Tennessee's Backroads
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey


Marshall County
Chapel Hill - Lewisburg
Marshall County, created in 1836 from Giles, Bedford, Lincoln and Maury counties; Named in honor of John Marshall (1755-1835), Revolutionary War soldier and Federal leader, U.S. Congressman, Secretary of State, and chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
 

Chapel Hill
Attractions

Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, 37034
931-364-2222
www.tnstateparks.com
 
Located along on the shores of the Duck River, this park has become known among sportsmen for its award-winning trap and skeet range featuring four trap and five combination skeet/trap fields. During the summer months enjoy the Olympic-sized pool. Enjoy picnics or a canoe trip down the easy-flowing Duck River. A perfect setting for corporate retreats or family reunions with conference facilities accommodating up to 160 people.

Lions SuperPull of the South
P O Box 98, 37034
931-364-7384
www.lionssuperpull.com
 
Set for July 21 and 22, 2012, the Lions SuperPull of the South is a SuperNational Truck and Tractor Pull santioned by the NTPS (National Tractor Pullers Association) that takes place in the heart of Chapel Hill. This is the 36th year for this event which will feature the top competitors from all across the country vieing for $100,000 in cash and awards. This two-day event will attract approximately 20,000 folks who will make the trek to Chapel Hill - just a short distance from Nashville, TN (south) and Huntsville, AL (north). For ticket prices and reserved seating for the standing room only event can be purchased at www.lionssuperpull.com.

Nathan Bedford Forrest
Boyhood Home

4435 Pyles Rd
Chapel Hill, 37034
800-380-1896, 615-833-8977
www.elmspringscsa.com
The boyhood home of the great Confederate cavalry general, Nathan Bedford Forrest, is located on land that was originally a Revolutionary War land grant. William Forrest, the general’s father, bought the house and land, moved the family from the frontier village of Chapel Hill to this location and lived here from 1830-1833. The site includes the original two story 1820’s cedar cabin and barn plus 57 acres of woods and farmland. In 1997, the Sons of Confederate Veterans acquired the property and began the restoration and maintenance of this historic site. Although not open on a daily basis at this time, tours are available by calling for advance reservations. This is also the site of the annual Southern Heritage Festival held the 3rd Saturday in June.
 
Overnight Accommodations

Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, 37034
931-364-2222
www.tnstateparks.com
 
A very popular lodging facility for golfers, vacationing families, corporate retreats, etc. the Henry Horton State Park lodge offers 65 rooms and four suites as well as rustic cabins and a campground. Located 40 miles south of Nashville off I-65
Lewisburg
Attractions

Battle of Farmington
Civil War Site

2236 Hwy 64
Lewisburg, 37091
931-359-4732

 
This site served as the only military action of any consequence in Marshall County in 1863. A monument was raised by the area citizens in 1874 to commemorate soldiers buried there. Located between Lewisburg and Shelbyville.
Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders And Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA)
250 N Ellington
Lewisburg, 37091
931-359-1574
www.twhbea.com
 
The TWHBEA, headquartered in Lewisburg, is the oldest and most prestigious organization devoted to the promotion of the breed. Founded in 1935, the breed registry was established to record the pedigrees of the Tennessee Walking Horse. Its goal is to maintain the purity of the breed, to promote greater awareness of the Tennessee Walking Horse and its qualities, to encourage expansion of the breed, and to help assure its general welfare.”
 
Services
City of Lewisburg
131 East Church St
Lewisburg, 37091
931-359-1544
www.lewisburgtn.com

 


Marshall Tribune
111 West Commerce St
Lewisburg, 37091
931-359-1188
www.marshalltribune.com
 

Covering the news in Marshall County since 1898.


 
Neighbors
Franklin - Heading Toward Nashville
Historic Lotz House Antiques &
Fine Arts Appraisal

1111 Columbia Ave
Franklin, 37064
615-790-7190
www.lotzhouse.com

 
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976, the Historic Lotz House is located in the heart of downtown Historic Franklin, at “ground zero” of the Battle of Franklin - a pivotal battle in the Civil War in 1864. The museum is open Mon – Sat, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. , Sun, 1 – 4 p.m.. Guided tours available and begin one hour before closing. Staff on-site for fine antique art appraisals – credentials include being a member of the American Society of Appraisers.
 






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