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Gold Panning Coker Creek

Coker Creek Gold Panning Dist.

Gold was discovered in 1827 at Coker Creek, located in the high country of Monroe County, Tennessee.  Today, sections of Coker Creek in the Cherokee National Forest (CNF) are open for panning.  All panners must register and acquire a permit (free) from the CNF.  Permits are available at the Coker … [More...]


Main Street to Mountains

Athens, TN to Robbinsville, NC - 76 miles Directions - Take Exit 49 off I-75 at Athens, TN onto Hwy 30 East to Etowah. Turn right onto Hwy 411 South, then turn left onto Hwy 310 (310 becomes Hwy 39) into Tellico Plains. Turn right onto Hwy 68 South for ¼ mile then turn left onto Hwy 165 which … [More...]


Chilhowee Gliderport

See the Tennessee Overhill from above while soaring over mountains and river valleys in a glider plane. Experience thermal, ridge, and even wave soaring. Gliderport owner, Sarah Kelly Arnold, is a internationally recognized champion glider pilot. In addition to paying for a guided glider tour, you … [More...]

Historic District of Reliance

Reliance Historic District

Wind alongside the Hiwassee River on Hwy 30 till you reach Webb’s Store at the junction of Highway 30/Highway 315. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the district includes Webb Brothers General Store, the 1898 L&N Railroad Watchman’s House, Hiwassee Union Church, and the Higdon … [More...]

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Old Copper Road

The Old Copper Road was painstakingly built in 1853 to connect the copper mines in southeastern Tennessee’s Copper Basin to the railroad terminus at Cleveland, Tennessee. John Caldwell hired local Cherokee Indians and whites to build the road, an arduous task completed in two years. Upon completion, … [More...]

Burra Burra Copper Mine

Burra Burra Copper Mine

Copper mining took place in the Ducktown Basin (Copper Basin) from 1850 to 1987, with more than a dozen mines operating at one time. The Burra Burra Mine, located in Ducktown, Tennessee, operated from 1899 until 1959. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site includes the Mine … [More...]

Uniquely Tennessee Overhill

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