Meriwether Lewis, Of Lewis And Clark Fame, Is Buried In Rural Tennessee
It may not come as a shock that musicians such as Johnny Cash and Elvis are buried in the great state of Tennessee, but most folks don’t realize that along a quiet country road is a memorial to Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark expedition. His story is long and meandering, but a visit to his memorial is perhaps one of the best-hidden gems in the area. Expect a picnic area and hiking trail when you get there, and make sure you read every plaque. Meriwether Lewis was more fascinating than you may think!
You can learn a little more about the gravesite along the Natchez Trace with a visit to its official website. There’s nothing quite like experiencing local history, and Tennessee has it in spades.
Meghan Kraft loves to travel the world, but she makes her home right here in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a degree in English, and has worked in the digital marketing realm with companies such as Apartments.com, USA Today and HarperCollins Publishing.