DescriptionParis, named in honor of the French aid received during the American Revolution, was an antebellum trading center for the surrounding plantations. Today the town accommodates dozens of industrial plants and medical facilities. Two edifices are of note: The first is the 60-foot replica of its namesake's most recognizable structure, the Eiffel Tower, at the entrance to Memorial Park; the tower is lighted most nights. The second is the 1896 Courthouse, the second oldest working courthouse in the state.
As a growing recreational center, Paris profits from its proximity to Paris Landing State Park on Kentucky Lake. More than 5 tons of catfish are the basic ingredient of the World's Biggest Fish Fry, held the last full week in April at the Henry County Fairgrounds. Other activities at this event, which draws more than 100,000 from around the world, include parades, a rodeo, a catfish race, an arts and crafts show and a carnival.
Visitor InfoParis-Henry County Chamber of Commerce 2508 E. Wood St. PARIS, TN 38242. Phone:(731)642-3431 or (800)345-1103
Things to SeeParis-Henry County Heritage Center