Morgan County

Morgan County was originally created in 1817.

Recreational Sites

Photo of Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole Trail
Gentlemen’s Swimming Hole Trail - Rugby, TN

The Gentleman’s Swimming Hole Trail is a short hiking trail which will lead you to the swimming hole where the men from Rugby would swim in the Clear Fork River. As you leave the Laurel Dale Cemetery parking lot the trail will begin to descend off the plateau and into the Clear Fork River gorge. Along the trail numbered posts mark points of interest, discussing the natural and cultural history of the area. Trail booklets are available at the Rugby and Bandy Creek Visitor Centers.

Photo of North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area
North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area - Morgan, Scott & Campbell Co., TN

The North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area encompasses 140,000 acres of the Cumberland Mountains in Scott County, Campbell County, Anderson County and Morgan County. The scenic WMA encompasses the Baker Highway corridor along the Scott-Campbell county line east of Huntsville and is popular for its ATV riding and wildlife viewing opportunities. Several hundred miles of trails within the WMA are managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Hunting is also popular on the WMA. Whitetail deer, Eastern wild turkey and wild boar are the most popular game animals, but a variety of upland birds and small game can be hunted on the WMA as well. The WMA is home to the second-largest free-roaming elk herd east of the Mississippi River. Tennessee’s elk reintroduction program has been ongoing since 2000 and elk are a common sight in and around the WMA.