Description - The Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park, located in Pall Mall, Tennessee, pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, the backwoods marksman from the mountains of Tennessee who became one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. He has been honored by a 10-foot statue on the grounds of the State Capitol in Nashville, and his medals and trophies may be seen at the Tennessee State Museum.
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Sergeant Alvin C. York's House
- The York homesite museum includes a collection of wartime and personal mementos, including historical photographs, family portraits and personal items.
The historic park includes the York family farm, grave site, school, and the grist mill he operated for many years on the banks of the Wolf River.
Other points of interest are the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Rugby Historic British Colony, Cordell Hull Birthplace and Pickett State Park.
Recreation - Activities at this park involve the museum and other historical sites. Picnicking is also available here.
Climate - Tennessee has a temperate climate with short, mild winters. The average annual snowfall for the state is 12 inches. Spring comes in early March bringing flowering trees and shrubs, and warmer weather. Spring temperatures average between 45 and 70 degrees. Summer's full force arrives in the region by mid May, bringing warm weather and higher humidity. The mountains of eastern Tennessee are a great place to escape the hot summer temperatures as the higher elevation cools the air slightly. Cool fall temperatures bring crisp air and brilliant fall colors. Mid to late October is a good time to visit the region to experience the fall foliage.
From Knoxville, take I-40, from I-40 take Route 127 North to Pall Mall, TN. The park is located on Hwy. 127, just eight miles from the Tennessee/Kentucky border.