geographical and cultural region of Tennessee

East Tennessee is a region of Tennessee that covers roughly the eastern third of the state, generally locations east of the edge of the Cumberland Plateau.

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Map of Eastern Tennessee
  • 1 Alcoa   - McGhee Tyson Knoxville Airport
  • 2 Bristol - Home of Bristol Motor Speedway
  • 3 Chattanooga - Home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo and the Tennessee Aquarium.
  • 4 Cleveland - A City with Spirit
  • 5 Crossville - Golf Capital of Tennessee and the Cumberland County Playhouse. Home of Fairfield Glade.
  • 6 Dayton - Bible versus Darwin on trial
  • 7 Elizabethton - Where early American frontiersmen duked it out
  • 8 Farragut
  • 9 Gatlinburg - Gateway to the Smokies
  • 10 Greeneville - One of America's Most Charming Towns & Villages
  • 11 Harriman-Rockwood
  • 12 Jellico
  • 13 Johnson City
  • 14 Kingsport - The Model City
  • 15 Kingston
  • 16 Knoxville - Home of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville
  • 17 Kodak
  • 18 Lenoir City
  • 19 Maryville - Home to the Foothills Fall Festival & Maryville College
  • 20 Morristown
  • 21 Mountain City
  • 22 Oak Ridge - The Secret City
  • 23 Pigeon Forge -
  • 24 Rugby
  • 25 Sevierville - Dolly Parton's Hometown
  • 26 Townsend - The Peaceful Side of the Smokies
  • 27 Wears Valley   - The Quiet Side of the Smokies - Located beside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, between Pigeon Forge and Townsend.
  • 28 Rocky Top

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  • Norris Dam The first Tennessee Valley Authority dam, has overlooks with great views of the dam, lake, and valley. Has Norris Dam State Park around the lake behind it. Exit Interstate 75 at exits 122 or 128
  • Sunsphere A Knoxville landmark with its golden glass, and an observation deck.
  • Rock City, Lookout Mountain, Ruby Falls Landmarks in Chattanooga, can be packaged together.
  • Lost Sea America's largest underwater lake, in Sweetwater.
  • Knoxville Ice Bears A hockey team in Knoxville.
  • Coke Oven Museum, historic coal processing ovens, northwest of Dunlap.
  • Tennessee Volunteers SEC college football team in Knoxville.

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  • Middle Tennessee - The Middle Grand Division extends east from the Tennessee River including both the Central Basin and the Highland Rim. It is the state's most prosperous area, including cities such as Nashville.
  • West Tennessee - The Western Grand Division extends west from the Tennessee River and is the northern boundary of the Mississippi Delta cultural region.
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