The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture

  • Author(s): West, Carroll Van
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  • Imprint: Tennessee Historical Society
  • Publication Date: 2002-11-15
  • Status: Active
  • Available in Hardcover - Cloth: Price $49.95 | Buy Now

What Tennessee musician was known as the “World’s Oldest Living Teenager”? Who was the first athlete to win gold medals in the sprints in two consecutive Olympiads? What is the origin of the name of Unicoi County?* Find the answers to these and thousands of other Tennessee questions in the new online version of The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture.

Cosponsored by the University of Tennessee Press and the Tennessee Historical Society, The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture – Online edition is the definitive and comprehensive reference work on the volunteer state. Available free to everyone at, the online version of The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture includes everything found in the 1998 version plus new and updated information. With more than 1,500 entries, along with slide shows, pictures, interactive maps, audio and video, and links to more than 200 external sources, The Tennessee Encyclopedia – Online edition will prove an indispensable research tool for everyone who wants to explore Tennessee’s rich history.

An excellent source of historical, cultural, and geographic information, the online reference gives the user free access to a vast archive of material arranged in an easy-to-use format. From Andrew Jackson to the Tennessee Valley Authority, from Elvis Presley to Alex Haley, you will find a wealth of information about the people, places, and institutions that make up Tennessee’s culture and history.