The on-line edition of the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture is a joint project of the Tennessee Historical Society and the University of Tennessee Press. This fully searchable version of the print edition, originally published in 1998, contains over 1,500 entries. The online version has updates to existing entries, new entries, more than five hundred additional images, plus audio and video files.

This site is designed to supply general information about the state of Tennessee in a user-friendly format for students, teachers, researchers, and general information seekers. It is best viewed with Netscape 4.7 or later and Internet Explorer 5.0 or later. Certain elements of this website require a Flash plug-in which can be obtained from Macromedia’s website. The video and audio files are in Real Player format which can be downloaded free from the Real One website.

For permission to use passages or images in the on-line edition, please contact the Tennessee Historical Society. To make suggestions for additional entries for future editions or to report factual errors, please send email to the Tennessee Historical Society at or the University of Tennessee Press. Periodic updates to the material are scheduled; the editorial committee will meet periodically to discuss changes and updates to the on-line edition.

Development work on the present edition is ongoing with the goal being to enhance the visual and functional elements of this resource. As we move forward to full implementation of this on-line project, we hope you enjoy your visit to the Tennessee Encyclopedia.

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