D03 Nashville Jackson
Published: 03/11/2019
Casey Jones Village, Jackson
Via the rolling "Farmland" of Tennessee to the "railroad town" of Jackson. A nice route is via the Natchez Trace Parkway and via Savannah to Jackson.

Tennessee is a state in the southeast, of which Nashville is the capital. The standard abbreviation is TN. The nickname, "Volunteer State", arose in the first half of the nineteenth century because the state supplied many volunteers for the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War.

Agriculture in Tennessee is far from the mule stereotype of the past. Technology, sustainability and innovation have also made their appearance here. The "Farmers" in the Volunteer State contribute approximately $ 74.8 billion to the Tennessee economy each year. Leading agricultural products are cattle and calves, broilers and milk, as well as soybeans, corn, hay, wheat, cotton, tobacco and a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Jackson is a city in the US state of Tennessee, and falls under Madison County in administrative terms. You should definitely visit the Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum! The Railway Museum is located next to the historic home of Casey Jones and contains many exhibitions dedicated to the life of Casey and the famous final ride. Watch the short film about the story of Casey Jones, the three authentic train wagons and the original engine model that Casey drove. Civil war lovers will enjoy our permanent exhibition entitled "The Railroads & The Civil War In Tennessee." Also walk through the Jackson Room: a room dedicated to the rich railroad history of the city.

In this 4-star route you will drive on beautiful good roads, through beautiful surroundings, and you will also stop regularly to take some pictures in this route. Take some food and drinks with you on the way, so that you can have a drink at one of the stops along the Natchez Trace Parkway.

History:
The Battle of Jackson in Tennessee took place on December 19, 1862 in Madison County, Tennessee, during the American Civil War.

This confrontation took place during the expedition of the Southern Brigade General Nathan Bedford Forrest between December 11, 1862 and January 1, 1863. Forrest wanted to disrupt the supply line of the army of Ulysses S. Grant. Grants army was engaged in military operations along the Mississippi Railway. If Forrest succeeded in destroying the Mobile & Ohio railroad, it could seriously disrupt Grant's operations or even stop it. Forrest's 2,100-strong cavalry brigade crossed the Tennessee River between December 15 and December 17. To stop Forrest, Grant had ordered a concentration of troops around Jackson led by Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan and a cavalry unit led by Col. Robert G. Ingersoll to find Forrest. On December 18, Forrest crushed the Northern cavalry.

The following day Forrest was able to continue its advance. Sullivan ordered Colonel Adolph Englemann to position a small unit northeast of Jackson. At the Old Salem cemetery, Englemann repelled an enemy cavalry attack with two infantry regiments. He then withdrew for a mile and a half, closer to the town. This Southern cavalry attack in the cemetery, however, was a Forrest ruse. While pinning the enemy around Jackson through the attack with a small part of his cavalry, he was given the free hand to destroy the railroad to the south and north of the town. After the destruction of the railroad, Forrest shifted his attention to Trenton and Humboldt.
Old Natchez Trace
John Gordon's house
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Starting point of the route
Casey Jones Museum
End point of the route

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About this region
Tennessee ( (listen), locally ; Cherokee: ᏔᎾᏏ, romanized: Tanasi) is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560 and a 2017 metro population of 1,903,045. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017.The state of Tennessee is rooted in the Watauga Association, a 1772 frontier pact generally regarded as the first constitutional government west of the Appalachians. What is now Tennessee was initially part of North Carolina, and later part of the Southwest Territory. Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was the last state to leave the Union and join the Confederacy at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861. Occupied by Union forces from 1862, it was the first state to be readmitted to the Union at the end of the war.Tennessee furnished more soldiers for the Confederate Army than any other state besides Virginia, and more soldiers for the Union Army than the rest of the Confederacy combined. Beginning during Reconstruction, it had competitive party politics, but a Democratic takeover in the late 1880s resulted in passage of disenfranchisement laws that excluded most blacks and many poor whites from voting. This sharply reduced competition in politics in the state until after passage of civil rights legislation in the mid-20th century. In the 20th century, Tennessee transitioned from an agrarian economy to a more diversified economy, aided by massive federal investment in the Tennessee Valley Authority and, in the early 1940s, the city of Oak Ridge. This city was established to house the Manhattan Project's uranium enrichment facilities, helping to build the world's first atomic bombs, two of which were dropped on Imperial Japan near the end of World War II. After the war, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory became a key center for nuclear research. In 2016, the element tennessine was named for the state.Tennessee's major industries include agriculture, manufacturing, and tourism. Poultry, soybeans, and cattle are the state's primary agricultural products, and major manufacturing exports include chemicals, transportation equipment, and electrical equipment. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited national park, is headquartered in the eastern part of the state, and a section of the Appalachian Trail roughly follows the Tennessee-North Carolina border. Other major tourist attractions include the Tennessee Aquarium and Chattanooga Choo-Choo Hotel in Chattanooga; Dollywood in Pigeon Forge; Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg; the Parthenon, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville; the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg; Elvis Presley's Graceland residence and tomb, the Memphis Zoo, the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis; and Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol.
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View route collection Top car and motorcycle tour through the Deep South of the USA
About this route collection
By car or motorcycle through the deep south of America, a journey that you do not just make, so also not 12 days driving and then back home. No, book a stay of several days in Pigeon Forge, Nashville, Memphis, Natchez and New Orleans and again Pigeon Forge to also visit multiple places of interest in these cities, so that this tour becomes an unforgettable tour that you can think back with pleasure.

Don't forget to arrange and pack the following:
* This is only a summary and completely personal and may differ per person.

Take out travel insurance, +31 for numbers in GSM, Take out gas (in part), Health insurance coverage at destination ?, Switch off electrical devices, Lighting (timer), Check passport validity, Antenna from radio / TV for lightning, Residence address for those staying behind, Remote control book home alarm, Smart Parking.

Hand luggage:
Liquids in packaging of max. 100 ml, Liquids in hand luggage in transparent plastic bag.

For on the road:
Sweets, Book, Earplugs, Country and road map (s), Directions, Maps in your navigation system

Money & Securities:
Bank card / giro card, Credit card (Remember pin code), Cash, Internet banking calculator, Medical insurance card, Travel insurance card.

Travel documents:
Passport, (International) Driving license, Ticket (s), Reservation receipts, Hotel vouchers, Arrival / Departure time, Check-in & check-out times, Valid visa (ESTA), Travel guide.

Clothing:
Underwear, Belt, Shirts / T-shirts, Short pants, Long pants, Shoes, Socks, Swimming trunks, Towel, Bath slippers.

Personal stuff:
Watch, House Keys, Wallet, Sunglasses.

Toiletries:
Deodorant, Shower gel / Soap, Comb / brush, Shaving gear, Shampoo, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Sanitary pads

Health & Medicine:
Own medicines, Insect repellent, Cold sore ointment, Ointment for insect bites, Sunscreen, Norit, Paracetamol, Suction cup for insect bites, First aid bag.

Miscellaneous:
Travel bag / hip bag, Leatherman (= checked bag), Pen or pencil, Head lamp, Lighter, Tools & Electronics, Mobile phone & charger, Photo / video camera & charger, Memory card (s), World plug / adapter, Ipod & charger, Adapter cable Ipod, Headphones, iPad & charger, Navigation & charger / plug, Socket, Fuelpack battery.

Engine (accessories):
Helmet, Motorcycle clothing, Motorcycle boots, Chain lock / disc brake lock, Gloves, Bandana, Inside bags (plastic shopping bag), Insulation bag, Lashing straps, Tiewraps, Rainsuit, Rainaway.

Addresses:
Address list, Telephone number embassy, Telephone number to block (bank) card (s), Telephone number (airline tickets).