Valley of Independence


Keith McDaniel, award-winning documentary filmmaker and Carson-Newman graduate, weaves together the amazing stories of Grainger County from the days of the Cherokee to the battles of the Civil War to modern times.    Discover a tavern that hosted some of the countries most famous guests and mineral springs that once drew the nation’s top industrialists. McDaniel introduces the audience to the last widow of the Civil War and to a rural doctor that delivered over 3000 babies.   These and other amazing stories have shaped the vibrant and independent spirit of the people of Grainger County.