The Walls of Jericho is a 750 acre wildlife area that is surrounded by Bear Hollow Mountain Wildlife Management Area (an additional 8,943 acres). The souther boundary of the wildlife area follows the Alabama and Tennessee boarder. This is were you will find the Walls of Jericho. Legend has is it that Davy Crockett explored this area when his family owned land nearby. The Walls got their name in the late 1800s when a preacher started performing baptisms near the Walls.
The Walls of Jericho area was originally owned by the Texas oil magnate Harry Lee Carter, who acquired 60,000 acres in Franklin County, Tenn., and Jackson County, Ala., in the 1940s.
For years, up until 1977 when the Walls of Jericho were closed to the public, the Tennessee property had been open to the public for recreational use and managed by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Now this special place is once again open to the public.
The Carter Lands region lies in the heart of the Southern Cumberlands and totals 60,000 acres.
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