Culture & Heritage of the Upper Cumberland

Cordell Hull and Alvin C. York, two of 20th century America’s greatest patriots during peacetime and in war, grew up only a few miles apart. W.E.B. Du Bois taught school here. The entire area contains some of the best smallheritagemuseums and veterans halls in the country.

Drive the river bluffs and back roads of the Upper Cumberland Civil War Trail.  In commeration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, a group of organizations has recently installed Civil War Trail markers all over Tennessee.

To find more information about these and other topics mentioned in the videos below, we invite you to explore the right side of your screen to visit the county chamber of commerce websites.

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Welcome to “Discover the Upper Cumberland: The Series” where together we explore OUR unique region of Tennessee!


I’m your guide, Celeste Flatt-Bennett!

For more info on this show and to catch your favorite segments visit Also, if you have any topic ideas email them to And remember, get out there and “Discover the Upper Cumberland!”

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"Discover the Upper Cumberland" was funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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