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Sources for Tennessee Historical Sites
National Historic Landmarks Listed by State or Territory
National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. Working with citizens throughout the nation, the National Historic Landmarks Program draws upon the expertise of National Park Service staff who guide the nomination process for new Landmarks and provide assistance to existing Landmarks.
Tennessee Blue Book: Map of HIstoric Sites
Map of Selected Tennessee Historic Sites. Photographs and brief descriptions are on the following pages. The Tennessee Blue Book serves as a manual of useful information on our state and government,
both past and present. It contains information on the makeup of Tennessee state government, state
history, national and state constitutions, most recent election results, and census data
National Park Service Sites
This page contains hyperlinks to information about all of Tennessee National Park Service-affiliated sites, including historic battlefields, parks, trails, heritage areas, and more.
Tennessee State-Owned Historic Sites
The State-owned Historic Sites of the Tennessee Historical Commission represent some of the state's most important historic places. THC sites include the bungalow in Henning where young Alex Haley first heard the stories from his grandparents that would form the basis for his epic bestseller Roots, as well as a schoolhouse near Maryville where Sam Houston once taught. Other sites include the only home standing besides the White House associated with President James K. Polk (in Columbia,) and the most heavily damaged buildings surviving from the Civil War, at the Carter House State Historic Site in Franklin. .
Tennessee Century Farms
The Tennessee Century Farms Program was created in 1975 by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture as part of our nation’s bicentennial celebration. Of Tennessee’s 1487 Century Farms, 52 are Pioneer Century Farms, 30 are on the National Register, and 8 are a part of the Land Trust for Tennessee. Additionally, 7 have African-American founders, and 4 were founded by women.
East Tennessee Preservation Alliance
The East Tennessee Preservation Alliance (ETPA) works to create meaningful connections in our region in order to nurture and save historic places, the building blocks of successful communities. We raise awareness about endangered historic properties in the region and assist with finding solutions for these significant resources.
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