A Museum Without Walls
The coming of the Industrial Revolution to the Upland South is one of the nation’s most compelling stories. The Furs to Factories Heritage Trail explores this historic movement and the way it played out in the Tennessee Overhill. The story begins with the Overhill Cherokee fur trade and unfolds with the coming of the railroads, logging, hydroelectric power, and tourism.
Along the trail, you will learn about ordinary people who shaped the land and culture of the Tennessee Overhill, and discover places where the story took place. More About the Furs to Factories Heritage Trail, including Travel Itinerary