Anderson County is Rich in History
Anderson County has a story to tell. The area is rich in both culture and history. Many of America’s pioneers have called Anderson County home, from those who settled the Southern U.S., to the scientific pioneers who created the atomic bomb, to the civil rights pioneers who took the first step in ensuring civil liberties for all Americans regardless of color. All those who visit Anderson County today will see that the spirit of the American pioneer is on display.
You can spend time at the Museum of Appalachia to discover how pioneers lived off the land and made the tools they needed to survive, visit the Coal Creek Miners Museum to learn about the outcome of the Civil War and the two major mine explosions that killed all but two men in the community, or explore the American Museum of Science and Energy to discover how 75,000 people kept a secret during WWII.
No matter where you spend your time when you visit Anderson County, you will be able to experience a little piece of history. It’s the perfect vacation destination for history buffs and those eager to know more about the cities that make up Anderson County. We like to say that you can travel 300 years in just 3 days when you come to Anderson County. When you visit, be sure to take a trip to one of the many museums or simply take a stroll around the area to soak up the stories of the past.