Introduction to Paris, Tennessee
Paris is the county seat of Henry County. The county was named after the famed Virginia orator, Patrick Henry. It has been home to several notable people, including U.S. Supreme Court Justice Howell Edmunds Jackson, Cherry Jones, an award winning actress, country music artist Hank Williams Jr, and former Tennessee governor James D. Porter Jr.
Paris and nearby Attractions
- Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
- Henry County Court House
- Browning Gordon Museum
- Waverly Train Explosion Memorial Museum
- Maiden Park
Things To Do In Paris
Maiden Park and the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge offer visitors various outdoor recreational opportunities. Local festivals include the Henry County Fair and the World’s Biggest Fish Fry. One can also visit the 18 meter replica of the Eiffel Tower.
Barkley Regional Airport is nearby.
Paris Higher Education
Tennessee Technology Center at Paris is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Murray State University, Union University and Jackson State Community College.