Known widely by NASCAR fans as home to Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol is often the first city in Tennessee to greet travelers venturing south on I-81. Historically, Sullivan County is a place of many "firsts" when it comes to settlement of Tennessee and it's best known by Country Music fans as the birthplace of Country Music. "Rocky Mount," the home of East Tennessee's first pioneer settler, William Cobb, is located here in the little known town of Piney Flats. Rocky Mount served as the first capitol of the Southwest Territory for Governor, William Blount for two years before the capital was moved to Knoxville. Spend a morning on the golf course or take a hike at Bays Mountain Park and explore the wonders of the wildlife area. Trout fish on the Holston River, investigate a cave, or visit one of the many farmers' markets.