Stewart County is Southern, like sweet tea, catfish, hushpuppies, balmy summers, generations of families who love the farm like they love each other, gracious hospitality, a church on every corner, smoky barbeque and a healthy reverence for your elders and your history.
Stewart County’s claim to fame is in Dover, TN
Fort Donelson National Battlefield
It was the campaign battle that changed the course of the American Civil War…it was the campaign and battle that made Ulysses S. Grant a household name…it was the battle that made Nathan Bedford Forrest a legend…it was the campaign and battle that led to the Union capture of Nashville, the first Confederate capital to fall into Union hands…it was a campaign and battle that claimed over 500 Union dead, and over 300 Confederate dead…
It is a National Park that preserves and shares this story…a National Park that preserves many miles of Confederate earthwork fortifications…a National Park that preserves a remarkable view of the Cumberland River…a National Park that serves as the final resting place for men and women of our Armed Forces…
And it’s YOUR National Park. We are proud to take care of it for you.
Land Between the Lakes
Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area draws visitors from around the world to escape into nature. People enjoy the authentic experiences provided by Woodlands Nature Station, Elk & Bison Prairie, Homeplace 1850’s Working Farm, and Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory. There are over 500 miles of trails for hiking, biking, off-road riding, and horseback riding. Scenic drives provide optimum wildlife viewing areas in the comfort of your car.
Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge
Established in 1962, the name Cross Creeks refers to the intersection of the North and South Cross Creeks intersection on the refuge at its midpoint. Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is located four miles east of Dover, in Stewart County, Tennessee and approximately seventy-five miles northwest of Nashville, Tennessee. The refuge was established in 1962 as a result of mitigation proceedings with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when portion of the Kentucky Woodlands NWR was inundated with the creation of the Lake Barkely Project. Its primary purpose is to provide feeding and resting habitat for migratory birds with an emphasis placed on providing habitat for wintering waterfowl.