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Central Tennessee, more often called Middle Tennessee, is a region of Tennessee. Besides the obvious destinations like Nashville, there are some lesser known ones, like Carthage, for instance, the hometown of former Vice-President Al Gore.


Map of Central Tennessee
  • 1 Nashville - Music City U.S.A., Country music capital of the world, and the State Capitol
  • 2 Antioch
  • 3 Ashland City
  • 4 Brentwood
  • 5 Clarksville - Home to the U.S. Army's Ft. Campbell and Austin Peay State University
  • 6 Columbia - Home of 11th U.S. President James K. Polk with many Southern antebellum homes nearby
  • 7 Cookeville - Home of Tennessee Technological University
  • 8 Cowan
  • 9 Decherd
  • 10 Dickson
  • 11 Dover
  • 12 Fayetteville
  • 13 Franklin - Location of the famous Civil War Battle of Franklin
  • 14 Hendersonville - City by The Lake, Nashville suburb
  • 15 Hermitage
  • 16 La Vergne La Vergne, Tennessee on Wikipedia
  • 17 Lawrenceburg - David Crockett, Southern Gospel, Amish community
  • 18 Lebanon - Home of Cracker Barrel
  • 19 Lynchburg - Home of world-famous Jack Daniel's Distillery
  • 20 Manchester
  • 21 Monteagle - Located along the edges of the picturesque Cumberland Plateau
  • 22 Mount Juliet - City Between the Lakes
  • 23 Murfreesboro - Location of Civil War Stones River Battlefield, and also home to Middle Tennessee State University
  • 24 Ocoee
  • 25 Sewanee - Home to the beautiful University of the South
  • 26 Smyrna
  • 27 Tracy City - where a dead man was elected mayor
  • 28 Tullahoma - Location of the NASA Arnold Engineering Center
  • 29 White House White House, Tennessee on Wikipedia
  • 30 Waverly
  • 31 Winchester - Nearby Tim's Ford Lake offers recreational activities

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  • The Natchez Trace Parkway crosses through Middle Tennessee. It begins in Nashville and continues south through Wayne County where it enters Alabama. The road continues all the way to Natchez, Mississippi where it ends. The stretch through Middle Tennessee is often regarded as the most beautiful portion of the road. There are numerous overlooks, hiking trails, and waterfalls in the beautiful scenery of the rolling, Tennessee hills.
  • Lake Barkley
  • Land Between the Lakes


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  • 1 Meriwether Lewis National Monument or Grinder's Stand, east of Hohenwald and near mile marker 389 along the Natchez Trace, grave and reconstructed inn where it is believed Meriwether Lewis took his life.
  • 2 State Historic Rock House, 3663 Country Club Rd, Sparta, +1 931 739-7625. W-Sa 10AM-3PM. Historic way station along a wagon road between Nashville and Knoxville circa the 1830s where Andrew Jackson once stopped, and near the town of Sparta that nearly became Tennessee's state capital. Sparta_Rock_House on Wikipedia


  • 3 Cumberland Caverns, east of McMinnville, where you can stop to see antebellum estates like the Black House and Falcon Rest, this is the 2nd largest cave in Tennessee, with a chandelier from the Lowes Metropolitan Theater in NYC.



Visit the Microbrewery at Yazoo in Nashville. Take the tour get a growler


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  • East Tennessee - The Eastern Grand Division of Tennessee with valleys and ridges plus the Allegheny Mountains
  • West Tennessee - The Western Grand Division extends west from the Tennessee River and is the northern boundary of the Mississippi Delta cultural region.
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