Nashville January 30, 2017
The Most Criminally Overlooked Town Near Nashville And Why You Need To Visit
Wartrace, Tennessee is a little known small town located just a hot second outside of Nashville. There’s a single exit off the road marking the spot, the sweet town of just over 600 folks sitting square in the middle of the countryside. With a history that stretches way back into the 19th century, this is the kind of day trip you ponder over for years to come. Ready to adventure?
Here you can see Historic Downtown Wartrace, once a bustling small town metropolis with the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway sending thirteen trains through the town every day.
The very name, "Wartrace" came from its Native American roots, as the area was once used for war paths and trails.
You can pick up a, "Walking Tour of Historic Homes and Buildings" at the town hall if you're looking to enjoy the historic tilt of the town. It was in the 1990s that dozens of homes and buildings were put on the National Registrar of Historic Places, preserving the town for years to come.
Chockley Tavern was built in 1852, and is now protected as a historic building in Wartrace. It was once used as a meeting place for Confederate soldiers, although it now goes largely unused.
The Baptist church in Wartrace is a stunning building that overlooks Vine Street. If you're looking to visit during a Sunday, you'll want to punch 105 Vine Street into your GPS. Service begins at 11am.
The history of Tennessee's walking horse community is based in Wartrace, the town having been nicknamed, "The cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse." You can even visit the Tennessee Walking Horse National Museum located downtown.
There's a lot of history here, kind people and lazy, suburban roads. Wartrace doesn't get a lot of recognition when it comes to neighboring Franklin and Nashville, even Murfreesboro - but this is the sweet southern town you've been dreaming of, and it's closer than you think.
What a darling little place! We’d visit any day.
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