In April, the Dogwoods bloom in Paris, Tennessee.
It is a place where folks are as friendly as can be.


The landscape is dotted with flowering trees of every description.
It is a wonderful and happy prescription.


If your mind is tired, and you're feeling kind of low,
Take a trip in April to Paris, and feel the wind blow.


Oh yes, April in Paris, Tennessee is windy and better than France.
My advice is, give April in Paris a chance.




Attractions in Paris, Tennessee


Historical Walking Tour


A historical audio-taped walking tour of Paris, West Tennessee's Oldest incorporated community. The tour goes through downtown Paris, the North Poplar Street Historic District and the Old City Cemetery all of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Along the way, you are welcome to go inside five of the historic churches in the area and view some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows you have ever seen. Cassette players, tapes and maps are available at the W.G. Rhea Library and the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center at no charge.

Henry County Court House


The Henry County Court House is one of the state's oldest working courthouses and observed it's 100th anniversary in 1996. The courthouse contains historical photographs, oil paintings of three Tennessee governors from Henry County and a portrait of a U.S. and Confederate Congressman. Located on Washington Street, the courthouse is open from 8:30am till 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Telephone: (731) 642-1030.

Paris-Henry County Heritage Center


This Italianate two-story home was called by one state historical expert as "the jewel in the crown of Paris" and is situated in the historic North Poplar Neighborhood. The Paris-Henry County Heritage Center is more a teaching museum. It's a storehouse of information more than a collecting place for things. It's a place where people can learn about their shared past. Telephone: (731) 642-1030

Grove Tower


Grove Tower originally housed the E.W. Grove-Henry County High School and was once call "the school that came out of a bottle". A local druggist who created "Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic" that sold worldwide gave the Paris community the first privately endowed public high school in Tennessee.

Paris Landing


Situated on the western shore of Kentucky lake, the 841 acre Paris Landing State Park is only 16 miles northeast of Paris. Vacationers can enjoy golfing, picnicking, swimming, boating, and fishing. The resort Inn has a commanding view of Kentucky Lake and has 130 guest rooms. There are also 10 villas that are available. For more information call (731) 644-7359. For reservations call (800) 250-8614.

Land Between The Lakes


Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area offers 170,000 acres of wildlife, hiking, mountain biking, horseback trails, hunting, fishing and other outdoor recreation opportunities wrapped by 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline. For further information, campground schedules or reservations, call (800) LBL-7077 or (502) 924-2000.

OK, Now you know the real Paris.

By Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@msn.com)




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A Spring Thing

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