South Cumberland Plateau
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To escape the heat of one hot summer day in 1833, Beersheba Porter Cain of McMinnville followed a mountainous Grundy County pathway to a chlybeate spring that would eventually come to bear her name and, along with the amazing view of the Collins River Valley below, would inspire the creation of a summer resort that is still very much intact today and known as the Beersheba Springs Hotel.
Enjoy good southern food as you experience the truth about the Civil War in this moving performance. The "The Great Civil War Exposition," has been touring nationally for 15 years and has found a permanent home in the Old Buttonwillow Church Dinner Theater in Whitwell, Tennessee.
In order to tap the riches available in central Tennessee and provide transportation of those goods and minerals to broader market, the Tennessee legislature granted charters for the building of various railroads in the State. The Cowan Depot, was built in 1904, and has been revitalized to preserve that moment in history.
The same quality that John Baggenstoss put into Breads, Cakes, and Pastries in 1902, is still preserved today by Dutch Maid Bakery personnel. They serve a variety of baked goods such as breads, cakes and danishes and also have a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch.
Foster Falls Small Wild Area centers on a 60-foot waterfall, visible from sandstone overlooks and surrounded by 178 acres of lush flora, including mountain laurel, azalea, and hemlock. Foster Falls is an access point for the famed Fiery Gizzard Trail - a 12 mile trail that leads hikers to Grundy State Natural Area, and it is a very popular rock climbing destination.
Franklin State Forest was acquired in 1936 from the Cross Creek Coal Company and was highly degraded.
The Grundy County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the Grundy County, Tennessee area and the genealogy of its people. The Society is a non-profit organization devoted to genealogy and historic preservation.
Grundy Forest is a 234-acre natural area located inGrundyCounty. The natural area serves as the northern trailhead of the Fiery Gizzard Trail that connects with the TVA Foster Falls Small Wild Area at the southern trailhead 12 miles away which is considered a strenuous hike.
Grundy Lakes is a truly lovely and tranquil place to take a walk or use as a base camp for exploring the larger area. Grundy Lakes is the site of the Lone Rock Coke Ovens where locally mined coal was converted to coke using convict labor until 1896
Stories of escape hatches and underground tunnels set the tone for the incredible restaurant created by the masterminds of Ron Turner and Jama Turner. The idea of an upscale restaurant lured both of them to embark on the challenge of opening a fine dining restaurant in the middle of Monteagle, Tennessee.
Monteagle Inn is a thirteen-suite Bed and Breakfast and Retreat Center situated atop the beautiful and bountiful Cumberland Plateau in Monteagle between Nashville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Beautifully appointed interiors, balconies, patios, courtyards, gardens and a wonderful front porch create a comfortable European atmosphere.
Natural Bridge is a three-acre natural area located in Franklin County. Natural Bridge is a 25 feet high natural sandstone arch with a span of 50 feet that provides a scenic overlook of Lost Cove.
Eat in or out. This Italian eatery has an assortment of appetizers, entrees, and desserts such as: spinach dip, calimari, fried mushrooms, salads, lasagna, mannicotti,salmon, steak, pizza, tiramasu, and hot fudge cake just to name a few.
Savage Gulf is 15,590-acre natural area located in Grundy and Sequatchie Counties. Carved like a giant crowfoot into the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau, it is one of Tennessee's most scenic wilderness areas and contains over 50 miles of hiking trails.
South Cumberland State park lies atop the Cumberland Plateau and, unlike most state parks, it is made up of ten different areas located in four different counties (including Grundy Lakes State Park, Natural Bridge State Natural Area, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Grundy Forest State Natural Area, Foster Falls State Natural Area).
Join us at TEA On the Mountain for a leisurely luncheon or for an elegant afternoon tea! Enjoy your tea and the artwork. Look close your china has the most dainty desings, and each table is set with a different set.