Introduction to McKenzie, Tennessee
McKenzie was originally inhabited by the Chickasaw Indian Tribe. The first settlers came to the area in the early 1800’s. The community was organized in 1867 after the completion of the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad tracks. The city was named after James Monroe McKenzie, a local settler who gave property to the Railroad Company. McKenzie was officially incorporated in 1869.
McKenzie and nearby Attractions
- McKenzie City Park
- Browning Gordon Museum
- Persimmon Hills Golf Course
- Oakland Park
- West Tennessee Agricultural Museum
- Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum
Things To Do In McKenzie
McKenzie offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, as the area has a number of parks for outdoor recreation. The Browning Gordon Museum and the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the history of the region. One can also visit Carroll Lake and Kentucky Lake from McKenzie.
Nashville International is the nearest major airport.
McKenzie Higher Education
Bethel College and the Tennessee Technology Center at McKenzie are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include The University of Tennessee-Martin, Union University and Murray State University.