Once home to Grand Ole Opry's own Roy Acuff, Union County celebrates his memory at the Roy Acuff Museum in Maynardville. Don't miss a chance to explore Big Ridge State Park on the south bank of Norris Lake. It's a family adventure just waiting to happen! Enjoy the less traveled route on the peninsula devoted to the Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area where you can experience the forests, wildlife, and pristine waters of Norris Lake in peaceful seclusion. Here you'll find century-old grist mills, recreation and picnic areas, campgrounds, rental cabins, hiking trails and more. Visit one of TVA's many wildlife areas or spend the day at Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area with miles of unpaved road for easy viewing of wildlife by vehicle. If an on-foot adventure is what you seek, hike the remote area of Big Ridge Park for a naturally undisturbed experience. Union County is noted for its musical heritage; four of its sons are now known throughout the world--Roy Acuff, Chet Atkins, Carl Smith, and Kenny Chesney. Lois Johnson, Hilda Kitts Harrill, and Melba Kitts Greene are among its best known women entertainers.--Excerpts: Tennessee Encyclopedia