Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area Article

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Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area
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Map showing the location of Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area
Map showing the location of Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area
Map of the U.S. state of Tennessee showing the location of Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area
Location Davidson and Wilson Counties, Tennessee, USA
Nearest city Nashville, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°05′51″N 86°33′14″W / 36.09750°N 86.55389°W / 36.09750; -86.55389
COUCHVILLE CEDAR GLADE STATE NATURAL AREA Latitude and Longitude:

36°05′51″N 86°33′14″W / 36.09750°N 86.55389°W / 36.09750; -86.55389
Area128 acres (52 ha)
Governing body Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation

Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area is a Class II Natural-Scientific state natural area located in Davidson and Wilson counties Tennessee. [1] [2] Its western boundary is contiguous with the eastern boundary of Long Hunter State Park. The park's name reflects its location near the now extinct inundated community of Couchville, Tennessee.

The 128 acre reservation is characterized by extensive bare rock intermixed with Eastern red cedars ( Juniperus virginiana), grasses, wildflowers (including the Tennessee Coneflower, Echinacea tennesseensis) [3] and associated wildlife along a mile long hiking trail looping through one of the most undisturbed examples of a cedar glade remaining in middle Tennessee. [1] [4]

References

  1. ^ a b Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation: Couchville Cedar Glade Class II Natural-Scientific State Natural Area, http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/article/na-na-couchville-cedar-glade, accessed January 17, 2016.
  2. ^ Tennessee State Gazetteer and Business Directory, R.L. Polk & Company, 1876, p. 32.
  3. ^ Betsy Phillips: Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area — A Review (Tennessee Coneflower Edition), http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2010/06/30/couchville-cedar-glade-state-natural-area-a-review-tennessee-coneflower-edition, posted on Wed, Jun 30, 2010.
  4. ^ Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency: Couchville Cedar Glade State Natural Area, http://www.tnwatchablewildlife.org/watchareadetails.cfm?uid=09091515094758750&region=Couchville_Cedar_Glade_State_Natural_Area&statearea=Middle_Tennessee, accessed January 17, 2016.

External links

Park website