Tennessee's Backroads
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey

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Coffee County, created in 1836 from Bedford, Warren and Franklin counties was named in honor of John Coffee (1772-1833), Creek War and War of 1812 cavalry commander, frontiersman, congressionally appointed surveyor general, land dealer and prosperous planter.


Fun Things to See and Do

Beechgrove Confederate
Cemetery Park

Junction of I-24 and Hwy 64
Beechgrove, 37018

A Civil War tourist attraction, this hilltop pioneer cemetery was the silent witness to the Battle of Hoover’s Gap in 1863. The cemetery is known as the Confederate Cemetery Park, one of the South’s oldest Confederate cemeteries for fallen soldiers. This Civil War site has more than 450 Confederate soldiers buried at Beechgrove Confederate Cemetery Park. Open 7 days a week during daylight hours; audio and visual interpretation available on site. Markers for the Tullahoma Campaign Trail and picnic shelters available. Water and bathrooms available spring through fall.


Gregory’s Beechgrove Country Store and Kitchen
13995 Murfreesboro Hwy
Beechgrove, 37018

Gregory’s Beechgrove Country Store is a locally owned, family operated country store and kitchen. This eatery specializes in breakfast and lunch, Monday-Saturday. On Friday night, enjoy a great Fish Fry where American farm-raised catfish is breaded in house and served as a special meal. On weekdays, featured daily are meat and two specials along with homemade desserts; drinks are fan favorites and served in bottled glass. This downhome restaurant loves “locals.” In addition to great food, come see local goods such as peanuts, jams, candles, earrings and more. Located just down the road from the Beechgrove Confederate Cemetery.

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Beans Creek Winery
426 Ragsdale Rd
Manchester, 37355

Founded in 2003, Beans Creek Winery was formed by Tom and Becky Brown and a group of Tennessee winegrowers. Tom spent 40 years perfecting our award winning wine style before turning the bulk of the operation over to current winemaker, Josh Brown. Wines range from dry, full-bodied reds, sweet whites, port style, sherry style and fruit wines. Tours and tastings are offered daily with an interesting gift shop. The winery offers their Grape Jam Music Series once a month from May-October. Located in the heart of Middle Tennessee off I-24, Hwy 55, exit 111.

Coffee County Historical Society
101 West Fort St, Box 2
Manchester, 37355

The Coffee County Historical Society collects information, memorabilia and other items related to the rich history and heritage of the county. A newsletter is published six times a year.

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Harvest Local Foods
101 N Irwin St
Manchester, 37355

Harvest Local Foods is a specialty grocery store with local goods such as locally raised beef, pork, chicken and lamb, free range, organic eggs, locally grown/seasonal produce, dairy products, fermented products, dried goods, honey, coffees, teas, immune-boosting health products as well as CBD products, mushroom extracts and natural body care products and more. Also offered is a craft beer station with locally brewed beers available by the glass or to go. Around 95% of the products sold are produced in the State of Tennessee and about a third of the vendors are from Coffee County. For more information email ellen@harvestlocalfoods.biz. Hours are Tues. - Fri., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday.

Madeline’s Antiques & Uniques
6107 Murfreesboro Hwy (Exit 105 off I-24)
Manchester, 37355
931-723-8013, 931-312-0928

This antique shop has over 40 dealers in 8,000 square feet of space. Step back in time and see selections of quality antiques, furniture, glassware, pottery and more. Selections offered include Roseville, McCoy, Victorian period items, dolls, vintage jewelry and
various outdoor garden decor. We buy old stuff! Open 7 days a week.

Old Stone Fort Golf Course
1017 Country Club Dr
Manchester, 37355

Originally opening in the 1960s, this golf course is a great place for golfers of all abilities to enjoy a round of golf. It is one of the most scenic courses in the State of Tennessee with beaver, otter and many kinds of birds along the Duck River. It is a fun place to play and was occupied by the Indians for 300 years. You can still see an Indian mound between hole #1 and #9. This area also may have been visited by Desoto’s Lost Band in the 1500’s and was occupied by the Confederate forces in the winter of 1863. Open seven days a week. Kids 12 and under play free, Senior and Military $15.50 for 9 holes with cart, $18 others. Call before coming for any unscheduled closures.

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