Civil War Trails

Civil War

With the close of the remembrance of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the focus of the Tennessee Civil War Trails and the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is to continue telling the story of that important phase of our state’s history. The Tennessee Civil War Trail (TCWT) is part of a multi-state program that identifies, interprets and creates driving tours of both the great campaigns and the lesser-known Civil War sites. There are more than 400 CWT markers across the state, with at least one marker in each of the 95 counties. Under the leadership of Dr. Carroll Van West, Tennessee state historian, each marker is vetted for authenticity and edited to meet the multi-state program requirements. To date, more than 2.5 million TCWT brochures have been distributed. TDTD is the point of contact for the TCWT and communities that are interested in a TCWT marker should submit an application.

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