Dover, Tennessee, with a population of 6.635, is located in Stewart County, TN and is 64.7 miles from Nashville, TN.
The closest airport is Houston County Airport (M93).
Dover, Tennessee was established in 1788.
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Cross Creeks Waterfowl
• Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge has 8,862 acres administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service for the purpose of wildlife management and preservation, particularly migratory waterfowl. Cross Creeks Refuge occupies 12.5 river miles of the middle transition portion of the Cumberland River (Lake Barkley Reservoir) between Cheatham Dam (TN) and Barkley Dam (KY). Services include wildlife protection and management recreation, such as fishing, hiking, limited hunting, bird viewing, environmental education, and more. The refuge is located 3.5 miles east of Dover, Tennessee. Travel west on Highway 79 from Clarksville to Dover, turn left on Highway 49, go 2.5 miles then left on Wildlife Road for 1 mile.
• Cumberland City Ferry - The Cumberland City Ferry is one of four remaining ferries in Tennessee. For 75 cents you can ride the Ferry back and forth all day. The ferry connects Highways 46, 233 and 149 and makes hundreds of trips daily. This is the only way to cross the Cumberland River for miles. This part of the river lies between Clarksville Tennessee and Dover Tennessee and takes you into Cumberland City Tennessee and The Land Between the Lakes.
• Delta Queen Steamboat Company - See the heartland of our great nation aboard the legendary Delta Queen®, and the magnificent Mississippi Queen®, the only genuine, overnight paddlewheelers plying America's rivers, for a journey brimming with fun, discovery and all-American heritage. The trip offers a unique blend of American beauty and history, its sumptuous river cuisine, lively "showboat" style entertainment, and the adventure of exploring Mark Twain's riverside America. Charming, historic river ports, lively cities, and stately plantations. Gliding along at a stately 8 mph, your mind has time to wander back to a time when life was a bit slower and more genteel, when these mighty rivers served as America's natural "highways," and an elegant paddlewheel steamboat was the epitome of travel. You'll explore the richness of riverside America as you step ashore at historic ports of call such as lively Memphis and stately Natchez, Mark Twain's Hannibal or cosmopolitan St. Paul, bustling St. Louis and gracious Louisville, charming Chattanooga and tuneful Nashville, friendly Cincinnati and dynamic Pittsburgh.
• Fort Donelson National Battlefield - Unconditional surrender of Fort Donelson created jubilation throughout the North and silence in Dixie. It was the North’s first major victory of the Civil War, opening the way into the very heart of the Confederacy.
• Fort Donelson National Cemetery - In July 1862, Congress passed legislation giving the President of the United States the authority to purchase land for the establishment of cemeteries “for soldiers who shall die in the service of their country.” The legislation effectively began the National Cemetery system. In 1867, Fort Donelson Cemetery was established as the final resting for Union soldiers and sailors initially buried in the Fort Donelson area.
• Kentucky Lake - Kentucky Reservoir is home to many varieties of fish, including largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, bluegill, sauger, and crappie. Numerous boat docks and launching ramps dot the coves of Kentucky’s shoreline. Located on Kentucky’s shores are the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, four state parks, the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, 48 public access areas, and two state wildlife management areas. There are resorts and campsites, areas for swimming and picnicking, and a back-country area for off-road vehicles Water skiing, sailing, and windsurfing are popular, as well as bicycling, horseback riding, hunting, and fishing.
• Land Between the Lakes - The 170,000 acre National Recreation Area (LBL) is located in southwest Kentucky and northwest Tennessee. It has 16 developed campgrounds. Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is a newly designated Forest Service holding. Located between two magnificent bodies of water, Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley, the LBL is a place of beauty and widely varied recreation opportunities. Land Between the Lakes offers outdoor activities for the family, including swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing, tent or trailer camping, an off-highway vehicle area, an 1850's farm, and more.
• Lake Barkley provides a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year. The lake covers 57,900 acres at summer pool, elevation 359 mean sea level, and is surrounded by 1,004 miles of shoreline. Natural conditions at Lake Barkley make it possible for the public to participate in activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, picnicking, and boating. In addition, there is a Civil War Monument, historic relics, commercial marinas, public parks and wildlife refuges. The many species of wildlife here, including golden and bald eagles, make bird watching and nature photography exciting pasttimes.
• Paris Landing State Park is located in The Land Between the Lakes Recreational Area. Dover is at the southern entrance of The Land Between The Lakes. Land Between the lakes features hiking trails, backpacking, camping, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, horseback riding, historical attractions, biking, an off-road vehicle area, swimming, environmental education programs, indoor educational facilities, and more.
• Surrender House (Dover Hotel) - The Dover Hotel was the site of the "unconditional surrender" of General Buckner to General Grant, on February 16, 1862. Grant's terms of "unconditional and immediate surrender" were described by Buckner as "ungenerous and unchivalrous." This was the Union Army's first major victory of the the Civil War, setting the stage for invasion of the south and eventual capture of the Mississippi River Valley.
The structure was originally built in 1851, and still stands in the heart of Dover. The structure had served as General Buckner's headquarters during the battle. The Fort Donelson House Historical Association and the National Park Service restored the house in the 1970s, and today the exterior looks much as it did at the time of the surrender.