For centuries, the mountains and valleys of East Tennessee have witnessed the march of history, from the frontier exploits of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, to the Cherokee Removal and the Trail of Tears, to the battles and brutality of the Civil War, to the development of New South industry and tourism, to the harnessing of the Tennessee River by the Tennessee Valley Authority, to the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and to the downtown renaissance and redevelopment of recent years.
East Tennessee Walking Tour & Historic Guide takes readers on a tour of 25 cities and towns throughout East Tennessee, from the urban centers of Chattanooga and Knoxville to small frontier hamlets (Jonesborough), early fortifications (Kingston), strategic river landings (Loudon), industrial boom towns (Harriman), and lost utopian communities (Rugby). The towns covered by this guide book include:
Athens Blountville Bristol Chattanooga
Cleveland Copperhill Dandridge Elizabethton
Gatlinburg Greeneville Harriman Johnson City
Jonesborough Kingsport Kingston Knoxville
Lenoir City Loudon Maryville Morristown
Oliver Springs Rogersville Rugby Sevierville
In addition, a number of other towns are discussed in "Further Afield" sections of the guide book, including Lookout Mountain, Etowah, Dayton, Erwin, Madisonville, Rockwood, Norris, Bulls Gap, Newport, and Oak Ridge.
Featuring over 25 maps and 1,000 photographs, the 400-page East Tennessee Walking Tour & Historic Guide is a wonderful way to explore the unique history of East Tennessee and its people, whether you are a visitor to the area or a life-long resident.