Tennessee's Backroads Heritage
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey
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MONTEAGLE MOUNTAIN

South Cumberland Area

The Monteagle Mountain area is comprised of Grundy and Marion counties. Grundy County, created in 1844 from Coffee, Warren and Franklin counties was named in honor of Felix Grundy (1777-1840), Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court, U.S. Congressman and Senator from Tennessee, U.S. Attorney General under President Martin Van Buren. Marion County, created in 1817 from Indian lands was named in honor of Francis Marion (1732-1795), Continental and Revolutionary War officer who guerilla tactics in the Revolutionary War won him the title ?Swamp Fox.?
MONTEAGLE

Fun Things to See and Do...

Hamper McBee Moonshine

Hamper McBee Moonshine Exhibit
(Located at the Smoke House Restaurant)
850 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

Local legend, Hamper McBee, tells how his Tennessee Moonshine will ?Slap You In The Creek.? The Moonshine Exhibit area contains photos, vintage authentic old stills in several sizes and configurations, and a video presentation of Hamper McBee tellin? you how to make his liker?. T-shirts, mugs, shot glasses, and many other items for sale. Free admission.






Lovin Brothers

Louvin Brothers Museum
(Located at the Smoke House Restaurant)
850 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

A lifetime collection of awards, photos, albums, music, letters, and memorabilia all displayed for viewing at the Smoke House ? the Historic Louvin Brothers Museum. The Louvin Brothers popularized close harmony, a genre of country music. Hits included ?Cash on the Barrelhead? and ?When I Stop Dreaming.? They joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1955. In 2001, the Louvin Brothers were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Free admission.






South Cumberland scene


South Cumberland State Park
11745 US Hwy 41
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2980
www.tnstateparks.com/parks/south-cumberland

South Cumberland State Park is located within four different Tennessee counties: Grundy, Franklin, Marion and Sequatchie. The park is composed of approximately 30,889 acres in nine separate areas and boasts some of the best hiking and backcountry camping in the region. The Visitors Center complex on Hwy 41 between Monteagle and Tracy City offers interpretive exhibits, maps, picnic and sports facilities, and informative staff to provide detailed information about the entire park. The largest unit, Savage Gulf Natural Area, has 4 entrances and includes Stone Door State Park, Greeter Falls, and Collins Gulf. Savage Gulf contains spectacular vistas, waterfalls, beautiful forests, and many miles of hiking and backpacking trails with varying terrain and degrees of difficulty. The Fiery Gizzard Trail connects Grundy Forest Natural Area and TVA?s Foster Falls. Grundy Lakes, a day-use area near Tracy City, provides swimming, picnicking, fishing, hiking and a view of the historic 19th century Coke Ovens. There are more than 100 backcountry campsites scattered throughout the park. Reservations for camping are required and can be made online.



Dining
Jim Oliver's Hash Brown Casserole



Jim Oliver?s Smokehouse
850 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

A country dining atmosphere offering a full buffet featuring fried chicken, bbq, meatloaf, catfish, various types of vegetables, salad bar, soup, and dessert. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner food can be ordered from a menu as well. Friday and Saturday nights are always a big hit with live ?Nashville music? being offered. Catering services and a private dining hall for special events, weddings, etc. are available. Serving great food and entertainment ?on the mountain.?





Overnight Accommodations

Jim Oliver's Smokehouse ad Jim Oliver's picture



Smoke House Lodge & Cabins

844 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
800-489-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

Located at the junction of I-24 and Hwy 41-A. Old South hospitality welcomes you when checking in for a good night?s sleep. The lodge has been fully remodeled with 85 oversized rooms featuring either two queen beds or one king size bed. Cozy lakeside cabins are also available. All rooms offer a full array of amenities to make your stay enjoyable. Full service restaurant on premises.








cabins


Smoke House Vacation Cabins

844 West Main St
Monteagle, 37356
931-924-2091
www.thesmokehouse.com

Great get-a-way for couples, families, reunion and retreat groups. 21 cabins, fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs, kitchens, privacy. One night minimum. Live music, full service restaurant.





Tracy City

Dining


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Lemon Cookie Recipe


Dutch Maid Bakery
109 Main St
Tracy City, 37387
931-592-3171
www.thedutchmaid.com

Established in 1902 by the Baggenstoss family, the Dutch Maid Bakery is the oldest family owned bakery in the State and is also on the National Register for Historic Places. The Baggenstoss family carried on the family tradition for many generations until ownership was so aptly acquired by Cindy Day. This bakery features pastries, cakes, breads and other items. A caf? is also available next to the Bakery with space being available for special events with advanced reservations. Catering services are offered. Tours available. A ?must visit? attraction on the Mountain!



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