Entries that Begin with C

Cartwright, Peter
Frontier Methodist circuit rider Peter Cartwright was born in Amherst County, Virginia, shortly before his parents moved to Logan County, Kentucky. When he was fifteen years old, Cartwright attended o... continue »
Cash, Johnny
Johnny Cash, musician, actor, and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, was born in Kingsland, Arkansas, to Ray and Carrie River Cash on February 26, 1932. After graduating from high school in Dye... continue »
Cates, Clifton Bledsoe
General Clifton B. Cates, nineteenth commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, was born in Tiptonville on August 31, 1893. After graduating from the University of Tennessee, he joined the marines as a seco... continue »
Catron, John
John Catron served as first chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court and later as associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. He was probably born in Virginia in the mid-1780s and received a meag... continue »
Cedar Glades
Open areas within otherwise forested regions captured the attention of both early settlers and botanists. Among these are cedar glades--open, rocky areas of variable size and shape. The designation "c... continue »
Cedars of Lebanon State Park
During the Great Depression, the federal government worked to adapt the nation's marginal farmlands to better use. To that end, Congress first appropriated $20 million for reclamation and later a... continue »
Center for Appalachian Studies and Services
The Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University is a Distinguished Center of Excellence, established in 1984 during the administration of Governor Lamar Alexander.... continue »
Center for Appalachian Studies and Services
East Tennessee State University's Center for Appalachian Studies and Services is a Tennessee Center of Excellence established in 1984 during the administration of Governor Lamar Alexander. The ... continue »
Center for Historic Preservation
In 1984 the Tennessee General Assembly and Governor Lamar Alexander, as part of a comprehensive statewide education reform program, proposed a special project to recognize Tennessee's national le... continue »
Center for Popular Music
The Center for Popular Music was established at Middle Tennessee State University in 1985. Its mission is to foster research and scholarship in American popular music and to promote an awareness of an... continue »