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Sergeant Alvin C. York's House
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Sergeant Alvin C. York's House
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.

Attractions - 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.

Location - 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.


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Filed By: Mr. Lynn Blair (Valley View, TX)
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Report: If you like history; If you saw the movie, Sgt. York; If you like beautiful country; then you need to go to see Sgt. York's place. His son is a park ranger there and will answer pretty much any question you ask. Sgt. York was such an admirable man. We came from Texas through Memphis and Nashville. We stayed at a bed and breakfast that we found on the internet. Not a lot of great eating places in the area. Jamestown has a Pizza Hut and fast food joints. But, it is basically a one or two day stay anyway. But so well worth the trip. I still haven't stopped talking about it and it has been 3 months since our trip!


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Contact Information:
Sergeant Alvin C. York Historic Park, General Delivery, Highway 127 , Pall Mall, TN, 38577, Phone: 931-879-6456

Additional Information:
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area - This National River and Recreation Area protects the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and it's tributaries. The park encompasses approximately 110,000 acres on the Kentucky/Tennessee border. It is bordered on the north by the Daniel Boone National Forest.
East Tennessee Region - There are over 30 State Parks and Historical Monuments, the Cherokee National Forest and he Great Smoky Mountains National Park to visit in this travel region. All recreational activities are within a days drive of Knoxville.
Tennessee State Parks - Tennessee offers over 50 State Parks located throughout the state. These parks provide opportunity for a wide variety of recreational activities from visiting historical sites to whitewater rafting.

Links:
Tennessee State Parks - Official Agency Website

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