ATTRACTIONS: (some major ones)
Tennessee natural beauty, mild weather and Southern hospitality are a great combination..
Not to be missed sights include Lookout Mountain; Civil War battlefields and monuments; Dollywood, Graceland and Beale Streets in Memphis; The Great Ole Opry and Opryland in Nashville; Great Smoky Mountains National Park; The Hermitage (home of Andrew Jackson), and much, much more.
- Beautyphoon: Basic information about the U.S. state of Tennessee, including state history, geography, population, economy, and politics.
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AGREEMENT AND VISITOR’S OFFICE:
- Nashville landmarks
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- Times to Travel: Tennessee’s temperate climate offers a wide range of activities throughout the year.
Climate: Weather conditions across Tennessee can vary considerably based on elevation.
In general, the spring months in Tennessee are temperate with low humidity. Summers are warm, often hot with high humidity. High temps in the low 90s in the western half of the state are commonplace.
- Biotionary: Nickname of Tennessee, covering state overview, travel information and most popular attractions.
The fall could best be described as “beautiful”. Winters are moderate but wet. Heavy snowfall is the norm in the mountains of the east, and even though snow does fall on other areas of the state, it usually melts quickly.
Statewide, the average high temperature in July is nearly 80 degrees, while the average high in January is close to 40 degrees.
Annual precipitation is close to 55 inches with higher amounts in the Smokey Mountains.
Seasonal temperature averages:
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 53/11 (Feb) 45/7 (March) 56/13 (April) 69/20
May 70/21 (June) 79/25 (July) 83/28 (Aug) 84/28
(Sept) 72/22 (Oct) 63/17 (Nov) 58/14 (Dec) 53/11
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit/Celsius)
(Jan) 34/1 (Feb) 28 /-2 (March) 36/2 (April) 48/8
May 50/9 (June) 58/14 (July) 62/16 (August) 65/18
(September) 55/12 (October) 43/5 (November) 37/2 (December) 30/-1
HIGH TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 59/14 (February) 51/10 (March) 65/18 (April) 78/25
May 82/27 (June) 90/32 (July) 94/34 (August) 94/ 34
(September) 83/28 (October) 73/22 (November) 63/17(December) 56/13
LOW TEMPERATURES (Fahrenheit / Celsius)
(Jan) 40/4 (February) 33/1 (March) 45/7 (April) 58/14
May 63/17 (June) 70/20 (July) 75/23 (August) 75/24
(September) 63/17 (October) 52/11 (November) 42/5 (December) 38/3
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
The Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail runs for over 330 miles through several US states such as South and North Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. The trail follows the tracks of the patriot militias that chased British soldiers in the past. The two forces finally clashed in 1780 at the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Kings Mountain is the second oldest revolutionary monument in the country. On October 7, 1780, an important battle took place here, the outcome of which had a great influence on the course of the entire American Civil War. American and British soldiers took part in the battle, fighting for independence, but also for loyalty to England.
Kings Mountain National Military Park is a great place for all history and military buffs. In the local museum, you can learn about the course of the battle and see several period items. The park definitely has a lot to offer even nature lovers, as it is interwoven with a number of hiking trails, so you can explore it thoroughly. If anyone is interested, it is possible to stay overnight at a local campsite.
The trail is still being developed, it is maintained and you will find many places of tourist interest on it. Therefore, visitors like to come here, they want to get to know a piece of American history and at the same time enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature. The trail is currently under the protection of the National Park Service.
Shiloh National Military Park
Shiloh National Military Park preserves the sites where important battles of the American Civil War took place. Specifically, the Shiloh and Corinth Battlefields. In the main part of the park lies the town of Shiloh, which lies about 14 miles south of Savannah, Tennessee.
The Battle of Shiloh was one of the first major battles of the American Civil War. It lasted two days, April 6 and 7, 1862, and involved approximately 65,000 Union soldiers led by Ilysses S. Grant and Don Carlos Buell, and 44,000 Confederate soldiers led into battle by Southern general Albert Sidney Johnston – who was in fight killed. The Battle of Shiloh was one of the bloodiest battles of the war with 25,000 casualties on both sides. However, even two days of fighting did not decide the winner. AS Johnston died here and Grant was relieved of command for several months.
This national military park was established on December 27, 1894, at the request of local farmers who complained that their pigs were digging up the remains of soldiers who died in battle in the fields. They demanded that the federal government finally do something about it, and it did. The site was finally placed under the auspices of the National Park Service on August 10, 1933. The park has also been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since October 1966.
The park also includes the National Cemetery, which is located in its northeastern part and is adjacent to the visitor center. In an area of 81,300 square meters, 3,584 Union soldiers are buried here, but the identities of only 2,357 of them are known. The cemetery was annexed to the National Park Service in 1933.