Hohenwald, a City as Unique as Its Name
Born August 18, 1774, in Ablemarle County, Virginia, Meriwether Lewis joined the Virginia militia in 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion and in 1795 enlisted with the United States Army as a Lieutenant. In 1801 his formal education, leadership skills, and experiences made him the perfect choice to work side by side with President Thomas Jefferson as his personal secretary. After many talks with the President about an exploration to gather more information of the water systems, Meriwether Lewis was chosen to lead an overland expedition to look for a commercial water route to the Pacific Ocean.
A delightful place to begin a tour of Hohenwald is the Lewis County Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center. Not just any small town museum, here you can delve into the mysterious death of Meriwether Lewis. Was it murder or suicide? Located at 108 East Main Street, the Museum presents the story of Lewis County, beginning with the prehistoric peoples who built hunting camps here.
Founded in 1995, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the nation’s largest natural-habitat refuge developed specifically around the needs of endangered Asian and African elephants.. The Sanctuary is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. All resident elephants are retired from lives of exhibition or performance in zoos and circuses.
The City of Hohenwald operates a beautiful public nine hole golf course that lies on 58 acres and is open year round for golf enthusiasts. The course plays 2900 from the men's tee's, 2500 from the senior tee's and 2200 from the women's tees. Daily and annual rates are available.
A city as unique as its name... for there is no other city in this country named Hohenwald.
We are proud to have three wineries here in Lewis County. There are many ways to enjoy your visit with them, each uniquely different as the wine they produce.
The attractions of Hohenwald - Lewis County will keep you coming back for more... of what you are looking for.
The Nature of Hohenwald and Lewis County will take your breath away. With four mild climates with pleasantly changing seasons, don't let the enjoyable weather get past you again without a visit to Hohenwald, Tennessee.