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Western Tennessee, more often known as West Tennessee, is the region of Tennessee west of the Tennessee River. The region also includes all of Hardin County, a rural county on the state's borders with Alabama and Mississippi that is bisected by the Tennessee River.
There are many roads that lead in and out of the region. The to main interstates that come into West Tennessee is I-40 through Nashville, I-155 into Dyersburg from Missouri, and I-40 and I-55 into Memphis from Arkansas and Mississippi, respectively.
The only way plausible way to get around West Tennessee is to drive.
Expect Southern cuisine; that is, don't be surprised if asking, "What is grits?" gets some funny looks.
While you're in West Tennessee, or the South in general, you should try sweet tea.
If driving, with the exception of the interstate in most cases, at dusk or night, keep an eye out for deer. West Tennessee has a large population of deer and they will cross the road. Deer are usually the most active between 6-10PM If a deer does try to cross while you are driving, aim your car to where the deer is at, not where the animal is going.
- East Tennessee - The Eastern Grand Division of Tennessee with valleys and ridges plus several ranges of the Appalachian Mountains
- Middle Tennessee - The Middle Grand Division extends east from the Tennessee River including both the Central Basin and the Highland Rim. It is the state's most prosperous area, including cities such as Nashville.