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Day Trip Through Historic East Tennessee

East Tennessee is an absolutely beautiful area to visit.  It’s a land of lush green foliage, gently rolling hills, beautiful lakes and shorelines, sweeping valleys, and the loftiest peaks in the Eastern United States.  Life here in East Tennessee happens at a relaxed pace, where hospitality reigns.  Here, you’ll experience the charm, beauty, amusement, adventure and history famous to Tennessee.  For many people, enjoying a relaxed weekend getaway or extended vacation amidst the stunning beauty of Tennessee, and enjoying the relaxed, slower pace of life, is more than enough to relaxed and renewed.  For others, the chance to get out and experience the historic charm and everything an area has to offer, will leave them feeling refreshed and revitalized.  Luckily, East Tennessee offers you the perfect combination of restful relaxation and fun adventure. History lovers will find East Tennessee a fascinating region to explore.  If you’re up for a excursion through historic East Tennessee, then book your room at Whitestone Country Inn today, and get started on your adventure!

Historic East Tennessee

Whitestone Country Inn is conveniently located in historic East Tennessee, near Knoxville, Chattanooga, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains, and is only a short driving distance to some wonderful historic sites to visit.  For the ultimate Civil War History buff, East Tennessee is a treasure trove of historic battlefields, historic sites, and historic places to visit.  In fact, you’ll find the Historic Roane County Courthouse just 25 minutes away from our East Tennessee Bed and Breakfast.  This wonderful historic site is where eventual president Andrew Johnson spoke forcefully against secession on June 7, 1861.  Historically speaking, East Tennessee opposed separation from the Union, even though the state eventually voted to join the Confederacy. The town of Kingston, where Whitestone Country Inn is located, was a strategic center during the Civil War due to its location near both the Clinch and Tennessee Rivers, as well as the roads leading between Knoxville and Nashville.  Accordingly, Kingston was occupied by both armies throughout the war.

Historic East TennesseeIf you want to spend a day getting lost in the stories of historic East Tennessee, then jump in a car and head to all or some of the historic places listed on this map, highlighting some of the wonderful nearby historic sites in East Tennessee. Highlights will include the Harriman Public Library, Harriman Heritage MuseumSouthwest Point Park, The Historic Roane County Courthouse, the Wheat Community African Burial Ground & Historical Marker Hwy 58, and many more.  The Tennessee Civil War Trails program is part of a heritage tourism program that identifies, interprets and creates driving tours through history.  Whether you choose to explore historic East Tennessee along these well-established trails, or make your own pathway through the rich history of this region, the history East Tennessee will surely fascinate you.  Book your stay at Whitestone Country Inn, and enjoy your journey through historic East Tennessee.