HISTORIC SITES

Explore our communities to discover early architecture and important historic sites stretching back to early Native American history and early European settlement, the Civil War era, coal mining and railroad industrial booms, and important black history sites. Use the interactive map to locate historic sites in the valley, or use the filters below to sort sites by type and location.

Step Back in Time at these Historic Sites

The Sequatchie Valley National Scenic Byway is a wild and wonderful 70-mile stretch of curves, overlooks, and incredible stops along the route. Pikeville, the Byway’s northernmost town, is home to historic sites such as the Historic Bellview School. This one-room schoolhouse helped shape the Sequatchie Valley during its formative years. Additionally, the Old Town Spring was Pikeville’s main source of water until 1920 and visitors can still see it today.

Further down the Sequatchie Valley National Scenic Byway, Dunlap offers some excellent historic sites. The site of Wheeler’s Raid dates back to the Civil War. During the Civil War, Union General William S. Rosecrans’s Army of the Cumberland retreated to Chattanooga. A rough travel route through the Sequatchie Valley was the only available route to provide food and supplies to the Union army in Chattanooga. Find the historical marker and see the rough terrain soldiers endured during their time in the valley.

The Sequatchie Valley’s rich mining history helped shape the region and the nation. Discover this at many places in the valley like at the Historic Dunlap Coke Ovens Park. If you love history, then don’t miss the Historic Dunlap Walking Tour Map.

The Byway continues south to the towns of Whitwell, Sequatchie, Jasper, Kimball, South Pittsburg, and New Hope. Additionally, side trips off the Byway lead travelers to small towns like Orme and Powells Crossroads, and some of Tennessee’s largest cities like Chattanooga, Crossville, and Nashville.

Start Planning Your Getaway

With so many historical sites in Sequatchie Valley, plan your visit using this interactive map. Plus, the area is steeped in culture and a natural landscape. Enjoy the great outdoors, dine, shop, and discover the wonder of the Sequatchie Valley! Book your stay here and start planning for an unbelievable and epic Sequatchie Valley experience.

SOUTH PITTSBURG

Bean Roulston Cemetery

PIKEVILLE

Bledsoe County Courthouse National Register of Historic Places

PIKEVILLE

Bledsoe Co. Veterans Park

WHITWELL

Children’s Holocaust Memorial

PIKEVILLE

Dr. James A. Ross House, Medical Office & Museum of Bledsoe Co. History (ca. 1875)National Register of Historic Places

DUNLAP

Dunlap Coke Ovens Park & Museum

PIKEVILLE

Historic Bellview School (ca. 1928)National Register of Historic Places

PIKEVILLE

Historic Bledsoe County Jail (ca. 1851)National Register of Historic Places

DUNLAP

Historic Chapel Hill Church & Cemetery (ca. 1852)

PIKEVILLE

Historic Fall Creek Falls Fire Lookout Tower (ca. 1895)National Register of Historic Places

NEW HOPE

Historic Hales Bar Dam Powerhouse

DUNLAP

Historic Hill Road

DUNLAP

Historic Pope Cemetery

JASPER

Jasper Regional History Museum

PIKEVILLE

John Bridgman House (ca. 1815)National Register of Historic Places

PIKEVILLE

Lincoln Consolidated Rosenwald School (ca. 1925)National Register of Historic Place

WHITWELL

Marion County Veterans Park

PIKEVILLE

Old Town Spring

ORME

Orme Railroad Depot

PIKEVILLE

Pikeville Chapel AME Zion Church (ca. 1870)National Register of Historic Places

DUNLAP

Sequatchie County Veterans Memorial Park

PIKEVILLE

South Main Street Historic District (ca. 1907)National Register of Historic Places

SOUTH PITTSBURG

South Pittsburg Heritage Museum

NEW HOPE

Virgin of the Poor Shrine

WHITWELL

Whitwell Marion County Coal Miners Museum

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