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C10: Clay County

Region: Middle Tennessee
Time Zone: Central

TN52 enters Clay County from Macon County on the west.  It then passes through the town of Moss, crosses the Cumberland River, passes through Celina, and finally enters Overton County on the east.


Things to See in Clay County


Dale Hollow Dam and Lake

Celina, Tennessee

Dale Hollow Lake is the best-kept secret in the world. The beautiful blue waters can only compliment our rich and ample forest, which line the shore. Attractions on the lake include our American Bald Eagle migration during the winter months to our camping, swimming, and boating from any of our modern marinas. All of our marinas cater to tourists as well as locals in making their visit to the Dale Hollow a pleasant and memorable experience. Each of these marinas has Houseboats, Ski Boats, Pontoon Boats, and Jet Skis for rent at competitive prices. There are also several cabins, chalets, and motel rooms to choose from when you visit Clay County.  Text courtesy of the Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce.



Confluence of Two Rivers

Celina, Tennessee

(Top Picture) This photo is taken from the TN52 highway bridge just a few hundred yards west of downtown Celina.  We are looking north.  That's the Cumberland River flowing towards us on the left.  The Obey River merges into the Cumberland from the right.  (Dale Hollow Dam is seven miles upstream on the Obey River.)  The Obey River ends here as it merges into the Cumberland River.

(Bottom Picture) This picture is taken from the other side of the TN52 bridge.  We are looking at the Cumberland River flowing south towards Carthage and then onto Nashville.



Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery

Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery
145 Fish Hatchery Road
Celina, TN 38551
(931) 243-2443

Operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, this National Fish Hatchery (NFH) is one of many serving a vital role in the management of our country’s fishery resources. Dale Hollow NFH was established to mitigate for fishery resources which were lost due to the construction of federal water development projects in the Southeast. This is accomplished by stocking rainbow, brown, and lake trout in waters impacted by federal dams. Stocking trout in public waters supports a significant recreational fishery which generates a substantial amount of economic activity for local and regional economies. This facility is also involved in the conservation of imperiled freshwater mussels and non-game fishes.   Open for tours daily. Text courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Photo: Clipart.



Clay County Museum

Celina, Tennessee

The Clay County Museum, Inc. was chartered July 16, 1986. The purpose for which the corporation was originated was “to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary and ecclesiastical history of the United States and of the state of Tennessee in general and to the County of Clay in particular and to establish and maintain collections relating to the natural, civil, literary and ecclesiastical history of the area.   Text courtesy of the Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce. Photo: Clipart.



Clay County Courthouse

Celina, Tennessee

This is the second oldest active courthouse in the State of Tennessee.  The courthouse was built in 1872.




Area Web Sites

Clay County Partnership Chamber of Commerce