Dover, TN location along the Cumberland River and nestled between many creeks and lakes created a hospitable location for Native American tribes. Settlers struggled with native people for the land in the early 1800's, and in 1805 Dover, Tn was established as the seat of Stewart County. In the 1800's Dover, TN and Stewart County became the heart of the state's iron industry, with furnaces producing two and four times more iron than other stacks. Later, In the 1860s. the town's fort was a key Civil War installation and hosted many Confederate and Union Troops. In recent history, Dover properties remain popular as a hometown that remains its quaint charm while providing access to abundant recreation and cultural activities.
Parks and Recreation
For Recreation, residents of Dover Tennessee homes enjoy the tennis courts, basketball courts, walking trails, boatramp, fishing pier and picnic areas at Lick Creek Recreation area. This 52 acre park is lush, relaxing and a greatplace for the community to gather. Paris Landing Sate Park at the southern entrance to the Land Between The Lakes, offers a variety of activities, including horseback riding, camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, and a host of indoor and educational programs.
Attractions And Activities
Many Of Dover's best attractions are connected to the area's rich history. Fort Donelson National Battlefield was a key Confederate outpost during the Civil War and was captured by Union Forces in 1862. Today, the fort is an amazing look at American history, with various exhibits, cannons and other military earthworks and trails along the picturesque Cumberland River. The Historic Surrender House, also known as the Dover Hotel, was the site of the 1862 Confederacy's surrender to the Union Forces marking the Union's first major victory of the war and setting the stage for Union armies to make further headway in the south. Surrender house is open to the public from May to October.
Families celebrate fall each year at the Halloween Festival on the last Saturday of October. It’s held at Stewart County Middle School, the festival features plenty of activities, inflatable’s, McGruff the crime Dog, Pony rides, treats, a petting zoo and a pumpkin patch. A variety of historical events occur throughout the year around Dover, TN, including Civil War battle reenactments at Fort Donelson. The same features the enrich Dover Tennessee’s history and activities also make Dover real estate a prime location for a family to settle down in. Its small-town feel is warm and welcoming and its surrounding parks and recreation areas make for exciting adventures. Contact Mary McCooley a Dover real estate agent that knows homes for sale in Dover,Tennessee that offer the ultimate Southern lifestyle.