Introduction to La Follette, Tennessee
La Follette History
Around 1890, Grant and Harvey LaFollete bought thirty seven thousand acres of land at the site where La Follette currently lies. Subsequently, they established the LaFollette Coal, Iron and Railway Company so that they could exploit the mineral resources that they observed. In 1897, the city of La Follette was officially incorporated.
La Follette and nearby Attractions
- Indian Mountain State Park
- Museum of Appalachia
- Big Ridge State Park
- Norris Dam State Park
- William Blount Mansion
- Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
Things To Do In La Follette
Woodsons Mall Shopping Center is the local shopping destination in the area. The parks in the area offer a host of recreational facilities, including the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, the Indian Mountain State Park, the Cove Lake State Park and the Frozen Head State Park. The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the Knoxville Museum of Art and the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum provide insight into the area’s history. Local churches include the First Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Charity Worship Center and Midway Baptist Church.
La Follette Transportation
McGhee Tyson Airport offers facilities for air transportation.
La Follette Higher Education
Students in the area can pursue higher education at Roane State Community College, the University of Tennessee and Walters State Community College.