Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park and Museum, Byrdstown

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park is a state park in Pickett County, Tennessee, in the southeastern United States. Cordell Hull (1871–1955) served as U.S. Secretary of State under President Franklin Roosevelt and played a pivotal role in the creation of the United Nations in the mid-1940s.
Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park is situated along the Highland Rim, a barren and hilly area where the Cumberland Plateau descends westward into the Central Basin. The site is approximately 4mi south of the Wolf River, 4mi north of the Obey River, and 7mi east of the confluence of these two rivers at Dale Hollow Lake. The park is located along Tennessee State Route 325 a few miles west of the road's junction with Tennessee State Route 111 at Byrdstown. The park is managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.
The 45 acre site includes a refurbished representation of the log cabin where Hull was born in 1871 and a museum housing a number of Hull's personal items, including a replica of his 1945 Nobel Peace Prize. In 1953, the State of Tennessee purchased the cabin from the Amonett family and placed it in the hands of the Cordell Hull Birthplace and Memorial Association. The cabin was taken apart and rebuilt in the 1950s after its purchase by the state, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The museum was built in the 1960s.
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  • Very interesting museum with lots of Cordell Hull memorabilia. Hard to believe that this one man did so many things, which to me as a conservative, turned our country on such a liberal course. Politic...  more »
  • I have heard of Cordell Hull all of my life, but was not really familiar with who he was or what he did. This museum was very educational and very interesting. A nice place to visit!  more »

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