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									                                                                                    nashville area
                                                                                  self-guided driving tour
                                                                                                                                          Welcome to the
                                                                                                                                        Promised Land Trail.
                                                                                                                                          See THe DRIVING
                                                                                                                                             TOuR MAP
                                                                                                                                            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.
                                                                  of the
          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 You’ll find the                                                  full of uNIQue TReASuReS; and natural areas showcasing                       • Don’t forget to visit your favorite online review sites (such as
                                                                   Trail a
           directions, stops and stories that make the Top Secret                                              the sights, sounds and wildlife the settlers encountered              or 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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                                                                 10% recycled                                                           fRIENDLY                                          Lebanon; Burgess Falls State Park, Sparta,
on Tennessee, call 1-800-GO2-TENN                                                                                                                              PROGRAM
       or visit                                                                              Find more information at                                                                                                                 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.
2                                                                                                                    See Promised Land Trail map on page 14.     Find more information at                                                                                                           3
                                                                                                     Did You
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.
                                                                                                                                                                 Interstate Access:
                                                                                                                                                                                              comed thousands,
                                                                                                                                                                                              including a few
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Still in operation, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Walton was a popular
                                                                                                     Did You
         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
4                                                                                                                      See Promised Land Trail map on page 14.   Find more information at                                                                                                              5
                                                                              169 Clover St.               29. T. B. Sutton General Store – (L) Situated                                          of Jere Baxter,                                                               its award-winning wines. Visitors may
                             deford Bailey
                                                                              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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did You
    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
                                many      Century
                                                                              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:
                                 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.

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                                      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
                          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
NASHVILLe                          GRANVILLe
                                                                                                                                                    ? The Oxford the first                               WATeRTOWN
                                                                        Poet’s on the Square                   Simonton’s Cheese &                                                                                                                             at 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
                                                                                                                                                   Hurricane Marina’s
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
                                                                        Cumberland Mountain
                                                                        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
                                                                                                                                                   (; 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, DelMonaco          Granville B&B                        615-269-3740, 615-597-2088
                                                                                                                                                   Winery-Barbara DelMonaco, Dipsy Doodle-Kevin O’Mara (, 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 (; 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; Pg. 12: fiddlers’ Jamboree poster-Jorge Arrieta (, fiddlers’                                                (See pg. 26, pt. 104)
                                   Maddux Station                                                                                                                                                                                                              931-653-4560
                                                                        931-456-9111                           SMITHVILLe AReA                     Jamboree performance-Andrew Steele (, 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 (;       Granville Marina & Resort
                                                                        Family Ties Restaurant                                                     Pg. 17 (& pg. 26): Jim’s Antiques-Jim Amero (; Pg. 18: Muddy Pond community-                                                     Silver Point, 931-858-2446
Cornerstone Café                   Mauricio’s Italian Restaurant                                               Bumpers Drive-In          , 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; Scarritt College-Mark Gstohl; Pg. 20: Homesteads
                                                                        Forte’s on the Square                                                      house-Denise Brinkley; Pg. 21: Cumberland Gap-Bill Carey (, 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, 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 (                                                              Cookeville, 931-520-6240             Marinas and State Parks.
10                                                                                                       See Promised Land Trail map on page 14.   Find more information at                                                                                                                                   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
     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Off-Road Park
     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.
                                                                                                                                                         and camping.
                                                                                                                                                         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.
                                                                                                                                                         Smithville, 615-597-8800
                                                                                                                                                                                           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 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
                                                  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 or 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 for a complete event listing.                                                         615-885-2422
12                                                                                                             See Promised Land Trail map on page 14.   Find more information at                                                                                           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.

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        FARMS IN THe AReA                                                                   MONTeRey                                                                         ANTIQueS & QuILTS                         ALONG THe PROMISeD LAND TRAIL
                                                                                            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. 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
     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
                                                                                                                                                      Antiques, Inc.
     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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jongee’s Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   18 E. Bockman Way, Sparta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Jamie’s Quilts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ruthie’s Antiques
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Historic Town Square, Watertown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fresh Chairs
     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 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.
     931-432-3355.                                                                                                                                    931-653-4560

16                                                                                                          See Promised Land Trail map on page 14.   Find more information at                                                                                              17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did You
                                                                                                                                                               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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crossville treehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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                                                                                                         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
                                                                                               Did You
                                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.
                                                                                                                                                                Office: 931-484-6138
                                                                                                             trees that grew here. The Crab Orchard Inn,                                         and it officially
                                                                                                                                                                Cabin Reservations:
                            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
                                                                                               Did You
                                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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                165,000 visitors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Did You
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
pt. 78.
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.
Pleasant Hill
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
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                                   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.
with US-70.
                                   are limited to
                                   evenings, locals
                                                                                                   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

                            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:
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
pts. 107-109.
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