self-guided driving tour
Welcome to the
Promised Land Trail.
See THe DRIVING
ON PAGe 14.
Hit the road with one of Tennessee’s most interesting
excursions and discover the Promised Land Trail. You’ll enjoy taking in the trail
a mix of big cities and SMALL TOWNS, courthouse squares • These 514 scenic miles are full of historic sites, preserved
and state parks, and a variety of history and attractions homes and wonderful museums that bring to life the stories of
that promise to be everything you’d expect. many early settlers as they searched for the “promised land.”
Your adventure begins in Nashville, and then leads you Many places require advance reservations, admission, or
both, to experience their beauty and history.
to some of the most CHARMING CITIeS in the state. Parts of
this trail retrace some of the very routes our state’s earliest • While some historic homes and buildings open their doors to
pioneers forged through the forested mountains and hills of visitors, some properties, like the White Plains Plantation home,
remain as they have for over a century: private residences.
Middle Tennessee. There’s AVeRy’S TRACe, the first road into
Please be respectful of the private land and homeowners on
Ready foR a Tennessee Road TRip? We’ve got Tennessee, and WALTON ROAD that later helped map the our tours.
you covered on the new, self-guided driving trails course for Hwy 70. Today the route is lined with wonderful
Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways. On the Top Secret Trail, • One of the unique features of the Promised Land Trail is its
of Oak communities and neighborhoods that attract people from
you’ll peruse antique shops, discover the “Secret City” easy access from I-40 or Hwy 70. You can plan a trip as long
Ridge and the histori c utopian community of Rugby, marvel across the country to their beauty and special events; or short as you like, and still see the many features that make
at the Big South Fork sandstone bluffs and so much restaurants and cafés filled with DeLICIOuS FOODS; shops this trail special.
Pick up a self-guided map at the Knoxville Welcome
Center or visit TopsecretTrail.com. You’ll find the full of uNIQue TReASuReS; and natural areas showcasing • Don’t forget to visit your favorite online review sites (such as
directions, stops and stories that make the Top Secret the sights, sounds and wildlife the settlers encountered tripadvisor.com or yelp.com) and help us blaze a trail to these
one-of-a-kind Tennessee road trip you won’t want to miss.
more than 200 years ago. wonderful hidden gems.
It won’t take long to realize this trail is about people.
People fueled with a spirit of the unknown, whose sheer The colorful stories and interesting facts you’ll find along the
determination for a new and better life led them to start Promised Land Trail have
these towns with nothing more than what they could bring in been uncovered with
the invaluable help of
a wagon or carry on their back. Today, that PIONeeR SPIRIT county tourism partners
lives on. You’ll see it in every place you visit. And, more and historians in these
importantly, feel it in every person you meet. communities.
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Crossville; Fiddlers’ Jamboree, Smithville; Pictured above: Center Hill Lake; Barn on
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or visit tnvacation.com. Find more information at PromisedLandTrail.com. 1
and hit the trail. But backyard smokehouse. Today, in addition reuse development
downtown nashville don’t forget to come
back for homemade
to their famous meats, visitors can buy
homemade jams, jellies and mixes. Open
with art displays,
a coffee shop and
This mid-sized city draws people from all over the world, cakes, pies, breads Easter-Christmas. the Hot Rod Alley
eager to stroll the sidewalks of Broadway, duck into the famous and their famous, old- Car Museum,
honky tonks and walk in the footsteps of country music’s greats. fashioned fruitcake (a Continue E on US-70/ 7. Breeden’s Orchard Bakery & Country Store which features a
Lebanon Pk. for approx. – (L) Whether you prefer to pick peaches in
This thriving district has something for everyone, from pool favorite since 1925). 3 miles, turn R onto collection of hot rods from the 1900s-1950s,
halls and pub fare to great meals and family fun; shopping and Did You the summer or apples in the fall, Breeden’s
KNOW Beckwith Rd. to pt. 7 a full-size gas station, gift shop and more.
souvenirs to world-class sporting events. This has always been The Hermitage was one of the film- delivers freshness Did You
631 Beckwith Rd. KNOW
the heart of the city, and right on the banks of the Cumberland ing locations and settings for the Mt. Juliet right off the trees. During World War II, the
River sits Nashville’s beginning — the site of the original Fort 1955 Disney film Davy Crockett, 615-449-2880 Tours show how Second Army occupied the
Nashborough. This is where the city’s first settlers landed, led here King of the Wild Frontier. these fresh fruits campus of Lebanon’s
by James Robertson in the are produced and Cumberland University,
Travel E on US-70/ 4. The Hermitage – Walk where harvested and the using it as headquarters
late 1700s. Looking out over Lebanon Pk. toward President Andrew
the river and behind the fort Graylynn Dr. for 4.1 country store is for an army training exercise known as the
Jackson lived. His the perfect place to gather a few jars of Tennessee Maneuvers. During this time, General
at the bustling downtown is miles. Turn L at
Old Hickory Blvd. Go home is one of preserves and jams. Children & adults may George Patton lived on site in Bone Hall.
an interesting reminder of the our nation’s most
1 mile, turn R at pick apples; only 18+ may pick peaches.
changes Nashville has seen — Rachel’s Ln. to pt. 4. authent ically Retrace route to 10. Historic Lebanon Square – This is known as
from a humble fort to modern 4580 Rachel’s Ln. preserved early You’ll arrive in 8. Lebanon – Known as one of the “prettiest W. Baddour Pkwy./ the heart of the “Antique City of the South”
skyscrapers, from pioneers to Nashville presidential home pt. 8 on route to of Tennessee’s country towns,” Lebanon W. High St., turn R onto for its many antique stores and malls.
musical performers. 615-889-2941 sites, as well as one of the oldest and pt. 9. was founded in 1801 on land with a US-231/Cumberland St. Park and spend some time browsing and
to pt. 10.
largest historic site museums in the U.S. gushing spring and a grove of red cedars. discovering parts of the town’s historical
149 Public Sq.
Through exhibits and tours, visitors can see It was those cedars that gave the city Lebanon roots. There’s a life-sized statue of General
DIRECTIONS how this 1,000-acre property evolved from its name, a reminder of the biblical Land Robert Hatton, a graduate of nearby
1. Downtown Nashville a modest frontier farm in the early 1800s to of Cedars. Lebanon is rich in history and Cumberland University, and a reconstructed
501 Broadway Park and walk to
Visitor Center Jackson’s prosperous and extensive cotton culture and its town square, listed on the pts. 10-12. cabin formerly
From pt. 7, return to
Inside the glass tower plantation. Since opening in 1889, more US-70, turn R onto US-70. National Historic Register, is home to many occupied by Neddy
Abbreviation Key: of Bridgestone Arena, than 15 million people have visited this Go 8.2 miles, turn L on antique, gift and collectible stores. Jacobs, the first
R RIGHT visitors can talk with historic landmark. Admission charged. W. Baddour Pkwy. Go 2.6 settler to the area
Did You miles, turn R onto 9. The Mill at Lebanon – (R) This 1908 brick in 1800. At 111 E.
L Music City experts KNOW
LEfT Nashville was founded on building was once home to historic Lebanon
N. Maple St. to pt. 9. Main Street you’ll
N NORTH for “inside” tips; pick Christmas Eve, 1779. Among the Woolen Mills, which supplied wool blankets
S 300 N. Maple St. find a plaque that
SOUTH up brochures, maps pioneers was 12-year-old Rachel Lebanon during World War II. Today, it’s an adaptive
E EAST and coupons; shop for souvenirs; and buy 615-443-6901 honors the spot where the log building law
Donelson, daughter of Captain office of former Tennessee Governor Sam
tickets for attractions, all while listening John Donelson. She would later
to live music. Houston stood in 1818.
become the wife of President Andrew Jackson.
Head NE on Broadway
toward 5th Ave. for 0.3
2. Tennessee Central Railroad Museum – You’ll arrive in pt. 5 on 5. Mt. Juliet – This progressive town in the andrew jackson Park and walk to visit these highlights on
and around the square (points 10-12):
(L) This museum route to pt. 6. western part of Wilson County was formed Andrew Jackson was Tennessee’s first homegrown president,
mile, turn R at 1st Ave S. is on the move!
Go 0.3 mile, continue in 1835 and received its name from a castle born to Irish immigrants and known for his fiery temper and daring 115 E. Main St., Ste B 11. The Roy Bailey African-American History
onto Hermitage Ave. In Here you can in Kilkenny County, Ireland. It is known as spirit. In the 1790s, he played a major role in creating the state Lebanon Center – (L) Established in 2004, this
experience rail of Tennessee out of North Carolina’s western territory, and began 615-449-2911
approx. 1 mile, turn L at the “Purple Martin Capitol of Tennessee,” museum displays many
Fairfield Ave./Willow St. travel firsthand and is home to country music stars Charlie his political career as the state’s first member of the House of artifacts and research
to pt. 2. as you hop on Daniels and Tracy Lawrence. Representatives. In 1812, Major General Jackson led 1,500 volunteer materials focusing on
220 Willow St. board its historic troops south to Natchez along the Natchez Trace to defend New key topics important
Nashville train for one of many special excursions From pt. 4, return to 6. Rice’s Country Hams – (L) Stepping inside Orleans from the British, marching them back home through hostile to the life of African-
615-244-9001 US-70/Lebanon Pk., turn
through beautiful Middle Tennessee. You’ll this wooden, roadside building is like Native American territory, where his toughness earned him the Americans in Wilson
pass through other towns on our trail, too, L. Go 6 miles to pt. 6. stepping back in nickname “Old Hickory.” He was called to duty County. It is named
including Watertown (point 106), Monterey 12217 Lebanon Rd. time. Once the
Mt. Juliet again to successfully fight the Creek Indians after community
(point 51), Baxter (point 32), Cookeville 615-758-2362 community’s old in 1813, and again in 1814 in New Orleans, activist Roy Bailey,
(point 36) and Lebanon (point 8). After country store, leading an unconventional band of soldiers to who took a leading
the ride, explore the railroad museum filled today it’s home to an amazing victory that forced the British out role in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
Retrace route, turn L on with memorabilia and historic equipment. some of the area’s of Louisiana. His reputation as a hero helped Open Tues., Thurs. & Sat.
Hermitage Ave. Hermitage best home-cured Jackson become the 7th U.S. president in
Ave. becomes US-70/ 3. Becker’s Bakery – (R) for more than 85 country ham, sausage, and bacon, and 149 Public Sq. 12. Lebanon/Wilson County
Lebanon Pike. Continue 4 years, this bakery has been a true family 1828, backed by a grassroots group known as Lebanon
miles to pt. 3. they have a wall of trophies and ribbons the Democratic Party. Jackson’s wife, Rachel, 615-444-5503 Chamber of Commerce
tradition — from the fourth generation to prove it! Edward Rice, Sr. started curing
2543 Lebanon Pk. bakers to those who enjoy their made-from- died one month before he left Tennessee to While you’re on the square, stop here for info
Nashville country hams more than 60 years ago in his assume the nation’s highest office.
scratch recipes. Pick up a box of cookies on Lebanon and other interesting sights.
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From sq., exit onto 13. City of Lebanon Museum & History KNOW and trade center until it began to decline, You’ll arrive in pt. 23 on 23. Carthage – Serving as the seat of Smith
W. Main St., turn
The Wilson County Fair has route to pt. 24.
Center – (L) Take a walk through Lebanon’s been consistently ranked along with the steamboats, in the early 20th County, this former riverboat town was
R onto Castle Heights century. During the Civil War, Confederate
Ave. to pt. 13.
past and learn about the town’s interesting one of the top county founded by Colonel William Walton, surveyor
history from its beginnings as a Native fairs in America today. General John Morgan’s troops escaped a of the old Walton Road that connected West
200 Castle Heights Ave. N.
Lebanon American region to the modern era. The Union attack in Lebanon, finding their get- and Middle Tennessee. In the heyday of the
615-443-2839 2,500-square-foot museum is located at the Exit sq. onto US-231/ 15. Sellars Farm State Archaeological Area away in Rome: the ferry anchored on their steamboat era,
lower entrance of the City of Lebanon N. Cumberland St. Turn R – (L) Ever wonder what Wilson County was side of the river. The historic ferry continued this was known as
Administration Building at Castle Heights, on US-70/E. High St./E. like in the “real early days”? During the in operation through the late 1920s. the “River City,”
Baddour Pkwy./Sparta Pk. Mississippian period of Native American
one of many Go 4.2 miles, turn L on an important stop
restored buildings habitation in Tennessee, the Cumberland You’ll drive through 19. South Carthage – Just across the river from for steamboat
Poplar Hill Rd. Go 0.6 mile pt. 19 on route to pt. 20. Carthage, South Carthage was developed
of the former to pt. 15. River Valley became the site of a cluster traffic with three
Castle Heights of fortified towns. primarily because ferries operating
Poplar Hill Road
Military Academy, Lebanon One such town is of the railroad. As from the town.
whose campus is 615-885-2422 now known as you enter town,
listed on the Retrace route to Sellars farm, which notice the historic From pt. 22, continue 24. Carthage Courthouse Square – Anchored
National Historic Register. Audio descriptions Lebanon Sq. was inhabited from Cordell Hull Bridge on Upper Ferry Rd. by the historic 1875 Smith County
on the left. Built toward Country Ln.; Courthouse, this
by famous residents introduce the periods 1000 A.D. to 1300 continue onto Main St.
on display. A.D. Take a walking in 1936, it was the Go 0.3 mile, turn L at town square offers
tour through the area while learning about second bridge to span the river at this spot. 3rd Ave. W. to pt. 24. restaurants, shops,
Return to W. Main St., 14. Wilson County Museum the inhabitants. Park and walk to history and charm,
turn L. Go 0.7 mile to – (R) The fite- From int. of TN-53 & 20. Kidz Central Playground – (L) Take a break with several sites
US-70N, go S for 0.8 mile. from the trail and have a picnic, stretch pts. 24-26.
pt. 14. fessenden House, built Exit Lebanon Sq. 16. Cedars of Lebanon State Park – (L) on the National
236 W. Main St.
Turn L onto Ag Center Ln. your legs on the walking track and let the
in 1870 by surgeon Dr. at US-231S/ Enjoy a stay in one to pt. 20. Historic Register.
James fite, is home to S. Cumberland St. Turn L of the many cabins kids enjoy the play area.
615-444-9127 on Cedar Forest Rd., go Hwy 53 Park and walk to visit these highlights on
a museum that features or campsites in this (Behind farmers Market) 21. Timberloft Restaurant – (R) The grill is
Return to Lebanon Sq. 0.8 mile. Take 1st R to and around the square (points 24-26):
many artifacts from the county’s 200-year stay on Cedar Forest Rd. 1,000-acre park. Hit Carthage
always fired up and ready at this area
the horseback trail, 615-735-2294
history. Its main display is an exquisite to pt. 16. favorite. famous for its steaks and delicious 308 N. Main St. 25. Hotel Walton – This 1904 hotel just off
collection of art and Victorian glassware. swim, hike or just From pt. 20, turn L onto Carthage the town square was
328 Cedar forest Rd.
TN-53S/Gordonsville Hwy. M e mp h is - s t y l e 615-735-9292
Lebanon stop for a picnic. Go 3.8 miles to pt. 21. BBQ, Timberloft’s named for the original
615-443-2769 Visitors frequently get Walton Hotel, built by
470 Gordonsville Hwy cozy, rustic lodge
Return to Lebanon Sq. glimpses of foxes, Gordonsville setting has wel- the town’s founder.
trail of tears deer, squirrels, rabbits
and turkeys throughout the park.
including a few
Still in operation, the
Walton was a popular
When Tennessee gained statehood in 1796, it was about one- KNOW I-40, exit 258 (TN-53). famous guests stopover for travelers
eighth the size it is today. It grew as the American government When Lebanon’s Cumberland Head N toward Carthage. from Darrell Waltrip and Al Gore to Diane on the Cumberland
purchased more and more land from the Native Americans, until only University added its law school
Sawyer and the Dixie Chicks. Even the River, and the estab-
the southeastern sliver of the state still belonged to the Cherokee. The in 1852, it was the first in the
desserts get special treatment from the lishment was known
tribe had adopted much of the European culture, owning large farms, state and the first west of the
restaurant’s own Le Cordon Bleu pastry chef! for its fine food and entertainment. Today,
becoming Christians, using written language and even publishing a Appalachian Mountains.
the hotel offers modern guest rooms and
newspaper. Though they lived in peace with the settlers, President From pt. 21, 22. Smith County a “meat and three”-style restaurant on the
Exit sq. onto US-70N/ 17. Classic Cars Southeast – (L) On the way turn L onto
Andrew Jackson was no fan of the Native Americans, having fought E. Main St./Carthage out of Lebanon, every Chamber of Commerce lower level.
TN-53N. Go 4.6 Did You
against them in the Creek War. In 1830, Jackson signed the Indian Hwy, go approx. 0.9 mile car enthusiast should miles, merge into KNOW By the late 1800s, “pearlers” by the hundreds
Removal Act, requiring all Native Americans to leave their homes to pt. 17. (R) Stop in for maps and area info, including
visit the museum TN-25W/E/Bypass.
a brochure for the 11-point, self-guided
and move west of the Mississippi River. In 1838, those who had 917 Carthage Hwy Go 0.7 mile, turn L armed themselves
here. Though mainly a walking trail of Carthage, which features
not relocated voluntarily were rounded up and marched west, while Lebanon at Upper Ferry Rd. to with knives and
615-449-4300 restoration and sales several historic homes and sites near
soldiers ransacked their homes and villages, taking their personal pt. 22. waded into area
company, the “museum downtown. Directly across the street,
possessions. About 4,000 of the 15,000 Cherokees died on the 939 Upper ferry Rd. rivers and streams
quality” classic and you’ll find the gravesite of Colonel William
march from what is now Chattanooga through Wilson County, Carthage looking for pearls
muscle cars are worth 615-735-2093 Walton, founder of the town of Carthage.
into Kentucky, and on to what is now Oklahoma. The Trail of Tears in mussel shells. A
the stop. Admission Did You
journey lasted more than a year and KNOW Carthage is the family home of famous mussel bed and pearling ground was
a half and is one of the cruelest below Carthage on the Cumberland River.
Albert “Al” Gore, Jr., the 45th With the building of locks and dams, the
stories of Tennessee’s history. Continue E on US-70/ 18. Rome – Located Vice President of the United States
Carthage Hwy for approx. on the Cumberland practice of pearling died out by World War I.
Learn more about the Trail of Tears 12 miles. Pass through and 2000 Democratic Party
River at the presidential nominee. Gore began
on The Jack Trail: Sippin’ to Saddles, pt. 18 on route to pt. 19. Pt. 26 is directly behind 26. Smith County Heritage Museum –
mouth of Round his political career by representing pt. 25.
Nashville’s Trace: Backstage to Immerse yourself in Smith County’s history
Lick Creek, Rome Tennessee as a U.S. Congressman and 107 Third Ave. W.
Backroads and Tanasi: Rapids to and heritage. See the photos, tools,
once rivaled Senator just as his father (Al, Sr.) did. Carthage
Railroads Trail. uniforms and other items that have been
Carthage as a port 615-735-1104
615-735-2093 preserved and passed down to us from
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169 Clover St. 29. T. B. Sutton General Store – (L) Situated of Jere Baxter, its award-winning wines. Visitors may
Granville president of the also browse the gift shop filled with wines
just a stone’s throw from the Cumberland’s
banks, this was Tennessee Central and items for the wine connoisseur or
Born in Smith County near Bellwood, DeFord Bailey was one of Granville’s general Railroad Company. novice, or just relax on the patio or in any
the country’s most celebrated musicians of his time. Known as “The store and grocery The new town grew of the open Bella Rooms.
Harmonic Wizard,” he took the folk music of his rural upbringing to from the 1800s rapidly and farmers KNOW
a national audience beginning in the 1920s. His famous harmonica until the 1970s. prospered as the rails brought distant Although small, Baxter had
solos, such as “Pan American Blues” and “Fox Chase” are recognized Today, it has markets within reach of their agricultural its few minutes of fame when
today as folk music masterpieces. Bailey’s contributions to country been beautifully products. Baxter sawmills marketed rail- the town’s little family store
music, more specifically to the Grand Ole Opry, have earned him restored to respect its heritage, with a road ties and other wood products. was featured in the Loretta
an important place in our musical heritage. Not only was Bailey second-floor balcony and many original Lynn biographical movie, Coal
the first African-American to win fame in country music, he was features and fixtures. The space functions From US-70NE, turn L at 33. Twin Lakes Catfish Miner’s Daughter.
the very first artist to make records in Nashville. Bailey was even as a gift shop, family-style dining room,
TN-56N Scenic/Gainesboro Farm – (L) forget
Hwy. Go 0.5 mile to your license and grab Continue E. on US-70N for 35. Dipsy Doodle Drive In – (L) Known simply
the first musician to play on WSM’s Grand Ole Opry and quickly art gallery and bluegrass pickin’ parlor — pt. 33. 2.5 miles to pt. 35. as “The Doodle” around town. Tackle one
became its biggest star. In 1927, after a the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour is recorded the bait. This popular
580 Gainesboro Hwy catfish farm stocks its
2331 W. Broad St. of its famous
classic music broadcast, WSM announcer here on Saturday nights and broadcast Baxter Cookeville “Giant Burgers,”
George D. Hay introduced Bailey to the radio worldwide. Open Wed.-Sat., noon -3 p.m. 931-858-2333 fishing lakes weekly 931-372-2663
and you can “keep or sample a plate
audience. Following Bailey’s performance of of chicken or
“Pan American Blues,” Hay mouthed the phrase 173 Clover St. 30. Granville Museum – (L) Housed in an your catch” or “catch
Granville historic 1873 and release.” The catfish. Just leave
that would become music history: “For the past 931-653-4151 room for a slice of
hour we have been listening to music largely church building, restaurant serves up…
this museum is you guessed it — fried catfish, along “mile-high” pie or
from Grand Opera, but from now on we will a Southern helping of banana pudding.
present the Grand Ole Opry.” The Grand Ole filled with photos with many other favorites. Weekly fishing
Opry, and the career of its new star, was born. and memorabilia tournaments are held throughout the You’ll arrive in pt. 36 on 36. Cookeville – Chosen for its two springs
that provide a summer; full RV hook-ups and camping route to pt. 37. and its central spot in the new county of
detailed pictorial sites are available. Putnam, Cookeville was chartered in 1856
days gone by. The history of Granville, along with artifacts as the county seat and named for Richard
museum has an and antiques from a bygone era. Open Wed.- Return to US-70NE, 34. DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards – (R) The
turn L. Go E for 0.7 mile, full wine expe- fielding Cooke, who was instrumental in
extensive exhibit Sat., noon -3 p.m. founding the county in 1854. The routing
turn R at Lance Dr. to rience starts here.
on the county’s pt. 34. of the Nashville & Knoxville Railroad (later
186 Clover St. 31. Sutton Homestead – (R) Take a tour of this Open daily, the
1800s homestead 600 Lance Dr. site offers free the Tennessee Central) through Cookeville
farms — working 931-653-4151 Baxter in 1890 greatly stimulated its prosperity.
farms that have in the quaint town 931-858-1177 walking tours of
of Granville, led the vineyards and The rails carried out products of its farms
Continue N on Main St., remained in the same family for more than and forests and brought in manufactured
make slight R onto 100 years. The museum is housed in a by knowledgeable free tastings of
TN-25W. Take US-70N/ guides in period goods. After a depot was built west of the
TN-53E ramp, keep R at
former manufacturing building. square, businesses and residences sprang up
costume. Visit the
fork, merge onto US-70. 27. Granville Marina blacksmith, weav- nearby, giving Cookeville two commercial
Go 5.6 miles, turn
L onto TN-24E/ & Resort – (L) This ing, and grist mill shops as well as a cordell hull districts, WestSide and the Square.
Cookeville Hwy. is a great spot to museum and working pioneer village. Don’t From pt. 35, continue E 37. Ralph’s Donut Shop
The person behind the name of Cordell Hull Lake is rich in
Turn L onto spend an hour or miss the Transportation Museum, also on on US-70N/W. Broad St. – (L) Hang out with
political history — locally, nationally and internationally. Born
TN-53N/Granville a weekend. Stop the grounds, for a look back on the history Go 4 miles, turn L at the locals whose
Hwy to pt. 27. in a log cabin in present-day Pickett County, Hull graduated S. Cedar Ave. to pt. 37.
here for beautiful of travel by wagon, river, and automobile. morning rituals bring
from Cumberland School of Law at Cumberland University and 59 Cedar Ave.
7316 Granville Hwy lake views and Open Wed.-Sat., noon-3 p.m. them to this legendary
Granville Did You was admitted to the bar as a teenager. He became the elected Cookeville
homemade burgers and bologna sandwiches. KNOW shop for breakfast
931-653-4360 The nearby town of chairman of the Clay County Democratic Party at the age of 19. 931-526-4231
Turn R onto TN-96S/ 28. Granville Bed & Breakfast and Gift Shop Nameless was actually Hull was a local judge and served in the Tennessee House of and lots of good talk.
Clover St., you’ll arrive – (R) This Granville business operates “named” by a postmaster Representatives and later served for 11 terms in the United States Open throughout the day and also the
in Granville on route to from the former in 1866 when the House of Representatives. He was elected to the Senate in 1930, perfect stop for a late-night treat, Ralph’s
pts. 28-31. has been a Cookeville tradition for more
post office, bank residents could not agree but resigned in 1933 to become secretary of
146 Clover St. than 50 years.
Granville and mercantile on what to call the town. state. He is known best as the country’s longest-
931-653-4560 buildings down- serving secretary of state, holding that position Continue on Cedar Ave. N 38. WestSide Cultural District – Look for the
town, with rooms
From pt. 31, travel E 32. Baxter – Baxter has had various names in for 11 years (1933-1944) under President
on TN-96S/Clover St. its history. Before the railroad, a post office for 0.1 mile to pt. 38. vintage Cream City
and suites for rent for 8.6 miles, turn L at Franklin D. Roosevelt and throughout much of Broad St., Spring St., Ice Cream sign
and antiques and there was called “Ai,” a name borrowed World War II. Hull became an important force Cedar Ave., W. 1st St. &
US-70NE/Nashville Hwy. and you’ll know
gifts for sale. Make Granville an overnight Go 5.6 miles. You’ll drive from a biblical city of Canaanites. After in the creation of the United Nations and in Depot St.
a depot was built, it was called “Mine Cookeville you’ve arrived!
stop on the trail and borrow a bicycle from through pt. 32 on route 1945 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for
to pt. 33. Lick.” In 1902, the community post office Take a walk on
the B&B to explore this small community’s “co-initiating the United Nations.” the WestSide and
charm and natural beauty. and depot were named “Baxter” in honor
relive the days
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of old in this unique and historic part of 30 E. Broad St. 43. Dogwood Park & Performance Pavilion – during the Civil War, and a third in 1899.
Cookeville. You’ll find everything from cafés
and restaurants to shops and galleries.
(L) This beautiful
and shady park
The current building was completed in
1900 and designed by James Yeaman, the
uppeR cumbeRland quilt tRail
As you discover the WestSide, don’t miss is a great place same architect who designed the Ryman Quilting has a long and rich history in the counties along this
these highlights (points 38-44): to have a picnic Auditorium in Nashville. Take some time and trail, as well as across Tennessee. To date, more than 2,000 different
and stroll through enjoy the area and its side streets filled with quilt forms have been attributed to our state. Quilts were an
1 W. 1st St. 39. Cookeville-Putnam Chamber the rose garden. restaurants, shops, a coffee house and cafés. expression of love, community and necessity, and were cherished
Cookeville You’ll also see the and handed down from generation to generation.
931-526-2211 of Commerce & CVB From Broad St.,
outdoor bandstand and amphitheatre, home 46. Highland Visitors Center The area boasts many quilt trails, which feature
turn R onto
116 W. Broad St. 40. Cookeville Depot Museum – (R) All aboard to a variety of musical events, including Jefferson Ave. Go painted quilt patterns on old, historic barns. One
Cookeville for a trip back in time. The museum has an Shakespeare in the Park, Dogwood Fridays, 1.7 miles, turn L (L) Stop in this famous fabric quilt in our trail’s region is “The
931-528-8570 Sundays in the Park and Bryan Symphony onto Neal St. Go 0.2 miles Jackson Quilt,” sewn by Rachel Jackson, wife of
extensive collection of railway artifacts, regional showcase of
memorabilia and photographs of the railroad’s Orchestra concerts. to pt. 46.
attractions, entertain- President Andrew Jackson, during her stay at the
history in Putnam County. See running scale 470-A Neal St.
ment, dining, lodging White Plains Plantation (point 47) in Algood. It is
40 E. Broad St. 44. Cookeville History Museum – (L) This Cookeville currently in a private collection. Many quilt shops
trains, then hop Cookeville museum features changing exhibits, as well 931-525-1575 and shopping info.
on an authentic 931-520-545 Ask for their printout can be found in the area (see page 17) and the
as a permanent collection of artifacts, city of Algood is home to an annual quilt festival
1913 Baldwin “10 photographs, of the week’s events
Wheeler” steam and look through the photo displays to each spring, which preserves the art and heritage
special exhibits of quilting in the Upper Cumberland. Visit the
engine. Built in and more, covering discover the Upper Cumberland region.
1909, this depot is Upper Cumberland Quilt Trail website for more
Cookeville’s history Retrace route back to 47. White Plains Plantation – (L) (Private information: Uppercumberlandquilttrail.com.
notable for being from prehistoric Jefferson Ave., turn R. Residence) Drive
one of only three brick depots erected by times through the Go 1.7 miles to US-70/
the Tennessee Central Railway Company and E. Spring St., turn R.
past this beautiful
present. 1848 Antebellum Continue on Dry Valley Rd., 49. Blue House Pie Co. & Bakery – (R) Not far
for its unusual pagoda-style roof design. It Go 2.8 miles, turn L at
was often referred to as the “jewel” in the 45. Putnam Courthouse Square – Since 1854, Dry Valley Rd. Go 2.3 home, part of the turn L on Elm St. Go 0.5 from the White
miles, turn R at historic White mile to pt. 49. Plains home is
rail company’s crown. Free admission. four courthouses
Did You Old Walton Rd. Go 0.2 Plains Plantation, 518 W. Main St. a specialty pie
KNOw have stood in
Cookeville is one of the smallest towns in mile to pt 47. Algood
the center of first established 931-537-PIES (7437) company worth
the Southeast to be home to a professional, this thriving and
2700 Old Walton Rd. in 1809 and a stop-over along the famous the stop. But
full-blown symphony orchestra — Bryan Algood
beautiful square. 931-537-6662 Walton Road. One of the early plantation’s don’t let the sign
Symphony Orchestra. The group performs Fires destroyed most famous guests was Rachel Jackson, outside fool you.
at nearby Tennessee Tech University which the first building First Lady of President Andrew Jackson. In addition to their made-from-scratch
was recently named one of “America’s 100 soon after it was erected in 1855, a second Family lore tells that she quilted during her pies, you’ll find cakes, cookies, muffins,
Best College Buys” stops at the original White Plains home. cheesecakes and more.
One of the “Jackson Quilts” remains in a Did You
41. Kiwanis Cookeville Children’s Museum KNOw
Turn L onto W. Broad St., Apple pie isn’t as “American”
turn R onto N. Oak Ave., – (R) Kids will Did You
private collection. Call ahead for tours.
as you may think; The first
turn R onto W. 2nd St. to Walton Road KNOw
be kids — and Putnam County was named for Major General “crusted“ apple pie recipe
pt. 41. there’s no better
36 W. 2nd St. Walton Road played an important part in the settlement Israel Putnam, a popular hero of the French appeared in an Old English
place to be one and Indian War, as well as the Revolutionary cookbook from the year 1390.
than right here! of Putnam County and the entire Upper Cumberland region.
931-979-7529 (PLAY) Putnam County actually contains more miles of the road than any War. At the Battle of Bunker Hill, Putnam
931-520-3866 (FUNN) Enjoy hands-on became famous for saying, “Don’t fire until From pt. 49, turn L on 50. Bee Rock Adventure Climb & Vista at
art and science of the other counties it passes through. In 1799, William Walton, W. Main St., go 0.2 mile. Garden Inn Bed & Breakfast – (L) This is
who anticipated profits from the promotion of travel along the you see the whites of their eyes.” Turn L onto Cooper Rd.,
exhibits, an outdoor play area, a pretend go 0.3 mile. Turn R on
one of the more
house, farm and more. Children can even route, secured permission to establish a new east to west road. Retrace route to 48. Algood – Until popular climbing
More modern than tracks of early days, it was 15 feet wide with Dry Valley Rd., go 2.7
dress up for a performance in the dramatic Dry Valley Rd., turn R. rails reached the miles. Turn L on US-70NE/ spots in Middle
play area. Admission charged. no stumps, and had bridges or causeways at its streams. Overall, Arrive in pt. 48. area around 1891, TN-24/E. Spring St., Tennessee, with a
it provided adequate and secure travel to the West, enticing Algood was simply go 13.2 miles, turn R at spectacular over-
Turn L on W. 2nd St. 42. Cookeville Performing Arts Center – (L) contemplating settlers to make the journey. One traveler described farmland — much Bee Rock Rd. to pt. 50. look of the
toward N. Cedar Ave. Turn See theatrical and the road “as broad and commodious as those in the environs of of it owned by 1400 Bee Rock Rd. Calfkiller River
L onto N. Cedar Ave., go musical produc- Philadelphia.” With the people also Monterey
0.1 mile. Turn L onto Joel Algood — 931-839-1400 and Stamps Hollow. The Garden Inn offers
W. Broad St., go 0.2 mile
tions, touring came prosperity to the area. The and known as “Algood Oldfields.” The guests a selection of 11 rooms with garden
to pt. 42. Broadway shows, road linked two main “highways” Nashville & Knoxville Railroad bought land and mountain views. Located on private
10 E. Broad St. presentations by of the time, the Tennessee River from him for a depot and called it “Algood.” property, the owner allows photos and use
Cookeville Cookeville Children’s and the Cumberland River, and The rails carried out agricultural products, of the area for climbing and hiking during
931-528-1313 Theater and the greatly facilitated travel and notably poultry and eggs. So much, in fact, limited hours. Climb at own risk.
award-winning Backstage Series in the commerce between East and the town once called itself the “Chicken
city’s 458-seat, live performance theater. Middle Tennessee. Capital of the World.” PROMISED LAND TRAIL cONTINuES ON PAgE 18.
8 See Promised Land Trail map on page 14. Find more information at PromisedLandTrail.com. 9
FOOD & WINe ALONG THe PROMISeD LAND TRAIL AReA LODGING
Here are just some of the many places to eat along the Promised Land Trail. Find more options at food & wine continued There are many wonderful hotels
PromisedLandTrail.com. Restaurants are listed here by town, in the order it appears on the trail. and bed & breakfasts (B&B)
Did You KNOW along the trail. Find a complete list
? The Oxford the first WATeRTOWN
Poet’s on the Square Simonton’s Cheese & at PromisedLandTrail.com. Accommodations are listed in trail order,
230 E. Broad St., 931-372-2201 Gourmet House beginning in Nashville. Call ahead for most lodging reservations.
Becker’s Bakery Granville Marina & Resort Dictionary cites Angie’s Family Restaurant
Ralph’s Donut Shop (See pg. 21, pt. 75) recorded use of the word
(See pg. 2, pt. 3) (See pg. 6, pt. 27) 8910 Sparta Pk., 931-456-5141
(See pg. 7, pt. 37) 2278 Hwy 127S, 931-484-5193 barbecue in the English Hermitage Hotel Cabin at the Pond
2543 Lebanon Pk., 615-883-3232 7316 Granville Hwy, 931-653-4360 Blue Tomato Market & Café
59 Cedar Ave., 931-526-4231 Stagecoach Place Café language in 1697. 231 Sixth Ave. N., Nashville (See pg. 18, pt. 54)
MOuNT JuLIeT T.B. Sutton General Store
4355 Hwy 127S, 931-456-9631
(See pg. 26, pt. 109) 888-888-9414 3100 Muddy Pond Rd., Monterey,
(See pg. 6, pt. 29) The Dog House 120 E. Main St., 615-237-0065 931-445-3743
Breeden’s Orchard 24 N. Cedar Ave., 931-372-0093 The Beef and Barrel Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant The Big Bungalow
169 Clover St., 931-653-4151 Depot Junction Café
& Country Store Restaurant & Lounge 725 South Congress Blvd. 618 Fatherland St., Nashville Garden Inn B&B at Bee Rock
(See pg. 3, pt. 7) BAxTeR Thomas Andrew’s Restaurant 108 Depot St., 615-237-3976 615-256-8375 (See pg. 9, pt. 50)
1112 West Ave., 931-456-9211 615-215-6250
631 Beckwith Rd., 615-449-2880 32 W. Broad St., 931-520-4726 1400 Bee Rock Rd., Monterey
The Whistle Stop The Brass Lantern edgar evins Marina’s union Station - A Wyndham
Creative Accents & Pizza & Ice Cream ALGOOD Restaurant & Lounge The Galley Restaurant WINeRIeS Historic Hotel 931-839-1400
Scarlett’s Garden Tea Room 303 Broad St., 931-858-3287 Blue House Pie Company 79 Chestnut Hill Rd., Ste. 102 (See pg. 26, pt. 104) Tennessee has 40 wineries 1001 Broadway, Nashville Cumberland Mountain
12192 Lebanon Rd., 615-773-5513 Twin Lakes Catfish Farm & Bakery 931-484-7657 2100 Edgar Evans State Park Rd. statewide, and our trails 615-726-1001 State Park
Rice’s Country Hams (See pg. 7, pt. 33) (See pg. 9, pt. 49) Silver Point, 931-858-2424 practically lead you to their Rockhaven Cottages (See pg. 21, pt. 73)
(See pg. 2, pt. 6) 580 Gainesboro Hwy, 931-858-2333 518 W. Main St. SPARTA AReA door. These three are along 147 Mires Rd., Mt. Juliet 24 Office Dr., Crossville
12217 Lebanon Rd., 615-758-2362 931-537-PIES (7437) Barb’s Cedar House Restaurant Blue Water Grille Restaurant the Promised Land Trail. 615-449-5227 800-250-8618
COOKeVILLe 645 Johnson Chapel Rd. Lodge at Cumberland
LeBANON FACeBOOK FAN FAVORITe: 864 Floating Mill Rd. Chestnut Hill Winery Cedars of Lebanon State Park
CHAR 931-761-3463 Silver Point, 931-858-2275 (See pg. 20, pt. 69) Mountain Farm
Bay’s Southern Bread Bakery 14 S. Washington Ave. That new peanut butter pie (See pg. 4, pt. 16)
y’all make is my new favorite. Casa Luna Italian Restaurant Sligo Marina’s 78 Chestnut Hill Rd., Crossville 328 Cedar Forest Rd., Lebanon 1130 Clint Lowe Rd., Crossville
211 Hartman Dr., 615-449-6444 931-520-CHAR(2427) 125 Churchill Dr., 931-837-0308 931-707-7878 919-493-2615
It’s amazing. Wheelhouse Restaurant 615-443-2769
Castle Heights Chop House Crawdaddy’s West Side Grill el Tapatio Mexican 350 Sligo Rd., 615-597-5245 DelMonaco Winery & Vineyards Stagecoach B&B
705 Cadet Ct., 615-449-9800 53 W. Broad St., 931-526-4660 Watermelon Moon Farm B&B
MONTeRey Restaurant Sundance Restaurant (See pg. 7, pt. 34) 10575 Trousdale Ferry Pk. 4355 Hwy 127S, Crossville
Demos’ Restaurant Cream City Ice Cream & BenAnna’s 243 N. Spring St., 931-836-1346 170 E. Main St., 615-597-1910 600 Lance Dr., Baxter Lebanon, 615-444-2356 931-456-9631
130 Legends Dr., 615-443-4600 Coffee House 111 W. Commercial Ave. Foglight Foodhouse 931-858-1177 Firefly Acres
119 W. Broad St., 931-528-2732 Susie’s Restaurant Avans Farm & Retreat
Tom’s Blue Moon BBQ 931-839-7111 (See pg. 24, pt. 92) 305 W. Broad St., 615-597-1022 Stonehaus Winery 202 Pig Branch Rd., Gordonsville 304 Tandy Ln., Sparta
711 Park Ave., 615-444-7920 Dipsy Doodle Drive-In 275 Powerhouse Rd. (See pg. 19, pt. 61) 866-408-6456 931-946-7383
(See pg. 7, pt. 35) CROSSVILLe 931-657-2364 LIBeRTy 2444 Genesis Rd., #103
CARTHAGe Butterfly Hollow B&B Rock Island State Park
2331 W. Broad St., 931-372-2663 5th Street Diner Cloverleaf Restaurant Crossville, 931-484-9463 (See pg. 24, pt. 93)
B and B Drive-in Miss Marenda’s Tea Room 28 Bussell Ln., Gordonsville
Downtown Monterey 47 W. 5th St., 931-787-1817 10905 Nashville Hwy 82 Beach Rd., Rock Island
421 Cookeville Hwy, 615-735-9657 5 E. Maple St., 931-836-2542 615-683-4163
Cup & Saucer Restaurant Bean Pot Restaurant & 615-536-5534 931-686-2471
Hotel Walton Restaurant Mom’s Sub Shop Hotel Walton
118 E. Commercial Ave. Country Store Lakeside Resort
(See pg. 5, pt. 25) 20 W. Bockman Way, 931-837-7827 (See pg. 5, pt. 25)
931-839-6149 590 Peavine Rd., 931-484-4633 (See pg. 25, pt. 96)
308 N. Main St., 615-735-9292 Pluto’s Hot Dogs 308 N. Main St., Carthage
el Tapatio Mexican Restaurant Boston’s Restaurant 615-735-9292 358 Relax Dr., Smithville
100 W. Bockman Way, 931-837-5886
Did You KNOW
900 S. Jefferson Ave. 42 North St., 931-456-1925 615-597-4298
? often termedcomfort food
a “meat and
190 S. Willow Ave., 931-520-4393
State Park Restaurant
Rise & Shine Café
376 N. Spring St., 931-837-6600
Photo Credits: Thank you to our many tourism partners who provided photos for this brochure including
Jody Sliger, Sparta-White Co. Chamber of Commerce. Pg. 1: Cookeville L&N caboose-Brent Moore
(SeeMidTN.com); Pg. 4: The Trail of Tears by Robert Lindneux (1942)-The Granger Collection, New York; Pg.
Beech Hill Blue B&B
118 Cherry St., Granville
The Inn at evins Mill
(See pg. 24, pt. 95)
(See pg. 21, pt. 73) Sparta Café 5: South Carthage-Steve Minor, Timberloft Restaurant; Pg. 6: Deford Bailey-David C. Morton, Granville 1535 Evins Mill Rd., Smithville
three” because diners select Gondola Restaurant 24 Office Dr., 931-484-7186 104 E. Bockman Way, 931-837-2233 Marina, Nameless-Brian Stansberry; Pg. 7: Twin Lakes Catfish farm-meangirl.blogspot.com, DelMonaco Granville B&B 615-269-3740, 615-597-2088
Winery-Barbara DelMonaco, Dipsy Doodle-Kevin O’Mara (http://klophoto.com), Ralph’s Donut Shop-
one meat and three vegetables 1156 S. Jefferson Ave. Ragland Bottom Restaurant Daniel Greene; Pg. 8: Cookeville Children’s Museum, Cookeville History Museum, Putnam Co. Courthouse- (See pg. 6, pt. 28)
from the daily menu. 931-854-1466 Dynasty Asian Café Bill Carey (tnhistoryforkids.org); Pg. 9: White Plains home-Brian Stansberry; Pg. 10: Catfish plate- 146 Clover St., Granville edgar evans State Park
229 Interstate Dr., Ste. 104 6923 Sparta Hwy, 931-761-2014 bunrab.com; Pg. 12: fiddlers’ Jamboree poster-Jorge Arrieta (popsiclesandgrenades.com), fiddlers’ (See pg. 26, pt. 104)
Maddux Station 931-653-4560
931-456-9111 SMITHVILLe AReA Jamboree performance-Andrew Steele (CookevilleTimes.com), Upper Cumberland Air Show; Pg. 15: 1630 Edgar Evans State Park Rd.
GORDONSVILLe 319 E. Spring St., 931-854-0883 Cumberland Plateau (also pg. 26)-Ron Lowery, Cookeville railroad crossing-Brent Moore (SeeMidTN.com); Granville Marina & Resort
Family Ties Restaurant Pg. 17 (& pg. 26): Jim’s Antiques-Jim Amero (watertowntn.com); Pg. 18: Muddy Pond community- Silver Point, 931-858-2446
Cornerstone Café Mauricio’s Italian Restaurant Bumpers Drive-In VirginiaKail.com, Cabin by the Pond-Rosanna Horst, Muddy Pond General Store-Barbara Sandlin; Pg. 19: (See pg. 6, pt. 27)
904 Webb St., 931-456-5141 303 E. Broad St., 615-597-6190 7316 Granville Hwy, Granville Watertown B&B
4 E. Main St., 615-683-8211 232 N. Peachtree Ave. Wonderful World of Trains-hobbiesonabudget.com; Scarritt College-Mark Gstohl; Pg. 20: Homesteads
Forte’s on the Square house-Denise Brinkley; Pg. 21: Cumberland Gap-Bill Carey (tnhistoryforkids.org), Arcy Acres, Vintage 931-653-4360 116 Depot Ave., Watertown
Timberloft Restaurant 931-528-2456 Center Hill Marina’s The Pleasant Hill Academy-Tennessee State Library and Archives; Pg. 24: DeKalb Co. Courthouse-Ichabod; 615-237-9999
(See pg. 20, pt. 68) Coppertop Floating Restaurant Blackberry Bramble Cottage
(See pg. 5, pt. 21) Nick’s Restaurant & Lounge Pg. 26: Alan Jackson-Angela George, Liberty-J. Michael Rowland (Alexandria, TN), Watertown Sq.-
27 E. 4th St., 931-787-1744 450 Cove Hollow Cir., Lancaster Stephen Kerstiens, Mile-Long Yardsale-watertowntn.com, Blue Tomato Market & Cafe, Stardust Drive-In- 1580 Blackburn Fork Rd. For camping, see page 13,
470 Gordonsville Hwy 895 S. Jefferson Ave. Gary Andrews (Department 56 Retirees); Pg. 27: Union Soldiers-Tennessee State Museum, fort
615-683-5070 931-528-1434 615-548-4115 Nashborough-Bill Carey (tnhistoryforkids.org). Cookeville, 931-520-6240 Marinas and State Parks.
10 See Promised Land Trail map on page 14. Find more information at PromisedLandTrail.com. 11
FeSTIVALS & eVeNTS IN THe AReA eNJOy THe GReAT OuTDOORS ALONG THe PROMISeD LAND TRAIL
Sutton Ole Time Music Hour – Granville – T.B. Sutton General Tennessee is filled with many outdoor adventures, and the Promised Land Trail has opportunities
Store, Every Sat. night at every turn. This guide provides you with several options, but for more ways to enjoy the great
FeBRuARy outdoors, go to PromisedLandTrail.com.
Cumberland County Jamboree at The Palace Theater –
Crossville JuLy CONTINueD MARINAS & Pates Ford Resort & Marina Rock Island
ReCReATION AReAS Marina and lodging. State Park
Dinner Shows at T.B. Sutton General Store – Granville Award-Winning DeKalb Co. Fair – Alexandria – 3rd week 6323 Jefferson Rd., Smithville (See pg. 24, pt. 93)
Backwoods Country Music Festival – Crossville Carthage Boat Ramp 615-597-4807 82 Beach Rd., Rock Island
Valentines’ Day Murder Mystery Train – Lebanon
102 Eatherly Landing, Carthage 931-686-2471
APRIL Smith Co. Fair – Carthage Ragland Bottom
Center Hill Marina Recreational Area Sellars Farm State
Celebration of Craft at Appalachian Center for Craft – AuGuST Marina, lodging and restaurant. 1410 Ragland Bottom Rd., Sparta Archaeological Area
Smithville World’s Longest yard Sale – Crossville – 654 miles on US-127, 450 Cove Hollow Cir., Lancaster 931-761-3616 (See pg. 4, pt. 15)
easter Bunny Trip/excursion Train – Watertown Begins 1st Thurs. 615-548-4315 Managed through Tennessee
Rome Boat Dock Cumberland Mountain Farm
Fiddlers Grove Spring Festival – Lebanon Cumberland Co. Fair – Crossville Cookeville Boat Dock Under Rome Bridge. State Parks. Hiking, fishing, birdwatching,
Nature Fest – Cookeville Putnam Co. Fair – Cookeville Marina, lodging and restaurant. US-70, Rome Poplar Hill Rd., Lebanon wildlife observation and
13800 Cookeville Boat Dock Rd. 615-885-2422 photography opportunities.
Spring Mile-Long yard Sale – Watertown Wilson Co. Fair – Lebanon Baxter, 931-858-4008 Sligo Marina
Windows on the World – Cookeville SePTeMBeR Marina, lodging and restaurant. STATe NATuRAL AReAS 1130 Clint Lowe Rd., Crossville
edgar evins Marina 350 Sligo Rd., Smithville (SNA) & WILDLIFe 919-493-2615
MAy White Co. Agricultural Fair – Sparta – Begins Labor Day Marina and restaurant.
2100 Edgar Evins Park Rd.
615-597-5245 MANAGeMeNT AReAS Dogwood Park
Heritage Day – Granville – Sat. before Memorial Day Native American Heritage Festival & Music – Crossville Twin Lakes Catfish Farm (WMA) (See pg. 8, pt. 43)
Silver Point, 931-858-5695
A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival – Cookeville (See pg. 7, pt. 33) 30 E. Broad St., Cookeville
uPPeR CuMBeRLAND Floating Mill Bridgestone-Firestone
Coal Mining History Fair – Sparta 580 Gainesboro Hwy, Baxter Centennial Wilderness WMA
QuILT FeSTIVAL 430 Floating Mill Rd., Silver Point 931-858-2333
Algood – Mid-Sept. (See pg. 22, pt. 80) Golden Mountain
Sock Hop – Sparta 931-858-3125
Spring on the Mountain Dogwood Festival – Monterey Granville Marina
STATe PARKS Scott’s Gulf Rd., Sparta
upper Cumberland Air Show – Sparta – 931-836-3552 6338 Golden Mountain Rd.
(See pg. 6, pt. 27) Burgess Falls State Park Sparta, 931-644-9917
Stitch & Share Quilt Show – Sparta 3rd Sat. (odd numbered years only) Ozone Falls SNA
7316 Granville Hwy, Granville (See pg. 24, pt. 91)
JuNe Homestead’s Apple Festival – Crossville – Last Sat. & Sun. 4000 Burgess Falls Dr., Sparta Hwy 70, Ozone, 931-484-6138 Granville Veterans Park
931-432-5312 6700 Granville Hwy, Granville
Defeated Creek Bluegrass Festival – Carthage – Defeated Creek Fall Fun Fest – Cookeville Hidden Harbor Marina Virgin Falls SNA
Marina, 2nd Fri. & Sat. Did You KNOW (See pg. 22, pt. 81) Green Brook Park
OCTOBeR Marina, lodging, restaurant
Annual Craft Fair – Crossville
Granville Fall Celebration – Granville – 1st Sat.
Rendezvous on the Square – Carthage – 1st Sat.
2700 Holmes Creek Rd. ? Burgess Falls was named by
Southern Living magazine as
one of the top “Five Ways to Stay
Scott’s Gulf Rd., Sparta
810 S. College St., Smithville
Hidden Hollow Park
1901 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Cool in Tennessee” in 2011.
LOCAL PARKS, NATuRe
SMITHVILLe FIDDLeRS’ Cumberland Plateau’s Annual American Indian Powwow – Cookeville, 931-526-4038
Horseshoe Bend Marina AReAS & TRAILS
JAMBORee & CRAFTS FeSTIVAL Cookeville Marina and camping. Cedars of Lebanon State Park Kidz Central Playground & Park
Bee Rock Adventure Climb (See pg. 5, pt. 20)
Fri. & Sat. closest to July 4th Fall Mile-Long yard Sale – Watertown 6040 Webb’s Camp Rd. (See pg. 4, pt. 16) & Vista
(See box, pg. 24) Walling, 931-657-5080 328 Cedar Forest Rd., Lebanon Hwy 53, Carthage, 615-735-2294
Fiddlers Grove Fall Festival – Lebanon (See pg. 9, pt. 50)
Hurricane Marina 615-443-2769 1400 Bee Rock Rd., Monterey Pearson-Sparkman Park
Fourth of July Celebrations – Many towns along Promised Land Lester Flatt Memorial Bluegrass Day & Liberty Square
Marina, lodging and Cumberland Mountain 931-839-1400 Bockman Way, Sparta
have a July 4th event. Visit PromisedLandTrail.com to learn more. Celebration – Sparta
restaurant. State Park 931-836-3214
Octoberfest – Lebanon Cane Creek Park
864 Floating Mill Rd. (See pg. 21, pt. 73) & Recreation Center South Carter Street
WHAT DID We MISS? Oktoberfest – Crossville Silver Point, 931-858-4084 24 Office Dr., Crossville 201 Cane Creek Camp Rd. Riverfront Park
The information in this brochure represent Standing Stone Celebration – Monterey Long Branch Recreation Area 931-484-6138 Cookeville, 931-526-6668 S. Carter St., Sparta
along Tennessee backroads. Check out s just a few treasures 478 Lancaster Rd., Lancaster Cabins: 800-250-8618 931-836-3552
PromisedLandTrail.com NOVeMBeR Charlie Daniels Park
for complete travel planning along this 931-858-3125 edgar evins State Park 1100 Charlie Daniels Pkwy. Sunset Rock
trail Holiday Festival at Appalachian Center for Craft – Smithville
see a link to Facebook where you can shar . While there, you’ll Old Hickory Lake (See pg. 26, pt. 104) Mt. Juliet, 615-758-6522 (See pg. 22, pt. 82)
e your experiences on DeCeMBeR
the Promised Land Trail. You can also Access point at Long Hunter 1630 Edgar Evins State Park Rd. 5047 Crossville Hwy, Sparta
post reviews on sites like City Lake Natural Area
Yelp.com or TripAdvisor.com. Be a trail blaz Country Christmas – Granville – 2nd Sat. State Park. Silver Point, 931-858-2446
er — help us build our Bridgeway Rd., Cookeville
trails and keep them updated. 2910 Hobson Pk., Hermitage Long Hunter State Park
Dinner Shows at T.B. Sutton General Store – Granville – 2nd week 931-520-4386
615-885-2422 2910 Hobson Pk., Hermitage
See PromisedLandTrail.com for a complete event listing. 615-885-2422
12 See Promised Land Trail map on page 14. Find more information at PromisedLandTrail.com. 13
Numbers in green circles correspond to numbered Points of Interest throughout this guide.
PROMISeD LAND TRAIL exTRAS: PAGE
1 Point of Interest Main Trail
farms .......................................... 16
welcome centers festivals & Events ......................... 12
Visitor Information Off-Trail Highlight
food & Wine ................................ 10
Land Trust for Tennessee I-40, exit 267, E & W bound Great Outdoors ............................. 13
Protected Property Smith Co., 615-683-6410 Lodging ....................................... 11
Shopping for Antiques & Quilts ...... 17
All locations on map are approximate. Map is not to scale.
135 The Boils r
109 Old Hickory Cumberl
and Rive 85 Roarin
WMA r GAINESBORO
85 Cordell Hull Cordell Blackburn
31E Reservoir Hull 53 Fork 136 111 84
HENDERSONVILLE Lake 28-31
231 25 23-26 CARTHAGE Granville
City Nameless Rickman Grimsley
Rome 22 27
5 6 7 SOUTH 56 SUNBRIGHT
70N CATHAGE 19-20 135 136 ey R
DAVIDSON 4 8-14 53 96 111
LEBANON 53 70N COOKEVILLE 164
Bicentennial NASHVILLE MT 111
141 SMITH Bloomington
Springs 48-49 Deer
Mall HERMITAGE JULIET 21 33 ALGOOD Lodge
State 1 112
15 56 34 35 36-45 47
GORDONSVILLE BAXTER MONTEREY 51-52
Pond 62 62
109 840 231 53 96 46
171 266 Brush Creek 136 62 62
Long Hunter 110 106-109 PUTNAM 135 70N 298 MORGAN
State Park 16
Edgar Silver rR
Radnor Percy Priest Cedars of WATERTOWN 264 96 Evins Point at
Lake Lake Lebanon ALEXANDRIA State g
127 Obed Em
State Park SF & SNA Cedars of Park Burgess Falls 91
in Rive ry
& SNA State Park F r
State Park 266 267 Mayland
LAVERGNE DOWELLTOWN 96 96 Center 70N
BRENTWOOD 105 298
Percy Priest WMA r 61
LIBERTY 56 111 90 84 Ri
ve 58 59-60 101
96 53 94 r 77-78 WMA
SMYRNA DEKALB 98-103
lfk 79 76
95 289 De Rossett Looper Mountain
WILLIAMSON 840 266 AUBURNTOWN SMITHVILLE 82 HILL WMA
75 Mt. Roosevelt
FRANKLIN Lascassas 96 84-89 83
71-73 70 CRAB WMA
102 96 EF
ork 146 ORCHARD
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Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill – (See pg. 18, pt. 56)
Here are just a few of the homegrown 4064 Muddy Pond. Rd. 931-445-3357.
attractions along Promised Land. For more, go to CROSSVILLe There are many places to pick up a piece of Tennessee treasure along the trail, and no two are alike.
PromisedLandTrail.com. Please call before you visit; hours and Arcy Acres – (See pg. 21, pt. 74) 4439 Blaylock Rd. Your next find awaits at one (or ten!) of these highlights. Find more options at PromisedLandTrail.com.
crops are affected by weather and business conditions. 931-788-0455. Shops are listed here by town, in the order it appears on the trail beginning in Nashville.
MT. JuLIeT Autumn Acres – 12-acre maze, field trips, petting zoo, hayrides,
fish frys and amusement rides. 1096 Baier Rd. 931-210-7655. ANTIQueS Cottage Antiques Antiques of Sparta Mall
Breeden’s Orchard & Country Store – (See pg. 3, pt. 7) 113 E. Spring St., Cookeville 558 W. Bockman Way
631 Beckwith Rd. 615-449-2880. Cumberland Co. Farmers Market – 1398 Livingston Rd. Antique Archaeology 931-526-2472 Sparta, 931-837-2008
931-484-6743. (See pg. 27, pt. 113)
Mt. Juliet Farmers Market – 1100 Charlie Daniels Pkwy. 1300 Clinton St., Ste. 130 Jon Beasley Antiques & Antiques on Bockman Way
615-754-2552. Cumberland Sustainable Farmers Market – Between courthouse Nashville, 615-397-0269 Fine Furniture 16 Bockman Way
and library. Division Dr. 866-865-8329. 52 W. Broad St., Cookeville Sparta, 931-837-8123
Pumpkin Hill – 200-acre working farm; in October, visit for Howard Rawlings
pumpkins. 431 Benders Ferry Rd. 615-758-5364. Rowell Orchards – Apples and peaches. 6390 Hwy 70E. 931-484-5035. 931-252-0828 Betty’s Antiques, Hair & Christmas Nostalgia
LeBANON Wildwood Stables – Trail and wagon rides through beautiful 13693 Lebanon Rd., Mt. Juliet Jones’ Antiques More Shop 101 Short St., Lebanon
countryside; special event options. 7705 Chestnut Hill Rd. 615-754-7457 6 S. Washington, Cookeville 337 W. Bockman Way, Sparta 732-322-0831
Lebanon Farmers Market – 4195 Maple St. 615-443-2824. 931-484-3733. 931-881-8016 931-836-2666
PJ’s Antique Thrift Mall Grandma’s Quilting
Pratt Orchard & Garden Center – U-pick fruit; vegetables. SPARTA 11520 Lebanon Rd., Mt. Juliet The Depot Outlet Finders Keepers & Sewing Shop
4944 Trousdale Ferry Pk. 615-444-7742. Amazin’ Acres – fall: corn mazes, pumpkin picking, hay rides 615-754-6232 13 N. Cedar, Cookeville 222 W. Bockman Way, Sparta 124 N. College St., Lebanon
Did You KNOW and educational ag-tivities. Spring: U-pick strawberries. 2857 Old 931-261-2622 931-837-3463 615-449-0706
Antiques on Maple
? A Century Farm is a farm that has been continuously
owned by a family for 100 years or more. There are 186
certified Century Farms in the eight Tennessee counties
Kentucky Rd. 931-761-2971.
Firefly Acres – Equine facilities and special event pavilion.
218 S. Maple, Lebanon
Vintage Rose Antiques
221 W. Broad St., Cookeville
18 E. Bockman Way, Sparta
5760 Hwy 109N, Lebanon
304 Tandy Ln. 931-946-7383 931-520-6365 931-836-2822 615-444-5308
that make up the Promised Land Trail. Wilson County Hackberry Farm Antiques
is home to 75 Century Farms — the most in the state. White Co. Farmers Market – In Metcalf Park. 5 Maple St. 840 Lindsay Rd., Lebanon West Side Antiques K & M Sales Most Amazing Quilt Shop
931-836-3348. 615-444-1769 48 W. Broad St., Cookeville 170 Mayberry, Sparta 739 S. Jefferson Ave., Cookeville
CARTHAGe AReA 931-265-4301 931-607-2283 931-526-6699
SMITHVILLe Lebanon Antique Mall
Avans Farm – Horse farm on 135 forested and pastured acres; 4.5 101 Short St., Lebanon Judd’s Country Store Lil Ole House Mt. Country Patchworks
Baron Bluff Vineyard at Aaron Tippin Farm – U-pick muscadine
miles of marked trails. 202 Pig Branch Rd., Brush Creek. 866-408-6456. 615-969-0415 & Antiques Hwy 111, behind Airport Chevron 283 S. Lowe, Cookeville
grapes ripen around Labor Day, available through mid-Oct.; call
644 W. Main St., Algood Sparta, 931-644-1214 931-526-7276
Bussell Berries – U-pick strawberries; sweet corn, blackberries, ahead. 866 Baron Bluff Rd. 615-597-7686. MyPlayHouse Antiques & 931-537-2030
pumpkins and ornamental gourds. 3 Rogers Ln., Carthage. Collectibles Miss Marenda’s Tea Room Spring Creek Quilts & Fabric
Griffins Fruit Market – (See pg. 25, pt. 103) 316 W. Broad St.
615-735-9193. 615-597-5030. 821 Lebanon Hwy, Lebanon Bella Butik 5 E. Maple St., Sparta 3511 Rickman Hwy, Rickman
615-453-5602 59 S. Main St, Crossville 931-836-2542 931-498-3473
Smith Co. Farmers Market – In Ag Expo Park. 155 Gordonsville Hwy, WATeRTOWN 931-787-0020
South Carthage. 615-735-9193. Southern Rose Antiques Dead Man’s General Store Little Blessings Quilt Shop
Watertown Ag Pavilion Farmers Market – Hwy 70 & Central Ave. On the square, Lebanon Grandma’s Attic Antiques 118 E. Main St., Watertown 4351 Hwy 127N, Crossville
COOKeVILLe AReA 615-237-3326. 615-444-3308 & Home Décor 615-697-2080 931-707-7724
Blooming Idiots Farm – family owned and operated AHS 371 Hwy 68, Crossville
registered daylily cultivars; currently growing over 640 varieties. For wineries along Promised Land, see page 11. The Butter Churn Jim’s Antiques Country Rose Shop
931-456-5699 (See pg. 26, pt. 108) 235 W. Bockman Way, Sparta
296 Ellison Goolsby Rd., Bloomington Springs. 931-239-6581. 109 Public Sq., Lebanon
615-449-7376 Rocking Horse 314 Public Sq., Watertown 931-837-3443
Cookeville Farmers Market – In Downtown Center. 225 Mahler Antique Gallery 615-237-1777
Ave., Cookeville. 931-526-9591. Heavenly Treasures Simply Southern Quilts
353 Chestnut Hill Rd., Crossville Town Square Antiques 16 Liberty Sq., Sparta
Dr. James Fisher Cir., Rome 931-456-4288
Johnson Nursery & Garden Center – Voted “Top 100 Garden
Center in USA” for five years. 1717 E. Spring St., Cookeville. land trust for tennessee 615-444-1999
Step into the Past
Historic Town Square, Watertown
931-528-8000. The Land Trust for Tennessee is a statewide, private non- 65 W. 5th St., Crossville
330 Main St. N., Carthage QuILTS Award-winning chair maker.
MMKM-Cockspur Farm – family produce market, April-Dec. profit organization whose mission is “to preserve the unique 931-484-9657 118 Ponder Ln., Smithville
It’s worth the trip from anywhere. 8272 Burgess Falls Rd., Baxter. character of Tennessee’s natural and historic landscapes and Stonehaus Antiques & Gifts Creative Accents 615-597-8770
931-432-3276. sites for future generations. The Land Trust for Tennessee
” Windy Hill Antiques 2444 Genesis Rd., Crossville 12192 Lebanon Rd., Mt. Juliet
works with communities and government partners to 168 Lebanon Hwy, Carthage 615-773-5513 Country Store Quilt Shop
Mid-Tenn Nursery & Corn Maze – full service, family-friendly 931-456-5540 3360 Sparta Pk., Watertown
permanently conserve these unique areas. 615-418-5097
nursery on 35 acres. 513 Cora Rd., Cookeville. 931-526-8317. The Antique Village Mall Juliet Quilt & Things 615-444-4228
For more information, Granville Gifts & Antiques 9659 Lebanon Rd., Ste. 110
Wilson Horse & Mule & Triple W Arena – Horse and mule sale visit Landtrusttn.org or 100 Antique Village Dr., Crossville
every Tues.; alternative livestock sale 4 times a year. family (See pg. 6, pt. 28) 931-484-8664 Mt. Juliet, 615-773-1042
call 615-244-LAND. 146 Clover St., Granville
owned with family atmosphere. 1050 W. Cemetery Rd., Cookeville.
16 See Promised Land Trail map on page 14. Find more information at PromisedLandTrail.com. 17
3034 Hwy 70N 58. Crossville Flea Market – (L) If the trail KNOW
PROMISED LAND TRAIL CONTINuED FROM PAgE 9. Crossville At 97 feet, the nearby
historic avery’s trace 931-456-9674
leads you to
Crossville on any
has been called the
You’ll arrive in pt. 51 51. Monterey – Monterey was once the pioneer In 1787, in an effort to encourage settlers to move west into the given weekend, world’s largest with 80
on route to pt. 52. settlement of “Standing Stone,” so named new territory of Tennessee, hunter Peter Avery was commissioned by don’t miss the rooms and 10 floors,
for a large boulder on the historic Walton the mother state of North Carolina to cut a trail approximately 300 flea market with surrounding an 80-
Road nearby. In 1893, it was renamed miles long through the wilderness. The trail was to stretch into the vendors offering foot white oak tree.
“ M o n t e r e y ,” Cumberland Settlements from Clinch Mountain in East Tennessee to a variety of Minister Horace Burgess said he was told by
Spanish for “king French Lick, which would later be called Nashville. The pioneering merchandise; it’s Tennessee’s largest weekly God to build it and he included a chapel and
of the mountain.” settlers came with North Carolina land grants, which they earned market. Open year-round, Sat. & Sun. plus basketball court inside. The house is topped
During the early in service or purchased from veterans or speculators. They camped Memorial and Labor Days. by a chime tower weighing 5,700 pounds.
1900s, Monterey along the way and occasionally were fortunate to find families living
became a resort along the way to give them shelter and food. Because a portion of You’ll arrive in pt. 59 on 59. Crossville – The city has its roots in the Turn L on Genesis Rd., 62. Cumberland County Courthouse Square –
route to pt. 60. intersection of a branch of the Great Stage turn L onto Main St. Go
town that boasted Avery’s Trace passed through Cherokee land, tribe members began (R) This downtown area is filled with gift
seven hotels and drew summer guests who Road, which connected the Knoxville area 0.5 mile to pt. 62. and antique shops, restaurants and many
demanding tolls for use of the road. After many travelers were killed
came to enjoy the cool temperatures and along the route by the Cherokee, with the Nashville area and was frequently Park and walk to pts. interesting and
mountain scenery. Coming into town, you’ll traveled by President Andrew Jackson; and 62-68.
North Carolina legislature ordered historical sites.
pass the 1909 Imperial Hotel, which stands as militia details, commanded by the Kentucky Stock Road, a cattle drovers’ The centerpiece
a quiet reminder of the town’s resort days. General John Sevier, to provide path connecting Middle Tennessee with is the courthouse
armed escorts when large enough Kentucky. Around 1800, an early European- built in 1905 at a
From pt. 50, return to 52. Standing Stone Monument – (R) The American settler named Samuel Lambeth cost of $23,000. It
US-70N, turn R. Go E for Standing Stone was a 13-foot rock that groups had gathered at the Clinch
1.5 miles, turn R onto River to head west. opened a store at this junction, and the is listed on the
once stood upright on a sandstone ledge small community that developed around it National Historic Register and like many
E. Commercial Ave. to
pt. 52. in the area. It was the became known as “Lambeth’s Crossroads” . structures in the area, was built with the
401 E. Commercial Ave. legendary boundary By the time a post office was established distinctive and rare Crab Orchard sandstone.
Monterey between Cherokee and relax in the serenity of God’s creation. in the 1830s, the community had taken the
931-839-2103 Shawnee territory and Discover the surrounding Amish-Mennonite name of “Crossville.” Park and walk to visit these highlights on
marked the Cherokee community, where everyone worships and and around the square (points 62-68):
Tallonteeskee Trail. works together, and their handcrafted From pt. 58, stay on 60. Wonderful World of Model Trains – (L)
items make for unique shopping. In the US-70N for 0.2 mile, turn 34 S. Main St. 63. Crossville-Cumberland County
It later served as a Come and explore Crossville
marker for the white fall, watch horses power the sorghum press, L onto Northside Dr. Go 1 the history of the 931-484-8444 Chamber of Commerce
making sweet sorghum the “old-time way.” mile, stay straight onto country’s railroads in
men as they traveled Interstate Dr. Go 1.3 miles Make a stop here to
west. An eight-foot to Outlet Mall and pt. 60. miniature scenery, pick up brochures and
3608 Muddy Pond Rd. 55. Muddy Pond General Store – (R) Located towns and railroad
remnant of this stone has been preserved Monterey within the Mennonite 228 Interstate Dr. ask any questions.
and stands adjacent to the Monterey 931-445-7829 Crossville settings. This unique The office is located
community, this store museum, located in
Branch Library. offers bulk foods, Interstate Access: on the square next to
I-40, exit 320 the Crossville Outlet Center, features the the Military Memorial
OFF-TRAIL 53. Muddy Pond Mennonite Community – (R) Amish crafts and largest operating display of Z, N, HO O & G
furniture, Mennonite Museum.
From pt. 52, turn R onto
Relive the past in this charming community. Leave pt. 55, turn R on Scale model railroad layouts ever to be
The general store and mercantile offer Muddy Pond Rd. Go 0.3 mile quilts and handmade seen. Open Fri., noon-4 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 39 S. Main St. 64. Native Stone Museum
TN-62/E. Commercial Ave. pottery.
Go 7.7 miles, turn L onto home-canned and fresh baked goods, to pt. 56. 5 p.m. & Sun., 1-4 p.m. Crossville & Gift Shop – Across
Muddy Pond Rd. Go N at pottery, handcrafted items and quilts. The 4064 Muddy Pond Rd. 56. Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill – (L) Visit the street from the
int. with Camp Monterey wood working Monterey Turn L on Interstate Dr. 61. Stonehaus Winery – (R) Aged to perfection, chamber office is a
Rd. Go 4.3 miles, turn R to 931-445-3357 the Gunther family in the beautiful hills toward Stout Dr. Go 0.3 Stonehaus is a family-owned winery located
shop offers hand- of Tennessee during small building that
stay on Muddy Pond Rd. Retrace route on Muddy mile, turn L at Genesis Rd. high atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.
Go 3.2 miles to pt. 53.
crafted furniture Pond Rd. to int. with September and October Go 0.5 mile to pt. 61. once held the high-
and leather goods. It’s open year-round way patrol office and
TN-62 (about 7.7 miles). starting the Saturday 2444 Genesis Rd., #103
for wine lovers and
Visit in late Turn R onto TN-62. Go 3.2 before Labor Day to see Crossville living quarters. Built
September and miles, turn sharp L onto 931-484-9463 those who are in 1936, it was
sweet sorghum being interested in learning
early October as Dripping Springs Rd. Go constructed out of
3.3 miles, turn L on made. Open Tues., more about the wine-
residents gather to make sweet sorghum. Thurs. & Sat. through Crab Orchard stone.
US-70E. Go 11.6 miles to making process. You Did You
end of Oct. Closed Tues. after Labor Day. KNOW
3100 Muddy Pond Rd. 54. Cabin at the Pond – (R) Step back into rejoin main trail at pt. 57. can watch a free DVD Crab Orchard stone gained
Monterey a simpler time in popularity in the 1920s when it
931-445-3743 BACK ON TRAIL 57. Crossville Raceway – presentation when
a secluded cabin (L) feel the need for you arrive, or take a was used in the construction of
with modern From pt. 52, return to more detailed guided Scarritt College (now known as
US-70E, turn L. Go 11.6
speed? Head to the
amenities. Explore track and catch the tour by appointment. There’s also a wine Scarritt-Bennett Center) in Nashville.
the beautiful miles to pt. 57.
5434 Hwy 70N racing line-up. Weekly tasting bar, gift shop and the Halcyon
Cumberland Crossville races, spring-fall. Days Restaurant on the premises.
Plateau or simply 931-979-7223
18 See Promised Land Trail map on page 14. Find more information at PromisedLandTrail.com. 19
20 S. Main St. 65. Military Memorial Museum of upper than 20,000 gallons, making it one of the houses built in the From pt. 73, return to 74. Arcy Acres – (R) This farm delights visitors
Crossville US-127S. Turn R to go S
931-456-5520 Cumberland – Take a tour through our largest wineries in the state. While visiting, community. It has from April through December. Visit the nursery
ask for a free tour and learn about wine been fully furnished on US-127S. Turn R onto
country’s military history. See items, photos Vandever Rd. Turn L at
and garden center, gift shop and miniature
and special displays from the Civil War, making, bottling and storage. Visit the to give visitors the Arcy Acres sign to pt. 74. race track. Train
World Wars I & II, tasting bar and gift shop filled with wines experience of what 4439 Blaylock Rd. enthusiasts, don’t miss
Korea, Vietnam, and other Tennessee-made products, many the daily lives of the Crossville the model train
Desert Storm and gift-wrapped to go. Homesteaders were 931-788-0455 hobby shop. Nursery
Iraq, and learn KNOW like during the 1930s open April-June & Sept.-
about Crossville’s If Crossville seems a bit busy one and 1940s. Admission Dec.; Christmas tree farm
involvement in weekend in August, it’s the charged. open Sept.-Dec.
each. Artifacts famous Hwy 127 corridor sale, Did You
from the WWII Prisoner of War (POW) camp promoted as the “World’s Largest From pt. 72, turn L onto 73. Cumberland Mountain State Park – Part of Alvin C. York, one of the most
Yard Sale,” which stretches more US-127S. Go 0.6 mile, the Cumberland Homesteads Project called decorated American soldiers in
located in Crossville are also on display. at park sign turn slightly
Donations appreciated. than 600 miles. for the construction of a recreational area World War I, served as Cumberland
R, follow TN-419 to
Did You pt. 73. near the center. Two New Deal agencies Mountain State Park‘s super-
KNOW You’ll drive near pt. 70 on 70. Crab Orchard – The earliest settlement in
The Crossville depot was seen in route to pt. 71. 24 Office Dr. arrived in the area in 1934 to build the intendent until 1940, when he
the 1941 movie Sergeant York the Cumberlands, Crab Orchard received its facilities. The state of Tennessee acquired resigned to advise on the filming
with Gary Cooper. name from the numerous wild crab apple the land in 1938, of Sergeant York.
trees that grew here. The Crab Orchard Inn, and it officially
66. Crossville Depot – The built by slave labor around 1820, operated 800-250-8618 opened in 1940. Retrace route to int. of 75. Simonton’s Cheese &
169 N. Main St. railroad to Crossville was built in 1900 and for many decades but was torn down in US-127 & TN-68, turn L Gourmet House – (L)
Crossville Restaurant: The park sprawls onto US-127 to pt. 75.
931-456-2586 the first train arrived in September of that 1933. The famous Crab Orchard sandstone 931-484-7186 across 1,720 acres Opened in 1947, the
year. A boxcar was that has been used in buildings all over 2278 Hwy 127S, #101 state’s oldest family-
at a soaring 2,000 Crossville
used as the first America was quarried nearby. foot elevation. A 931-484-5193 owned cheese and
depot until the KNOW grand seven-arch bridge spans Byrd Lake, gourmet shop is filled
building could be Located just off I-40 in Crab with delicious cheeses,
Orchard, Ozone Waterfall was made of sandstone quarried on site. Stop
finished. Sergeant here for hiking, camping, cabin rentals, many gourmet delicacies and great gift
York, hero of WWI, the site for filming Walt Disney’s items. Stop in for a sample.
version of Rudyard Kipling’s the Bear Trace golf course and other
arrived at the outdoor activities, or just drive through
depot when he returned home to Tennessee. Jungle Book in 1992. Turn L onto US-127, go 76. Cumberland County Playhouse – (L) Catch
this beautiful park on your way to dine NW for 1.1 miles. Turn L a play in the “house” known across the state.
Downtown walking tours start here, April- From parking lot of pt. 69, 71. Cumberland Homesteads – This historic at the Cumberland Mountain Restaurant onto TN-392/Milo Lemert
Nov., Tues. & Thurs., 10 a.m. retrace route to 4-way This is the only major non-profit profes-
district was born in the New Deal under overlooking the lake. Pkwy., go 2.4 miles. Turn
sional performing arts resource in rural
stop, turn L onto US-70E. President franklin D. Roosevelt as one of his L onto US-70, go 0.3
72 S. Main St. 67. The Palace Theatre – Go E for 6.7 miles, turn R mile. Turn L to remain Tennessee, and one of the 10 largest
Crossville Built in 1938, The onto Cox Valley Rd. Go Subsistence Communities during the Great professional theaters in rural America. It
931-484-6133 Depression. Today, most of the surviving 218 on US-70, turn L onto
Palace is a fully- SW for 4.2 miles to int. Tennessee Ave to pt. 76. serves more than
with TN-68; turn R on homes have been extensively remodeled,
restored theater that
continues to offer a
TN-68, go 4.2 miles to
pts. 71 & 72.
while the area has continued to grow with
new neighborhoods and businesses.
where does “cumBerland” 221 Tennessee Ave.
annually with two
variety of concerts, Did You
KNOW come from? 931-484-5000 indoor and two
movies, pageants and When constructed, a outdoor stages,
other community events. Homestead house and As you travel the trail, you’ll see the word young audience
farm of 20-25 acres was “Cumberland” many times, from mountains and productions, dance
27 E. 4th St. 68. Forte’s on the Square rivers to restaurants and churches. So where did the programs, a concert series and touring shows.
Crossville – Tucked away but valued at about $2,000.
931-787-1744 The Homesteaders, earn- word originate? Seems back in 1748, Dr. Thomas
close to the court- Walker of Virginia led a group of hunters through You’ll drive through pt. 77 77. Pleasant Hill – (L)
house, forte’s serves ing about 50 cents an on route to pt. 78. The old frost Road
hour, received one-third a gap in the Appalachian Mountains into what is
up a variety of now Tennessee. In honor of Prince William, Duke from Crossville to
delicious American of their pay in cash, while the other two-thirds Sparta, used by
went back to the government as payment on of Cumberland (pictured), who had defeated the
dishes in a cozy, Scottish Highlanders and the Jacobite Uprising settlers in covered
renovated brick building. Closed Sun. & Mon. their property. wagons, made the site
From downtown at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, Walker named
Crossville, return to 96 Hwy 68 72. Homesteads House Museum & Tower both the mountains and river for him. The gap would accessible as early as
N. Main St. Turn L on 69. Chestnut Hill Winery – (R) Situated on the Crossville 1819. In 1884, the Pleasant Hill Academy
beautiful Cumberland Plateau 2,000 feet – (R) This house museum is part of become the famous Cumberland Gap (pictured) and
US-70E, go 2.4 miles. 931-456-9663 was founded, the only school in this part
Tennessee’s largest historic district and eventually, many other natural features took the
Turn L onto TN-101N, go above sea level, of the Cumberlands offering advanced
0.3 miles. Turn R onto was the second of President Roosevelt’s name. Ironically, many settlers of the Cumberland
the winery has elementary and high school courses. A site
Chestnut Hill Rd. to pt. Subsistence Communities in the country. region were descended from Scottish clans that were
become known just east of Pleasant Hill, Camp Crossville,
69 on R; parking area The Cumberland Homesteads Project dispossessed by the actions of “Butcher” Cumberland,
is on L. as “The Place to was used as a POW camp during WWII,
helped families acquire and clear land, build and played a prominent role in the defeat of the
Taste.” It has a housing German and Italian officers from
78 Chestnut Hill Rd. houses and outbuildings, and plant crops. British during the American Revolution.
Crossville capacity of more November 1942 until the end of the war.
The museum is one of the 252 original
20 See Promised Land Trail map on page 14. Find more information at PromisedLandTrail.com. 21
Return to US-70W, turn 78. Pioneer Hall Museum – (L) Built between fishing, canoeing, class-5 kayaking, and KNOW
Before completion of the Interstate system, U.S.
L. Go 6.8 miles, turn
R onto E. Main St. to
the years of 1887 and 1889, Pioneer Hall
housed the first dormitory for the Pleasant
cave exploring. Trail maps are available
from the Sparta-White County Chamber
the story of Hwy 70 was sometimes called the “Broadway
of America” due to its status as one of the main
366 E. Main St.
Hill Academy, a mission school established
in the 1884 to educate “mountain boys and
of Commerce (point 85). Open year-round;
closed to non-hunting activities during Big
colonel diBrell’s revolver east-west thoroughfares in the nation.
931-277-5313 girls in Christian education.” So important Game hunting season. The story behind this important piece of Sparta history spans Park and walk to visit these highlights on
was Pioneer Hall, it was the first building in almost 150 years and goes something like this… On September 4, and around the square (points 86-89):
the county to be
Pt. 81 is adjacent to 81. Virgin Falls State Natural Area – (R) 1862, then Colonel George Dibrell formed the 8th Tennessee Cavalry
pt. 80. Although considered made up of 921 men primarily from White, Putnam and adjoining From int. of Bockman 87. White County Heritage Museum – (L)
placed on the National Scott’s Gulf Rd. Way & Main St., go S on Located just one
Historic Register. Today a moderately difficult counties. At the time, Dibrell was presented with a Colt revolver
Sparta S. Main St. for 0.5 mile block from the
the museum features 931-836-3552 hike, the four miles inscribed “Presented to Col. George Dibrell 8th Tenn. Cav./ by friends to pt. 87.
of pristine scenery and citizens of Sparta, Tenn.” The unit was in many battles and courthouse, this
information and arti- 144 S. Main St.
a r t i f a c t-f il l e d
facts associated with offer a reward at skirmishes throughout the Civil War, but surrendered by the war’s Sparta
the final turn that is end. All private property was confiscated including the colonel’s 931-837-3900 museum features
the development and permanent and
history of the Pleasant Hill community. unparalleled. Virgin personal revolver. The pistol was taken home as a war souvenir by
Did You falls, one of the the provost marshall. Almost a century later in the 1950s, an Indiana temporary exhibits
KNOW that celebrate the rich history of the
Although it closed in 1947, area’s most well-known insurance salesman purchased the revolver from a family auction to
Pleasant Hill Academy brought features, emerges from add to his Colt collection. In 1997 a Highland Rim region of Tennessee, from
many significant people to the an underground stream on the south slope Connecticut collector obtained the pottery and music to military and railroads.
county, including Dr. May Cravath of Little Chestnut Mountain, drops 130 revolver. Once discovered, White Open Thurs.-Sat.; free admission.
Wharton, the “Doctor Woman of feet and vanishes underground again. County citizens pushed to raise the 5 Maple St. 88. White County Military Museum – Located
the Cumberlands,” who created Open year-round. money in 2009 to buy the revolver Sparta in the historic American Legion Building
the county’s first hospital here. and bring it back home. It is now 931-836-3595
on Liberty Square,
Return to US-70, turn 82. Sunset Rock – (R) The bluff line stands 75
L. Go W for 4 miles to proudly displayed in the White the museum takes
Return to US-70W, turn R, 79. Coal Miner Railroad Section House feet above the highway and on a clear day
pt. 82. County Heritage Museum (point 87). visitors on a
go 7.2 miles to pt. 79. Museum – (R) These buildings were called you can see the
9479 Crossville Hwy/ “section houses” because they were used 5047 Crossville Hwy historic town of trip across time
Hwy 70 as residences by railroad employees who Sparta nestled in the 1800s. Soon, pioneers who came across through heroes
Sparta and battles. Open
931-935-6463 worked on specific valley below, along the Cumberland
sections of the railroad with a view of Mountains were weekdays, 9 a.m.-
line. This home is one approximately 50 astonished by its 5 p.m.
of the last remaining miles of breathtaking beauty, and at 1 Liberty Sq. 89. Historic Oldham
in its original con- Tennessee country- once began build- Sparta Theatre – Before you
dition in Tennessee. side, including four ing settlements.
leave the square, take
fully restored, it now counties. Catch the Throughout its
a photo in front
showcases rail and sunset here and your day is even more 200-year history, Sparta has continued to
of the famed Oldham
coal mining life as it special. Parking area open year-round. grow, proudly preserving and sharing its
Theatre. Built in the
was on the mountain story with those who visit.
Turn R to continue on 83. The Rock House Famous Stage Stop – (L) 1930s, its façade
during the 1900 timeframe. Visitors have US-70W/TN-1W/ makes a great back-
the opportunity to see artifacts, pictures Built between 1835 and 1839 by inn- From pt. 83, 85. Sparta-White County
Crossville Hwy, go 1.7 keeper Barlow fiske, the Rock House was a return to US-70W, drop. It’s now used for
and various memorabilia that provide a miles. Turn L onto turn L. Go 3.7 Chamber of Commerce
temporary stop several annual Liberty Square events.
glimpse into the life of the people who Country Club Rd. to miles to pts. 85 & 86. (R) Stop by for brochures and info on things Did You
for famed politi- KNOW
helped build White County and power much pt. 83. 16 W. Bockman Way Famous Sparta resident
Country Club Rd. cians such as to do in Sparta and throughout the area.
of America with the “black gold” pulled Sparta Lester Flatt, along with
from deep inside the mountain. Sparta James K. Polk, 931-836-3552 86. Historic Liberty Square in Downtown Sparta Earl Scruggs, is best
931-836-3552 Sam Houston and Park and walk to – Quaint historic buildings and homes, known for writing and
Continue W on US-70W 80. Bridgestone-Firestone Centennial frank Clement, all pts. 86-89. along with many recording “The Ballad of
toward Sparta. Go Wilderness Wildlife Management Area – once governors of
0.5 mile, turn L onto shops and restau- Jed Clampett,” which was
(R) Called “The Grand Tennessee. Andrew Jackson often stopped rants, art galleries used as The Beverly Hillbillies TV show
Eastland Rd. Go 5.8
miles, turn R onto Canyon of the here on trips from Nashville to Washington. and windows full theme song.
Scott’s Gulf Rd. Go 1.8 Cumberlands” by an Today its artifacts and furnishings present of antiques make Return to US-70W/
miles to pt. 80. early 19th-century life of an early American frontier home. It’s this courthouse Bockman Way. Turn L 90. Sparta Drive-In – (R) If you stay the night
Scott’s Gulf Rd. traveler, this 10,000- been entrusted to the Daughters of the square a must- onto US-70W, turn R on in Sparta, why not take
Sparta acre WMA is recognized American Revolution. see on the trail. It’s the perfect mix of TN-289/N. Spring St. Go a drive into yesteryear
931-836-3552 as a natural treasure 2.6 miles, veer R onto
hometown flavor and days gone by. Business and enjoy a big screen
for its uniqueness and
You’ll arrive in 84. Sparta – This town was named after Robert Matthews Hwy to blockbuster in the
pt. 84 on route Laconia, Greece, because both were built hours & days vary; free parking available pt. 90.
beauty. Gaze at its to pt. 85. around square. family atmosphere of
nine waterfalls, as on small rivers. founded in 1806, the new 220 Robert Matthews Hwy
a classic drive-in
region was sparsely settled in the early Sparta
well as enjoy hiking, birdwatching, hunting, 931-739-8000 theater. Throw frisbees
22 See Promised Land Trail map on page 14. Find more information at PromisedLandTrail.com. 23
and enjoy a great big “Full Moon Burger” Twin Falls Overlook for fabulous views of this B&B resort, Return to TN-56. Turn L 99. Historic Downtown Smithville – Take time
from the concession stand. Open evenings, the Caney Fork River as it flows into the featuring accom- onto TN-56, go 7.7 miles. for some great shopping and exploring in
April-Oct. Center Hill Reservoir. There’s a 19th- modations with Turn R onto E. Main St., the downtown and surrounding area. You’ll
Did You turn R onto Public Sq. to
KNOw century textile mill on site as well as one of covered decks and find many shops, restaurants and historical
On the Promised Land pt. 99.
Tennessee’s early hydroelectric plants. spectacular views, Park and walk to points of interest, along with some of the
Trail you will cross hiking, golf and most friendly people around.
through four distinct BAcK ON TRAIL 94. Center Hill Lake– Did You pts. 99-101.
KNOw fishing. Park and walk to visit these highlights on
physiographic regions of How can 4 million
From pt. 90 in Sparta, and around the square (points 99-101):
Tennessee: the Valley go S on TN-289/ visitors each year The jingle for Martha White flour was first
OFF-TRAIL and Ridge Appalachians, N. Spring St. for approx. be wrong? You’ll performed on the Grand Ole Opry stage in 1953 301 N. Public Sq.
the Cumberland Plateau (pictured), the 3 miles. Turn R onto find a multitude of by bluegrass musicians Flatt and Scruggs. 100. Smithville-DeKalb County Chamber
From pt. 90, go S on Eastern Highland Rim and the Central Basin. US-70/Bockman Way sporting activities 615-597-4163 of Commerce
TN-289/N. Spring St. for (toward Smithville). Go here to enjoy Return to US-70W. Turn L 96. Lakeside Resort – (R) This beautiful lodge
approx. 3 miles. Turn R W on US-70 for approx. on US-70W, go 1.5 miles. on Center Hill Lake features 26 rooms, a boat Stop here for
91. Burgess Falls State Park – (L) Burgess including boating, fishing, waterskiing, Turn R onto TN-56N, go brochures and tourist
onto US-70/Bockman Way 14.5 miles to first see dock and many other special amenities.
(toward Smithville). Go Falls is named after pt. 94. camping, hiking and swimming — all while 6.9 miles. Make slight R, info for Smithville and
Tom Burgess, a exploring the breathtaking scenery. This follow signs to Lakeside
The newest addition is the Holly Suites
5.8 miles, turn R onto Additional lake access — four executive the county.
TN-136. Go 4.3 miles, Revolutionary War from US-70 in Smithville: 64-mile-long reservoir has 415 miles of Resort, go 0.7 mile to
turn L onto TN-135/ veteran who settled largely undeveloped shoreline and 18,200 pt. 96. suites that have 400 W. Public Sq. 101. Webb’s Pharmacy &
Burgess Falls Rd. Go 3.5 Go N on TN-56N for great views and Smithville Gifts – The vintage
along this section of 6.5 miles. acres of pure, deep water — the ideal 358 Relax Dr.
miles to pt. 91. the Falling Water River habitat for many species of fish. There are Smithville plenty of extras. orange and blue Rexall
4000 Burgess Falls Dr. Go N on TN-96N for 615-597-4298 Guests can spend
in the 1790s. A 1.5- 6.5 miles. nine marinas, nine recreation areas, five Drugs sign lets you
Sparta, 931-432-5312 the night in a
mile trail loop follows Corps. of Engineers: restaurants and five campgrounds gracing know you’ve arrived
Retrace route on TN-135 to fully furnished at the F.Z. Webb
TN-136, go S on TN-136 to the bluffs along the 931-548-4521 the shoreline. See marinas list on page 13.
south bank of the cabin with a full kitchen. Pharmacy, the oldest
int. with US-70. Continue S
on TN-136 to go off-trail to gorge, starting at Falling Water Cascades Continue W on US-70 for 95. The Inn at Evins Mill – (L) The perfect family-run pharmacy
5.4 miles, turn L onto mix of scenic beauty and relaxation, this Return to TN-56. Turn R 97. Appalachian Center for Craft – (R) This
pt. 92 or go W on US-70W and ending at a platform overlooking onto TN-56, go 0.9 mile. 87,000-square-foot facility, located on more in the state since
to pt. 94. Evins Mill Rd. Go 1.3 historic property actually dates back to 1881. Browse the rows
Burgess Falls. Two other falls are also miles to pt. 95. Turn R on Craft Center Rd., than 500 wooded acres overlooking Center
visible from the trail. A stairway leads 1824, when a Tennessee land grant recorded go 1.3 miles to pt. 97. of gifts, souvenirs and
OFF-TRAIL 1535 Evins Mill Rd. it as Lockhart’s Mill. In the late 1930s, Edgar Hill Lake, includes spacious studios, a retail
down to the overhang of Burgess Falls and Smithville 1560 Craft Center Rd. gallery, exhibition Tennessee-crafted items.
From pt. 90, go S on continues down into the gorge. 615-269-3740 Evins, a state senator and successful Smithville
TN-289/N. Spring St. for 615-597-2088 businessman, bought the property and 615-597-6801 galleries, hiking trails From sq., turn R onto 102. Stella Luna Art Gallery – (L) Whether your
approx. 3 miles. Turn R 92. Foglight Foodhouse – (L) This hidden built the present mill in conjunction with and an on-site café. W. Main St., turn L into art passion is to appreciate, collect, or end
onto US-70/Bockman Way In addition, it offers S. College St. Go 0.3 miles the search for a special gift, the treasure
gem features Cajun dishes, fresh seafood, an emerging business in Lebanon called to pt. 102.
(toward Smithville). Go steaks and nightly specials. Peanut sacks Martha White. Stop and stroll the grounds of academic degrees and hunt is over as you drive through the
5.8 miles to int. of US-70 workshops in clay, 412 S. College St.
cover the ceiling and a good deal of the Smithville tranquil hills and
& TN-136. fibers, glass metal and
lighting is provided by colanders converted 615-597-4004 valleys to historic
From pt. 91, retrace route wood. Everyone can Smithville, home
on TN-135 to TN-136. into overhead fixtures. Although the hours
enjoy this beautiful
Go S on TN-136 to int.
are limited to
Smithville FiddleRS’ c r a f t- e d uc a t ion
of this delightful
gallery. Here you’ll
From int. of US-70 & TN-136,
go S on TN-136 for approx.
make it a regular
place for dinner.
JamboRee & cRaFtS FeStival facility. Special events include April’s
Celebration of Craft and November’s Holiday
discover a show-
case of award-
10.7 miles. At dead-end, Open Tues.-Thurs., Every summer, Smithville kicks it up big for the old-time Festival. Open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. winning local and national artist-craftsmen.
turn R to continue on 5-8 p.m.; Fri. & Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree & Crafts Festival. It has grown into
TN-136, turn R on a major event, drawing hundreds of musicians and crafts people, You’ll arrive in pt. 98 on 98. Smithville – The From pt. 102, take 103. Griffin’s Fruit Market – (R) As you head
Powerhouse Rd. Go 0.2
Sat., 5-9 p.m. route to pt. 99. city of Smithville Broad St. Dr. to return out of Smithville, don’t miss this little
as well as thousands of spectators from around the world on the to US-70W/W. Broad St.
mile to pt. 92. 93. Rock Island State Park – (L) Located about Friday and Saturday nearest the Fourth of July. The festival began was founded in fruit and vegetable stand. Locals say when
1838 as the seat Turn L onto US-70W/
275 Powerhouse Rd. 15 miles from Sparta, this popular park in 1972 as a small town event to celebrate Independence Day, just W. Broad St., go 0.1 mile watermelons and tomatoes are at their
Walling, 931-657-2364 of DeKalb County.
features cabins, as generations before had done on the courthouse square. It’s a to pt. 103. season’s peak,
Retrace route on It was located on they alone are
Powerhouse Rd. to
campsites, picnic reminder of days gone by — paying homage to the pure sound of live 316 W. Broad St.
pavilions, boating Appalachian music and handmade 50 acres donated Smithville worth the stop.
TN-136. Turn R on TN-136, by Bernard Richardson and named
go 0.5 mile to pt. 93. and fishing on the crafts. The jamboree, which today Find a variety of
82 Beach Rd., Rock Island popular Center draws more than 140,000 people, “Smithville” by the general assembly in produce, plants
931-686-2471 Hill Lake. The has been selected as a “Top 20 honor of Samuel Granville Smith of Jackson and specialty
From pt. 93, turn L on scenic beauty of Tourist Favorite” by the Southern County, a state senator and Tennessee’s canned goods.
TN-136, then L to the 883-acre wooded area is dominated by Tourism Society and is also listed by secretary of state. The first weekend of Since 2002, it’s been ranked “No. 1 for
continue N on TN-136 the 80-foot Twin Falls, which can be viewed the American Business Associates each July, the small town swells to more Produce” in The Smithville Review.
back to US-70W. Turn L from an overlook across an imposing lime- as one of the top 100 tourist events than 100,000 people for the famous
onto US-70W to rejoin Fiddler’s Jamboree & Crafts Festival, which
main trail enroute to stone gorge. You may also drive to the Great in North America.
pt. 94. Falls Overlook, the Gorge Overlook and the has been held annually since 1972.
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Go W on US-70W for 5.3 104. edgar evins State Park – (R) This 6,000- turn of the century. You’ll find antiques, Continue W on 111. Fiddler’s Grove Historic Village – (R) Ever
miles, turn R onto TN-96.
Go 11.8 miles, turn R
acre park on the
banks of Center
specialty stores and art galleries, plus
unique places to grab a bite or have a cup
Tennessee Blvd. toward
Linwood Rd. for 0.3
wonder what life was like in Wilson County
at the turn of the century? You can relive
tennessee civil war trails
onto Park Rd. Go 1.2 mile. Turn L onto Between 1861-1865, Tennessee was a hotbed of Civil War
miles, turn R to pt. 104 Hill Lake is a great of coffee. Linwood Rd., go 0.2 those days firsthand in this unique and
place to take in historical village activity. Forming the northern border of the Confederate
welcome center. Park and walk to visit these highlights on mile. Turn R onto
the splendor of US-70W/TN-26W/ at the James E. States of America, Tennessee was the last state to secede from
1630 Edgar Evins and around the square (points 107-109):
State Park Rd. one of Tennessee’s Sparta Pk. Go 9.6 miles Ward Agricultural the Union and the first to rejoin after the war’s end. Many of
Silver Point most beautiful 314 Public Sq. 108. Jim’s Antiques – Right on the corner of to pt. 111 located Center. More than the war’s important sites are preserved and marked as a part
reservoirs. Don’t miss the observation Watertown Main Street and Depot Avenue you’ll find inside Wilson County
50 structures, of the Tennessee Civil War Trails program, part of a five-state
The Galley Restaurant: 615-237-1777 Fairgrounds. trails system that helps visitors explore the Civil
931-858-2424 tower at the Visitor Center for a spectacular the home of the “Best Bargains Around.” original and
view of the lake and surrounding hillsides. Jim’s trained eye is always on the search
945 E. Baddour Pkwy
replicated, have War through the places that tell its story. The
Spend some time here picnicking, camping, for unusual and interesting things, and you been brought from their original locations Cumberland River in Carthage and the railroads
boating, fishing, taking photos and can always find in the county, or built on site, to create throughout Tennessee played a strategic role in
observing the wildlife. Stay overnight in something new. a small village, including a one-room the conflict, transporting troops and supplies;
the lodging complex or dine at The Galley Jim is the official schoolhouse, a working blacksmith shop, look for markers along the Promised Land Trail,
Restaurant located at Edgar Evans Marina. “Mayor of the church, jail, grist mill and more. Open Tues.- and pick up trail brochures at any of the
Did You information centers and many of the museums
KNOW Square,” too — so Sat., 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Some of country stop in and say
Did You on the route. Learn more at tnvacation.com.
music’s biggest stars hello and pick up Tennessee ranks No. 1
have called Smithville among other states in the Tennessee’s Civil War Sesquicentennial
a brochure on more things to see and do. commemorates the 150th anniversary of the
their home, includ- Did You total number of soldiers
KNOW state’s participation in
ing Alan Jackson Watertown hosts the who fought in the Civil
(pictured L) and “Original Mile-Long Yard War, reinforcing its the American Civil
Aaron Tippin (R). Sale” twice a year reputation as “The Volunteer State” — a War. Tennessee ranks
(spring and fall), from nickname earned during the War of 1812. second in the country
Retrace route to US-70, 105. Liberty – (L) Liberty holds the distinction Main Street along Hwy in number of battle-
turn R to continue W on of being the oldest town in DeKalb County. 70 toward Lebanon. Go N on E. Baddour 112. Fort Nashborough – (R) The great city of fields, and presents a
US-70W for 5.5 miles. By 1807, it had been laid off in half-acre lots Pkwy., turn L onto Nashville traces its roots to this site on the
Turn L onto TN-53, then unique and powerful
by its founder, Adam Dale, who arrived in 120 E. Main St. 109. Blue Tomato Market & Café – After E. Main St. At traffic banks of the Cumberland River. In 1780,
immediate L onto circle, continue straight
history to Civil War
1797 from Maryland. Dale, along with John Watertown shopping head over to this favorite James Robertson
W. Main St. Go 0.8 mile 615-237-0065 onto W. Main St. enthusiasts and
to pt. 105. and Leonard fite and probably Stephen Watertown spot featuring fantastic coffee Main St. becomes and a group of curious visitors.
Robinson, cut a road and the best US-70W/Lebanon Rd.; early pioneers ®
into the Liberty area hot chocolate in follow US-70 for 30.6 established a
from Nashville. Dale’s town. Blue Tomato miles to pt. 112. settlement here.
friends and relatives also serves up a 170 first Ave. N. This reconstruc-
soon followed these variety of unique Nashville tion uses the
roads to settle the sandwiches and same building elements as those early LeARN MORe ABOuT HISTORy IN THe
area. Take your own burgers. The menu forts, built to house the settlers and their PROMISeD TRAIL AReA
impromptu driving tour around the historic is always changing, so there’s always a families and protect them from Native
houses and buildings. reason to return. Closed Sun. & Mon. American attacks. Open daily, 9 a.m-5 p.m.
Return to US-70, turn L to 106. Watertown – Prior to the town’s establish- fACEBOOK BEST BURGER EVER!!! Turn R onto Broadway, go 113. Antique Archaeology – (R) End your
fAN 0.6 mile. Turn R onto
continue W on US-70 for ment, this land was an American fAVORITE We’re coming back soon. journey here, at this antique shop owned by
12.7 miles to pt. 106. Revolutionary War grant given to Colonel 10th Ave. N., then L onto Mike Wolf of the popular History Channel’s
From sq., return to US-70, 110. Stardust Drive-In Theater – (L) Relive Charlotte Pk. Go 0.2 mile,
Archibald Lytle and his brother William. In take 1st R onto 11th Ave. N. American Pickers program. It’s full of
1885, the Nashville & Knoxville Railroad turn R. Go 1.4 miles, the golden age of American treasures
turn R onto W. Main St. Road turns L and becomes
built a depot here, making it a business hub outdoor movies at Clinton St. and housed in American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
Go 0.1 mile, turn L onto
for the area. After a 1903 fire swept through Tennessee Blvd. Go 0.3 this two-screen 1300 Clinton St., Ste. 130 historic Marathon
the wooden structures in town, a new miles, turn R onto Purple drive-in. Stardust (Marathon Village) Village, a former Granville: Images of America by Granville Museum, Inc.
square, surrounded by brick buildings, was Tiger Dr. to pt. 110. shows the newest Nashville car factory dating The Quilts of Tennessee: Images of Domestic Life Prior to 1930
laid out creating 310 Purple Tiger Dr. releases with the back to the early by Bets Ramsey and Merikay Waldvogel
the current city of Watertown latest technology 1900s.
615-237-0077 Touring the Middle Tennessee Backroads by Robert Brandt
Watertown. of sound and projection. It’s a fun
outing for everyone in the family. The Visiting our region helps us preserve and tell You can purchase these at: Amazon.com
From US-70, turn R onto 107. Historic Watertown concession stand is stocked with all your our stories — thanks for visiting and no matter
Depot St., go 0.1 mile. Square – (R) The where your travels take you next, we hope
Turn R onto E. Main St. drive-in favorites, too.
last town square on the pioneer spirit of the Promised Land stays
to pt. 107.
our trail is one of the area’s favorites. Here, with you.
Park and walk to the square has changed very little since the
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