Tennessee's Backroads Heritage
A Southern Middle Tennessee Journey
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Chapel Hill

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

Fun Things to See and Do...


Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, 37034

Located 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. 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.

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Lions Club "Super Pull of the South"
310 N Horton Hwy
P O Box 98 (mailing address)
Chapel Hill, 37034

Come and enjoy the excitement that never stops as these horse power monsters roar down the track, chasing the share of over $100,000 in prize money and bragging rights for a year as the "Chapel Hill Champ." This NPTA sanctioned invitational event draws all the top names in the Super Stock Tractors, 2-Wheel Drive Trucks, 4-Wheel Drive Trucks, Unlimited (multi-engine) Tractors and the Mini-Rod Classes. Held every July for two nights in the beautiful community of Chapel Hill. This event has been voted "Pull of the Year" for 8 times by the National Tractor Pullers Association. The location of the event is 310 N Horton Parkway where the "roar begins and ends." Advanced purchase of tickets is suggested.


Nash Family Creamery
4019 Highway 41A North
Chapel Hill, 37034

Ice cream shop and manufacturer. We hold seasonal events along with selling gourmet grilled cheese, baked goods and local "Pick TN' products and more. Will be making cheese starting summer 2021.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest Boyhood Home and Southern Heritage Festival
4435 Pyles Rd
Chapel Hill, 37034
800-380-1896, 615-833-2930

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. At this time, the home is not open on a daily basis; 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.


Southern Scents & More
4400 Thick Rd
Chapel Hill, 37034

Southern Scents & More is a business with hand-poured candles (93% soy, 7% paraffin) featuring over 400 scents. Other items include all kinds of hand-made crafts. Most anything you want that is hand-made, Southern Scents makes it. If they don't make it or have it, they can usually get it.

Overnight Accommodations

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Henry Horton State Park
358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, 37034

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.


Fun Things to See and Do...

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Battle of Farmington Civil War Site

2236 Hwy 64
Lewisburg, 37091

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.


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Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association (TWHBEA)
250 N Ellington
Lewisburg, 37091

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.


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City of Lewisburg

131 East Church St
Lewisburg, 37091



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Sons of Confederate Veterans Headquarters/Historic Elm Springs
740 Mooresville Pike
Columbia, 38401
800-MY DIXIE (800-693-4943)

The Sons of Confederate Veterans General Headquarters, known as "Elm Springs", is located, approximately 45 miles south of Nashville and 20 miles south of Franklin. Elm Springs is a lovely antebellum home built in 1837 by two wealthy cotton merchants from New Orleans. In 1992, it was acquired by the SCV to serve as the SCV national headquarters. "Elm Springs" is open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST. The home and gift shop are closed on Sat. and Sun. The gift shop offers an wide selection of books on the Civil War. "Elm Springs" can be reserved for special events, weddings and group tours with advanced notice.

The SCV is the direct heir of the United Confederate Veterans and the oldest hereditary organization for male descendants of Confederate soldiers. Organized at Richmond, VA in 1896, the SCV serves as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved.


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Milky Way Farm
520 Milky Way Rd
Pulaski, TN 38478

Milky Way Farm found its beginning in a nickel candy bar. Frank Mars, the founder of Mars Candy that built this farm in the early 1930s. We offer tours, weddings, group luncheons, corporate meetings, festivals and events. Schedule your visit today.

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Confederate Memorial Park at Winstead Hill
Columbia Pk (Hwy 31)
Franklin 37064

Located 2 miles south of Franklin on Columbia Pike (Hwy 31), the Confederate Memorial Park at Winstead Hill is the location of Confederate General John Bell Hood's headquarters during the Battle of Franklin, who fought in the evening hours of November 30, 1864.

The Confederate Army of Tennessee formed at the foot of Winstead Hill and stepped off at 4 p.m. to begin the march northward to attack the Federal earthworks south of Franklin in one of the bloodiest battles of the war.

The property, owned by the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, is the home for 14 monuments and 4 metal plaques for individuals and states with troops or individuals who participated in the Battles of Franklin, including the April 1863 battle.

The park is open 365 days a year from dawn to dusk. There is no admission fee but donations are greatly appreciated for maintenance.