The Longest Tunnel In Tennessee Has A Truly Fascinating Backstory
By Meghan Kraft|Published May 01, 2018
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.
Tennessee is home to all kinds of unique history from as far back as pioneer times to the modern history that is made here every day. But none of that history would be possible without the Cumberland Gap, the site where the first pioneers over the Appalachian Mountains crossed in to the beautiful state of Tennessee and decided to call it home. Today, that site is also home to the longest tunnel in the state, and the tunnel has some fascinating history of its own.