©

Tracy City trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Tracy City

Trip Planner USA  /  Tennessee  /  Tracy City
Tracy City is a town in Grundy County, Tennessee, United States. Incorporated in 1915, the population was 1,481 at the 2010 census. Named after financier Samuel Franklin Tracy, the city developed out of railroad and mining interests after coal was found in 1840. In 2010 the people of Tracy City elected a dead man, Carl Robin Geary, as mayor.HistoryIn 1840 local boys digging a groundhog out of the ground discovered coal. In the early 1870s Tracy City an experimental blast furnace was built by Samuel Jones and owned by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. The furnace, called "Fiery Gizzard", was built to see if local coal would be used to produce iron. The furnace made 15 tons of iron before the stovepipe fell on the third day. The former location of the furnace is marked with a historical marker. The coke ovens at Tracy City supplied railroad and industrial fuel and workers and their families moved into the area in great numbers from 1875 until 1900. By 1910 the industry faded due to problems invoked by labor unions and convict labor. Tracy City is also home to the oldest family bakery in Tennessee, Dutch Maid Bakery. In 1987 the coke ovens were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tracy City was incorporated in 1915.
Plan how to spend your time in Tracy City and other destinations in United States using our United States trip tool .
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Tracy City

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Recently planned trips to Tennessee

5 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Pigeon Forge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, relaxing, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Pigeon Forge BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, hidden gems PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Tennessee BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Nashville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: February, culture, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Chattanooga BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans