Meteorites in Tennessee

Every summer, folks in Tennessee stay up late to watch the Perseid meteor showers in mid August. Rural Tennessee offers open fields clear skies, and soft green grass. Its the prefect opportunity for a late night pallet, a couple of RCs and a MoonPie!


Flynn Creek Crater ( Cookeville, Tn.)

Is about 3.8 km in diameter and the surface of this crater is weathered and distorted. The rock layers of FlynnCreek Crater are folded, likely recording deformation along the margins and rim of the crater but it’s still an interesting site to explore.

How to get there:

The crater is located about 8 km south of Gainesboro and less than 20 miles from Tennessee Tech in Jackson County, Tennesee.


Howell Structure (Middle Tennessee North of Fayetteville at Howell)

The Howell Structure is considered a ring-like structure that features about 2.5 km in diameter; deformed and disturbed.

How to get there:


Wells Creek Basin (Clarksville at Cumberland City)

The biggest one is nearly 1000 feet in diameter, weighing in excess of 100 million tons. About 95-320 million years ago, this crater in Tennessee was hit by either an atomic explosion or a comet that had huge force and impact. The rocks dip at a very great angle, and some places are nearly vertical.

How to get there:

Follow Cumberland City Highway / SR 149 South, just North of Cumberland City after crossing the Cumberland River; or the meteor crater’s edge can be seen from Highway 149 east of Erin. You don’t have to move to the moon to live on the edge of the universe. I am sure that we can find you spot in the middle of nowhere with views of the Milky Way, the Big Dipper and the North Star. Like, share and remember us when buying or selling in Tennessee 971-400-6420 |


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