The Cordell Hull Parkway is a fifty-seven mile ribbon of road that threads through a most scenic and historical route from Mammoth Cave crossing over in to Tennessee on Hwy. 52 to Celina, Clay County, Livingston, Overton County and ending at Byrdstown, Pickett County in Tennessee. Roller Coaster Fair 2004 extended into Albany, Clinton County and Burkesville, Cumberland County, Kentucky which is 150 miles around the Dale Hollow Lake region.

In 1935, the Kentucky and Tennessee legislatures designated the route connecting Mammoth Cave and the Great Smokey Mountain National Park in honor of Cordell Hull as a tribute to his services to the nation.

Hull, a Tennessee native of Pickett County, had a successful law practice in nearby Celina, Gainesboro and Carthage, Tennessee. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1907-31. He served many years as a U.S. Senator, beginning in 1931. As Secretary of State under Franklin D. Roosevelt, Hull became known universally as "The Father of The United Nations," an achievement for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1945.

First built in 1805, the winding roller coaster highway serves the special needs of the Roller Coaster Fair beginning at Mammoth Cave National Park (Hwy 70) to Cave City (Hwy 90) to Glasgow, where it converges with Hwy 63. Barren and Monroe countians share KY 63 from Glasgow to Tompkinsville, then Hwy 163 to the Tennessee state line by way of Temple Hill, Freedom, Mount Hermon, Mud Lick, Tompkinsville, Moores Mill and Hestand. At the state line near Moss, TN, this historic roadway converges with TN 52, destined to Celina and beyond.

This year, for the fifth time, the Roller Coaster Fair crosses into Tennessee to Celina, in Clay County, where Cordell Hull had his first law office. From Celina it goes along route 52 to Livingston TN in Overton County, where he sat as Circuit Judge. From Livingston follow route 111 North to Byrdstown, to visit the Cordell Hull Birthplace and Museum.

Chamber Contacts for More Information:
Albany-Clinton County Chamber of Commerce
Tel: (606) 387-2051 •

Byrdstown-Pickett County Chamber of Commerce
Tel: (931) 864-7195 •

Cave City Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 270-773-5159 •

Clay County Chamber of Commerce
Tel: 931-243-3337 •

Cumberland County, KY Chamber of Commerce/
Tourism Commission

Tel: 270-864-5890 •

Glasgow-Barren County Tourist Commission
Toll-Free: 800-264-3161 •

Livingston-Overton County Chamber of Commerce
Toll-Free: 800-876-7393 •

Tompkinsville-Monroe County Tourism
Tel: 270-487-1314 •

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Temple Hill is now offering 50 to 75 areas available for vendors!

Please Contact the Lions Club or Celina Merchants Associaltion for more information about the Roller Coaster Yard Sale!

Celina Mechants Assoc.
Clay County, TN
Kathy Merrett
Tel: 931-243-5005
Pam Goad
Tel: 931-67-3031
Temple Hill Lion's Club
Glasgow, KY

Donnie Alexander
Tel: (270) 670-5679

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