In 1837 William Locke Weems discovered
the mineral springs around which a resort
flourished for over a century. Among the
historical events which occurred here was
the establishment of the Bar Association
of Tennessee on July 4. 1882. The . . . — — Map (db m155761) HM
Major Philip Van Horn Weems, CSA
Born Nov. 6. 1837, Philip Van Horn Weems owned this property known as Weems's Springs prior to the Civil War. In May 1861, he enlisted in the Hickman Guards, later Co. H, 11th Regt. TN, . . . — — Map (db m155770) HM
Five miles south, on Sulphur Creek, Adam Coble, a pioneer, established a pottery in
1823 It operated successfully until 1861, when the War between the States forced its closing. — — Map (db m156531) HM
This pioneer is buried under an ancient poplar 400 yds. S.E. While returning to the Cumberland Settlements from a surveying trip, with James Robertson, Robert Weakley, J. Smith, Richard Shaffer and John Garner, he was killed by Indians from ambush . . . — — Map (db m156537) HM
In 1864, the Hickman County Courthouse and Centerville's business district around the public square became a burned-out war zone. Confederate Col. Jacob B. "Jake" Biffle pursued Col. John Murphy's 2nd Tennessee Mounted Infantry for two days from . . . — — Map (db m99020) HM
In honor of the men of
Hickman County who
gave the supreme
sacrifice in defense
of their country
Lord, remember me when you
come as king. Jesus said this
day you will be with me
Luke 24: . . . — — Map (db m224724) WM
Established 1807: named in honor of
Long Hunter and gallant explorer
who was killed by Indians near the
present site of Centerville in 1791.
Established 1843; named in honor of . . . — — Map (db m168647) HM
Goodrich, one mile west, once a furnace town producing pig iron from ore from Nunnelly mines, was the birthplace of Beth Slater Whitson, writer of poems, stories, and songs. Her best known song lyrics were “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland” . . . — — Map (db m156539) HM
Hickman County's first courthouse and jail, hewn log structures, stood on the hill 300 yards away, in the midst of the pioneer of town of Vernon. The Legislative act making Centerville the county seat was passed in 1821 and the courthouse was moved . . . — — Map (db m156576) HM
An outstanding teacher dedicated to her pupils for 50 years, 30 of which she was the principal of Nunnelly School, retiring in 1972. She was an artist, a poet, a musician, a high school basketball coach of renown, a benefactor to her many needy . . . — — Map (db m156543) HM
In 1810 Lawson and Elizabeth Sandles Nunnelly settled in the area that became Vernon, just down the road from this garden. Their family farmed, operated a mining company, and ran a general store on the banks of the Piney River. In 1882 this . . . — — Map (db m156546) HM
Samuel B. Lee and James Gould built the furnace as part of an ironworks that employed hundreds. They located here due to the proximity of the raw materials needed to produce iron - iron ore, limestone, sand, wood for charcoal to fuel the furnace, . . . — — Map (db m156577) HM
The old Natchez Trace was a 450-plus-mile footpath that ran through Natchez, Choctaw, and Chickasaw lands.
The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail consists of five separate sections for over 60 miles of trail, including some segments of the . . . — — Map (db m107106) HM
This trail descends to Jackson Falls, a beautifully sculptured cascade that seems ageless. But it isn’t. For thousands of years before the falls existed, Jackson Branch flowed into this high valley, isolated from the Duck River below.
Then, in . . . — — Map (db m84576)
The Natchez Trace Parkway leads you 444 miles through three states and 10,000 years of North American history. Also designated as a National Scenic Byway and All-American Road, the Parkway encourages travelers to experience historic and scenic . . . — — Map (db m108199) HM
Preserved here is a 2,000-foot long section of the original Old Natchez Trace which follows a ridge 300 feet above the Duck River.
A 10-15 minute stroll will take you to the end of the trail and back and provide a change of pace from driving. . . . — — Map (db m84582) HM
The Morrow family farm, visible from this outlook, is an excellent example of agriculture working in harmony with the environment. The Morrow’s, like other conservation farmers, have a strong conservation ethic and a desire to leave improved soil . . . — — Map (db m84575) HM
is designed to encourage leisurely exploration of the history and beauty of Old Southwest. Here are a few pointers to make your trip more enjoyable.
Here are a few pointers to make your trip more enjoyable.
Regulations and Safety
Obey . . . — — Map (db m107105) HM