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Caryville Main Street

Support area craftsmen at Main Street Artist Village then grab a bite to eat at local icon Scotty's Hamburger, once featured in the Washington Post for its "little square burgers and Liar's Bench." Find new biker boots at Owens Shoe Store and notice the brightly painted "Honeybee" patch - it's a stop on the Appalachain Quilt Trail (learn more at point 44).

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  • Motorcoach

203 Main St. 37714

Retrace route on Waddell Ln., turn L onto TN-116/John McGhee Blvd. Turn L to stay on TN-116/John McGhee Blvd. Turn L onto TN-63/W. Central Ave./Royal Blue Rd. Turn L onto Main St. (across from I-75 exit ramp) to pt. 41.

42

Moonshine Exhibition at Hampton Inn

Stop in and find unexpected history in this modern chain hotel. The exhibit is just inside, to the right and down the hall from the lobby.

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  • Lodging

4459 Veterans Memorial Hwy Caryville, TN 37714

423-562-9888

Retrace route on Main St., turn R onto Old TN-63/Royal Blue Rd. Cross over I-75, road becomes TN-63/US-25W/Veterans Memorial Hwy. Turn R onto Dogwood Rd. to pt. 42.

More About: Moonshine & NASCAR

The sport of stock car racing has roots in the illegal transport of moonshine. To outrun tax collectors, moonshine runners (also known as “bootleggers”) altered their cars from the original factory design so they could reach much higher speeds. They’d remove the rear and passenger seats to make more room for moonshine, use heavy duty suspension on the back of the car to handle the extra weight, and add a steel plate in front of the radiator. For sport, bootleggers challenged each other to races, converting fields and pastures to makeshift tracks and racing their turbo-charged cars at risky speeds. Known as “stock car racing,” the new sport quickly gained a strong following, and found notorious bootleggers like Junior Johnson (pictured) and Lee Petty trading their moonshine stills for legitimate and lucrative racing careers. As the sport continued to develop the need for a governing body to create rules and regulations became apparent, and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was founded in Daytona in 1948 by mechanic and auto racer Bill France. Today, NASCAR offers approximately 1,500 races annually and continues to be America’s fastest-growing sport.

43

Cove Lake State Park

Take in stunning viewes at the foot of the Cumberland Plateau. You'll find picnic shelters, a 50-meter pool, a climate controlled pavilion, RV and tent camping sites, playgrounds, a fishing pier, boat rentals, Native American mounds and more. Catch dinner at local favorite Rickard Ridge BBQ located on site. You'll also find the trail headquarters for the Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park - this is a great place to experience part of it. The Louie Bluie Festival happens every October, honoring Campbell County native "Louie Bluie Armstrong," one of the nation's finest string band musicians.

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  • African American
  • Picture Spot

220 Park Rd. Caryville, TN 37714

423-566-9701

Head N on W. Central Ave./Veterans Memorial Hwy/US-25W. Turn L onto Cove Lake Ln. to pt. 43.

More About: Free Soil Farm

The area covered by Cove Lake was once the Free Soil Farm. Before the Civil War, escaped slaves could come here and earn wages used to buy their passage to a free state or country.

44

Campbell County Chamber Tourism Center

Continue N on W. Central Ave./Veterans Memorial Hwy/US-25W/TN-63/9 for 1.7 miles. Turn R onto Sharp & Perkins Rd. Turn R onto Main St. to pt. 59.

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  • Information

1016 Main St. Jacksboro, TN 37757

423-566-0329

Return to W. Central Ave./Veterans Memorial Hwy/US-25W/TN-63/9, turn L. Continue N for 1.7 miles. Turn R onto Sharp & Perkins Rd. Turn R onto Main St. to pt. 44.

45

Campbell County Historical Society Museum & LaFollette Townwalk

Founded inthe 1890s, LaFollette boasts beauty and history. At the museum, learn coal mining heritage, then get out and explore. Be sure to notice Glen Oaks (private property), the 1895 Victorian home designed by architect George Barber for Harvey LaFollette. Grab a bite to eat at Big Creek Market & Deli and hav ea picnic in L.J. Seargeant Park. If you've planned for more strenuous adventure, look for the Cumberland Trail Tank Springs Trailhead (part of Justin P. Wilson Cumberland Trail State Park) on Tennessee Avenue. LaFollette sits near Big Creek Gap, known as the "Keystone of the Confederacy." One of the only natural openings through the Cumberland Mountains, it was prime terrain during the Civil War and changed hands several times. Fortifications and trench work remain in the area.

570 Main St. Jacksboro, TN 37766

423-562-4985

Drive NE on Main St., turn R to merge with US-25W/TN-63. Continue NE for approx. 4.5 miles to pt. 45.


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