Tennessee's Backroads Heritage
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey
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FRANKLIN COUNTY

Belvidere
Estill Springs
Winchester

Franklin County, created in 1807 from Rutherford County and Indian lands was named in honor of Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790), American printer, diplomat, author, philosopher, scientist, statesman and member of the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence.

Belvidere

Fun Things to See and Do...

Falls Mill windmill


Falls Mill

134 Falls Mill Rd
Belvidere, 37306
931-469-7161
www.fallsmill.com

Nestled in a lush green cove along the banks of beautiful Factory Creek stands historic Falls Mill. Built in 1873 as a cotton and woolen factory, the mill was later converted for use as a cotton gin, then as a wood working shop and grist mill. Today the mill houses the Museum of Power and Industry, Inc. and the 32 foot waterwheel still powers machinery on four levels of the building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Mill is open to the public for tours each day except Wednesdays and Sundays. Visit the country store where various products can be purchased. Mail order services available. Overnight lodging in a log cabin bed and breakfast is available on the property.






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Fresh donuts


Swiss Pantry

10026 David Crockett Pkwy W
Belvidere, 37306
931-962-0567
www.swiss-pantry.com

Swiss Pantry is a unique country bulk food store and bakery serving its customers for over 30 years specializing in homemade baked goods. It has a reputation for the best fruitcakes during the holidays and specialty gift baskets throughout the year with a wide variety of items to choose from. Some discounts may apply. Grass fed beef, all natural pork, and a variety of deli meats and cheese available. SAVE THE DATE for the 1st Saturday in June for their Swiss Pantry Vendor Day and the 1st Saturday in October for the Annual Open House & Customer Appreciation Day. A family, fun-filled event you don’t want to miss.



Overnight Accommodations

cabin


Falls Mill
134 Falls Mill Rd
Belvidere, 37306
931-469-7161
www.fallsmill.com

Guests who would like to stay overnight may call to reserve this cozy 1895 log cabin, fully furnished with all the comforts of home. The first floor has a queen size sleeper sofa, wood burning fireplace, and satellite TV with DVD player. The decor features pine floors, glider rockers and handmade quilts on the beds. Smoking and pets are not permitted in the cabin. Since the mill is closed on Wednesday and Sunday we do not take new arrivals on those days. The second floor loft has a queen bed, a single bed, and the bathroom has a small shower. Firewood is provided in the cooler months. The cabin has electric heat and is air-conditioned for your comfort. Renters must be at least 21 years old. Advance reservations are required. Staying on the Falls Mills property offers a special lodging experience where guests will enjoy relaxing surroundings.




Estill Springs

Fun Things to See and Do...

areil view of drivein

Montana Drive In
10251 Tullahoma Hwy
Estill Springs, 37330
931-649-3454
www.montanadrivein.com

The Montana Drive In opened in 2004 with the purpose of offering a new kind of nostalgic entertainment for the family - outdoor movies with expanded concessions. You will enjoy watching a movie under the stars at the three-screen drive in in Estill Springs.




Winchester

Fun Things to See and Do...

hog on the high festival

Kiwanis Club meeting location

Kiwanis Club of Franklin County
P O Box 461
Winchester, 37398
931-607-7879
www.franklincountykiwanis.com
www.highonthehogfestival.com

This organization serves as the host to the “High on the Hog” BBQ Festival which is a KCBS sanctioned competition and held annually. Also, during the summer season, you can enjoy several weekend events known as the “Downtown Concert Series.” These are activities in the area that you will not want to miss! A fun time at every event.






old jail



Old Jail Museum
400 Dinah Shore Blvd
Winchester, 37398
931-967-0524

Located approximately 2 blocks from the Winchester Town Square. One of Winchester’s oldest buildings that dates back to 1897. This facility functioned as a working jail for 75 years housing prisoners as well as serving as the home of elected sheriffs and their families. The museum is open mid-April to mid-October; Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call for group tours.







Old Ham Theater



Oldham Theatre

115 1st Ave NE
Winchester, 37398
931-967-2516 www.oldhamtheatre.com

The smell of fresh popcorn will draw you into this historic theatre with two screens. Renovations have preserved the venue’s vintage look. See a first run movie in the grandeur of the 1950s.






Tims Ford boat of lake

Tims Ford State Park
570 Tims Ford Dr
Winchester, 37398
931-968-3536
www.tnstateparks.com/parks/tims-ford

Off of State Hwy 50, located on the Tims Ford Reservoir in the rolling hills of Southern Middle Tennessee is an outstanding recreational area and fishing paradise. The 1,321-acre Tims Ford State Park is one of the most picturesque in Tennessee and is regarded as having one of the top bass fishing and recreational lakes in the Southeast. The park includes paved hiking and biking trails that allow the hiker and cyclist to explore the natural surroundings of Tims Ford Lake and a marina that provides pontoon boat rentals and a boat launch and courtesy dock. There are two campgrounds at the park along with 20 beautiful cabins situated on the wooded slopes of Tims Ford Lake. The park features a challenging 18-hole Jack Nicholas designed Bear Trace signature golf course. A truly beautiful state park with great recreational opportunities.



Overnight Accommodations

tent at tims ford state park

Tims Ford State Park
570 Tims Ford Dr.
Winchester, 37398
931-968-3536
https://reserve.tnstateparks.com/tims-ford

Overlooking Tims Ford Lake, 20 cabins are available for overnight lodging. Two campgrounds are located at the park. A beautiful setting for relaxing and having a scenic view.



Services

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century21

Century 21 Mid-State Realty, LLC
1810 Sharp Springs Rd
Winchester, 37398
931-967-4321
www.century21midstate.com

If you are thinking of purchasing land, lake home, bluff view home, new constructed home, or a pre-loved home in Franklin, Coffee, Grundy, Lincoln, Marion, and Moore Counties in Tennessee, we specialize in lakefront homes, lake view homes, bluff view homes, new construction, large land tracts and lots. We invite you to check out the available inventory on our website. Offices are located in Winchester and Monteagle. We promise to give you the attention you deserve! For more information contact pampeckc21@gmail.com.








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City of Winchester
7 South High St
Winchester, 37398
931-967-2532
www.winchester-tn.com








Winchester Downtown adDowntown winchester

Winchester Downtown Program Corporation
100 1st Ave NW
Winchester, 37398
931-962-3393
www.winchesterdowntown.com

The Winchester Downtown Program Corporation is a non-profit corporation whose sole purpose is the recruitment and retention of an optimal mix of small businesses in the Winchester downtown district, to support the City of Winchester, the surrounding municipalities and Franklin County as a whole. The corporation’s focus is on business recruitment, events and promotion, downtown design, maintenance, and current business development. Downtown Winchester is a Main Street community!






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