemorates the site of the Johnsonville Depot, the Battle of Johnsonville and the historic town site of Johnsonville that existed from 1864-1944 prior to the formation of Kentucky Lake. The park also has some great recreational opportunities for those who just enjoy being in the outdoors. Approximately 10 miles of well-maintained trails meander through this historic area and are enjoyed by hikers and recreational walkers alike. Besides hiking and walking, birding, geocaching, swimming, fishing from the bank, and picnicking are all popular with visitors to the park.

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