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This Hidden Destination In Tennessee Is A Secret Only Locals Know About

Have you ever heard of the Cornelia Fort Airpark? Yeah, probably not. The spot has been shuttered since 2011, after the damage done to the area by the Nashville flood. The Cornelia Fort Airpark now serves as part of the Nashville greenway system, which means the spot at times becomes overrun by camera-toting hipsters. There are some, however, that don’t understand the role the spot played in country music history.

On March 5th, 1963, Patsy Cline was en route to the Cornelia Fort Airpark from Kansas City, Kansas. Her doomed flight then crashed roughly 90 miles short of their destination in Camden. It’s an eerie thing, to be tied to the death of such a lauded country star. You, however, can make your way to the airpark Patsy Cline most definitely wished to see – and in a car, no less.


You can get a better look at the spot, below:

Pretty crazy, hey? We sure think so…but we’d still get on down there for a visit!

Meghan O'Brien
Meghan is a Tennessee transplant wildly in love with Music City. She’s quite the fan of snobby coffee, late night diner dates and the unnecessary hair flip.