Discover a natural world of wonder in Obion County! Taking a scenic driving tour within Obion County will showcase breathtaking scenic beauty of forested rolling hills mixed with carpets of lush green field, leasing you to a whole new experience around every corner.
While driving between communities, roll own the window and smell the fresh hay in the summer and the apple orchards in the fall. Offering of fresh fruit and vegetables can be found at roadside markets along the way. Complete your visual experience at Reelfoot Lake with its many boardwalks meandering through majestic cypress trees.
A paradise for nature photographers, the 25,000 acre lake harbors almost every kind of shore and wading bird, as well as golden and American bald eagles.
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Driving Tours for Obion County and Surrounging Areas
Mississippi River: Memphis to Reelfoot Lake
This 166-mile drive follows the Mississippi River north from Memphis, occasionally dropping off Chickasaw Bluffs into the floodplain of the river and ending at Tennessee's only large natural lake. The Plateau of West Tennessee ends at Chickasaw Bluffs, a series of headlands standing 200 feet above the Mississippi floodplain.
The river beyond forms the western boundary of the state. The Chickasaw Indians lived along the river bluff, which stretches along the floodplain of the river north to south through the state. In 1818 Andrew Jackson and Isaac Shelby negotiated the purchase of these lands in what came to be known as the Jackson Purchase. The county in the southwest corner of the state was named for Shelby. The following year Jackson, along with John Overton and James Winchester founded the town of Memphis. As this western part of the state developed, the Mississippi River became a primary transportation route and Memphis became an important inland port. The river also proved to be an important invasion route for Union forces during the Civil War. Special Attractions: Mud Island River Park, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park, Covington, Alex Haley Boyhood Home, Fort Pillow State Historic Park, Reelfoot Lake, historic homes and buildings, scenic views, fall color, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, and wildlife viewing.
Railroad, Teapots, & David Crockett: Jackson to Union City
This drive follows the route of a branch of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad north from Jackson for 55 miles, passing through David Crockett country and visiting several historic towns. Much of the community organization and history of West Tennessee was determined by the railroads; communities congregated at rail junctions, and the economy grew with this faster transportation that allowed farmers to ship their crops more efficiently. David Crockett played a key role in local politics and folklore. And in later years, the region has benefited from the collection and donation of fine art, agricultural artifacts, and teapots that are showcased in museums along this drive. Special Attractions: Jackson, Humboldt, Trenton, Pioneer Homeplace, David Crockett House, Kenton white squirrels, farmland, and historic neighborhoods.