Defined by Wikipedia.org, the Mid-South is the region centered on the Memphis and Little Rock MSAs, including portions of West Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northeastern Arkansas. Living in the Mid-South, there isn’t much significant history in the area. I have such a hankering for history, yet there is none to be found here. Unfortunately, all local history is apprised of civil war reenactments and music legends. I can appreciate Elvis Presley and Nathan Bedford Forrest as much as the next history buff, but I have a desire to learn and experience our country’s early history. I want to see the desk where the Declaration of Independence was drafted, stand where Paul Revere stood when he received the signal by lantern before his famous Midnight Ride, and partake in a reenactment of the Battle of Yorktown, where the British finally retreated. I am hoping to venture out and see what the South has to offer, but I hope to make it to the original 13 Colonies to REALLY experience America’s history.
If anyone has any recommendations on historical sites to see in the South, please let me know in the comments below.