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Historic Tanner Store revitalizes downtown Wartburg

WARTBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – In Morgan county, the Historic Tanner Store reopens with charm and brings historical context to the area. The Historic Tanner Store has a long history of being a fixture in the Wartburg community but over time, the iconic community store fell onto hard times. Enter the Morgan County Tourism Alliance who took it upon themselves to give the Historic Tanner Store a facelift while maintaining the charm that has always made it such a special place for families to visit. The walls are lined with historical items that date back decades, connecting it’s modern layout with the generations that have passed through its doors.
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Preserving history at Heritage Museum in Wartburg

WARTBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – A museum that just opened its doors a few months ago is a show of love and support for the communities in Morgan County. The Morgan County Heritage Museum, which opened back in December, gives people an opportunity to learn more about the history of the area in which it is located. Their latest exhibit focuses on the mining community of Gobey, and will be on display through the end of the month.
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Take a hike with Hike MoCo

MORGAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) – Hike MoCo welcomes hikers from all over the world to Morgan County to explore the many beautiful trails that can be found throughout the region. When Erin and Kathy Howard first started the Facebook group “Hike MoCo” to give visitors to Morgan county a...
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Celebrate the Jubilee with Historic Rugby tea settings

RUGBY, Tenn. (WATE) – Historic Rugby has many ties to Great Britain which brings you such events as Irish Road Bowling and Tea service in honor of the queen’s jubilee. Morgan county embodies the East Tennessee community spirit, welcoming all visitors to their home with open arms. The residents take great pride in putting together events that showcase their roots such as tea settings in celebration of Queen Elizabeth II jubilee. With settings provided by a local collector and specialty teas hand-selected by organizers, this experience brings the spirit of Morgan county into a teacup.
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Local, former inmate is now prison tour guide

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Visit a Morgan County prison for an experience that is almost too real. The Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary became operating as a prison and housed some of the countries most dangerous criminals such as robbers, murderers, and more. Since closing about a decade ago,...
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Mountain Laurel Festival is back

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Morgan County is gearing up for their annual festival that is expected to bring many from all over East Tennessee. On Saturday, May 21 the streets of Downtown Historic Wartburg will be putting on their 7th Annual Mountain Laurel Festival. The festival will feature live...
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Wartburg hosts Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival May 20-21

Spring has sprung on the Cumberland Plateau and planning is underway for the seventh anniversary of the region’s Tennessee Mountain Laurel Festival to be held May 20 through 21 on the Courthouse Square in Wartburg, Tenn. Sponsored by the Morgan County Tourism Alliance, the Festival has events and activities...
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Save the planet with HikeMoCo

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Get out and active while preserving the environment. HikeMoCo is a group of hikers in Morgan County ready to take on the trails together. You can join in on the fun and see where they are headed next on their group’s Facebook page. Not...
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