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The Terrifying Story Behind This Nashville Lake Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

The town of Old Jefferson has long been a bit of a mystery in the Nashville area. There are rumors of a city burned to the ground – unnecessarily. But what’s true, and what’s wildly, wildly false? It’s a terrifying story because this is the tale of a ream of human mistakes. Someone made a bad call, and it tore a town from Tennessee history.

The site of Old Jefferson is near Smyrna, and you can go pay homage to the town that was burned by the very ones that loved it. Eerie times. Even the best can turn on you, you know? If you’re looking for some more unbelievable things in Tennessee, these Nashville marvels must be seen to be believed – we promise.

Meghan O'Brien
Meghan is a Tennessee transplant wildly in love with Music City. She’s quite the fan of snobby coffee, late night diner dates and the unnecessary hair flip.