Paris is located in Henry County on the west bank of beautiful Kentucky Lake in west Tennessee, halfway between the metropolitan areas of Nashville and Memphis.
It is served by two major highways, U.S. 79, running from southeast to northwest in the state, and U.S. 641, running north and south.
Like many towns, Paris has its own claims to fame.
It was the home of three Tennessee governors.
The son of Davy Crockett, John W., is buried in the city cemetery and decendents of Davy still live here.
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If you are a senior citizen you might remember taking Grove's Chill Tonic as a child. E.W. Grove started that medicine right here in Paris and a school is named after him.
The mining of clay is an important industry here. Ever use any Kitty Litter? then your cat has stepped on a part of Paris soil!
As far as industry is concerned the city is one of a few in the state to win Tennessee's Three-Star Award for industrial readiness. Its companies make power tools and brakes, small electric motors, metal doors, rubber parts, school laboratory furniture and ceramic lighting fixtures.
And let's not forget Kentucky Lake. The area draws visitors from all over the country and many have returned to retire here, settling along the shores of the lake. The area's status as a retirement center has been written up in the Wall Street Journal and other publications.
Each year the city celebrates the "World's Largest Fish Fry," a week-long festival drawing over 75,000 visitors.
Like its namesake, Paris has its own Eiffel Tower and in June Eiffel Tower Days is celebrated along with a hot-air Balloon Festival.
Check out the World's Biggest Fish Fry and the Eiffel Tower Days as well as other county celebrations by visiting Festival USA.
That's just a few facts about Our Town, Paris, Tennessee.
For further information write:
Paris/Henry County Chamber of Commerce
Paris, TN 38242-0008
Toll Free: 800-345-1103
Have a look at our sponsors. They will be glad to see you:
KENTUCKY LAKE CABINS -For some fine Kentucky Lake Cabins see Cee
MANSARD ISLAND RESORT & MARINA - The Perfect Getaway - Springville, TN
THE TACKLE BOX - Your one stop to make, on your way to Kentucky Lake
OAK HAVEN RESORT - "Home of the Rod Benders and Line Snappers" - Buchanan, TN
LAKEWAY BUILDING PRODUCTS - We Have Everything for the Builder!
PARIS LANDING KOA KAMPGROUND - "Our Goal is to Help You Have a Good Time - Buchanan, TN
PETITE PETS - Paris Supercenter for complete line of pets and supplies
EYEWEAR EXPRESS - Exclusive Line of Frames -One Hour Service
GILLESPIE MOTOR CO, INC - Lot of Fine Cars
THE TRACTOR BARN - "We have had Antique Tractors since 1986" - Buchanan, TN
POLARIS LANDING - ATV's With a Difference
WOFFORDS - Trees, Shrubs, Garden Supplies - Clarksville and Paris, TN
HONG KONG CHINESE RESTAURANT - The best Chinese Food around.
Berea Baptist Church - Come Join Us
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