Crossville, Tennessee, can easily lay claim to the title of "the Golf Capital of Tennessee." The area is home to Tennessee''s famous vacation and retirement resort Fairfield Glade, which boasts 90 holes of golf. But there''s more than golf! Southern charm and hospitality await you; enjoy the beautiful country scenery and small town atmosphere. Shopping abounds, from factory outlets and antique malls to unique local gift shops. The great outdoors beckons with the Cumberland Trail, the Cumberland Mountain State Park, Black Mountain and that''s the just the beginning. You can wander beautiful nature trails and enjoy the tranquility of the Plateau. Crossville is home to many fine restaurants that offer a variety of cuisine in both casual and elegant settings from coffee houses to fine dining. Enjoy top notch theater at the Cumberland County Playhouse and wonderful music with local flair at the Palace Theater downtown. Visit the historic Homestead Community and Museum, the Pleasant Hill Academy Museum, and our wonderful wineries! After a fun filled day relax at a local bed and breakfast, hotel or campground. There are accommodations for most any budget and taste. The climate atop the Cumberland Plateau is enjoyable year-round. Winter temperatures are in the 40''s and 50''s, summer highs average in the 80s, and in the fall and spring temperatures are as close to perfect as can be. Crossville is centrally located right off Interstate 40 less than 90 minutes from Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

Cheatham County was named for Benjamin F. Cheatham, a Confederate general.

Cannon County was established by the Tennessee state legislature on January 31, 1836. It was formed from portions of Rutherford, Smith, and Warren Counties and was named for Governor Newton Cannon.

Located between Chattanooga and Knoxville on I-75, Bradley County is in the middle of one of nature's most beautiful playgrounds. Just 20 minutes away is the beautiful Ocoee River and the site of the Whitewater Venue in the 1996 Olympics. Visitors have come to know Bradley County as the gateway to the Cherokee National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Hiwassee River is the first designated State Scenic River in Tennessee. The Hiwassee offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities such as canoeing, fishing, hiking and nature photography as well as skiing, boating and camping on some sections of the river.

Bradley County’s unique history includes the home of the Cherokee Nation whose last Eastern Capitol is now known as Red Clay State Historical Park. It is an interpreted site certified by the National Trail of Tears Association and stands as a reminder of the spot where they were notified of their tragic journey ahead.

There are significant Civil War sites in Bradley County and two Gateway markers explain why President Abraham Lincoln placed a high priority upon capturing and controlling the railroad in the County Seat of Cleveland. This would enable union troops to control the supply lines to the looming battle in Chattanooga in November of 1863.

The first settlers came to what was to become Franklin County around 1800. These first permanent residents were Major William Russell, who settled on Boiling Fork Creek near Cowan and Jesse Bean, who located on Bean's Creek.

The county is named in honor of Benjamin Franklin and its original boundaries were by Warren County on the north, south by the state line of Alabama, east by Bledsoe County, and west by Bedford County. There have been at least thirteen boundary changes since 1807, during which time the counties of Moore, Coffee, Grundy, and Marion have been created from the land that formerly was in the boundary of Franklin County.

Winchester is the county seat. One hundred and eighty-eight years young, the bill that created Franklin County passed the Legislative Assembly of Tennessee on December 3, 1807. The land for the county seat, which was to be named Winchester in honor of General James Winchester of Indian and Revolutionary War fame, was bought by seven commissioners who had been elected on February 10, 1812. They bought 26 acres from Christopher Bullard for the price of $1.00. Franklin County is one of the oldest settlements founded by the winners of the west when they crossed the Appalachians. Franklin County was the home of four of the state's governors: Isham G. Harris, Albert S. Marks, Peter Turney and Henry H. Horton. Of the outstanding early settlers, David Crockett is perhaps the most famous. Sir Francis Joseph Campbell was born in Franklin County. He became very famous in England as a founder of a school for the blind.

Montgomery County, Tennessee is located 30 minutes northwest of Nashville at the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. They are one of the most historic, yet progressive counties in the region and home to the fifth largest city in the state

Pickett County is the least populated county in the state of Tennessee. Nestled in the mountains of the Highland Rim and gateway to Dale Hollow Lake with its 650 miles of gorgeous shoreline and crystal waters, your family can have a vacation of a lifetime or a wonderful new home! Pickett County is a small rural community with generations of families who have worked hard to overcome adversity. These people share a rich history and culture and welcome tourists, visitors and newcomers alike to their community.

It's no wonder Loudon County is touted as the Lakeway to the Smokies, with several lakes and rivers embracing and enhancing the county, including Fort Loudoun, Tellico, Watts Bar and Melton Hill Lakes and the Tennessee and Clinch Rivers. Enjoy lakeside parks, boating, fishing, hiking and many other relaxing activities in Loudon County. With eight outstanding golf courses and two additional championship courses opening in 2006, Loudon County's Golfway to the Smokies offers golfers of all skill levels some of the most scenic and challenging venues in America! Stop by our local wineries and cheese factory for tours and tasting or browse our many antique shops in Loudon County. Choose from a variety of hotels close to I-75 at exits 72 & 81. Check into a distinctive bed & breakfast inn or rent a townhome on Tellico Lake. Enjoy the scenic drive to the mountains through Loudon County, the "Lakeway and Golfway to the Smokies"

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