Paris, Tennessee

Paris, Tennessee

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For a small town, there’s a lot going on in Paris, Tennessee. Home to the Clarksville Speedway and myriad parks and resorts, as well being just miles away from the National Boy Scout Museum, this town seems to have been built for the young at heart. It’s worth mentioning that Paris is within a day’s drive of 74 percent of the nation’s population and has been recognized as part of the fastest-growing recreational area in the nation. Paris became the seat of Henry County on September 23, 1823. It remains the oldest incorporated municipality. During the Civil War, Henry County was named the “Volunteer County of the Volunteer State” for sending more than 2,500 volunteers to the Confederacy. And during World War II, a camp was erected right outside Paris to train servicemen and to house German prisoners of war. The town gained its name in honor of the French town as a way of paying tribute to General Lafayette, who visited Tennessee in the early 1800s. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Memphis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

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"For a small town, there’s a lot going on in Paris, Tennessee. Home to the Clarksville Speedway and myriad parks and resorts, as well being just miles away from the National Boy Scout Museum, this town seems to have been built for the young at heart. It’s worth mentioning that Paris is within a day’s drive of 74 percent of the nation’s population and has been recognized as part of the fastest-growing recreational area in the nation. Paris became the seat of Henry County on September 23, 1823. It remains the oldest incorporated municipality. During the Civil War, Henry County was named the “Volunteer County of the Volunteer State” for sending more than 2,500 volunteers to the Confederacy. And during World War II, a camp was erected right outside Paris to train servicemen and to house German prisoners of war.

The town gained its name in honor of the French town as a way of paying tribute to General Lafayette, who visited Tennessee in the early 1800s. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Memphis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Paris
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Paris, Tennessee

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May 2018