Monroe County, TN CIVIL WAR TRAILS

One look at a map should tell you how important Tennessee was during the Civil War. The state lay like a protective blanket over the Deep South. Any invasion of Georgia, Alabama or Mississippi certainly would have to come through Tennessee.

The new Tennessee Civil War Trails Program has begun with installation of interpretive signs in the Franklin area and in Blountville. More than a dozen signs in Columbia and Franklin outline a critical phase of Confederate Gen. John B. Hood’s 1864 campaign to regain control of the state. In September 2009, 18 new sites were added in the following counties: Loudon, Monroe, Cumberland, Sumner, Montgomery, Dickson, and Claiborne.