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Bedford

Set among rolling hills & located approximately 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Along the way you can explore Historic Bell Buckle, a mecca for artisans, craftsmen, antiques, good food and music. Wartrace, found on Highway 64, is another unique hideaway; a visual step back in time, much of downtown Wartrace is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Known as the cradle of the Tennessee Walking Horse, Wartrace still hosts its own one...

Cannon

Woodbury, nestled in the rolling hills of scenic Middle Tennessee, is the seat of Cannon County, a small rural community with a big arts and crafts heritage. The county’s long tradition of white oak basket and chair-making has gained the attention of collectors and museums worldwide, including the Tennessee State Museum, the Smithsonian Institution and The Museum of Folk Culture in Hunan Province in China.

Cheatham

Established 1856. Named in honor of Edward S Cheatham(1818-1878), Speaker of the Senate, Tennessee. Legislature, 1855 and 1861. Cheatham County was formed by as act of Tennessee General Assembly on February 23, 1856. Land for the new county was taken from Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery and Robertson Counties.

Coffee

Coffee County was formed on January 8, 1836 from parts of Franklin, Bedford, and Warren Counties. Coffee County was named after General John Coffee, a close friend of Andrew Jackson. Gen. Coffee was also a hero of the War of 1812 and the Creek (Indian War). Coffee County, Tennessee is located in the south central portion of the State of Tennessee.

Cumberland

Cumberland County is situated in the East Grand Division of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 46,802. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 51,346. Its county seat is Crossville.

Davidson

Davidson County was created in 1783 by an Act of the North Carolina legislature; named in honor of William Lee Davidson (ca. 1746-1781), colonial soldier, Revolutionary War officer in the North Carolina Third, Fourth and Fifth Regiments who was killed in action at the Battle of Cowans Ford on the Catawba River in North Carolina. Davidson County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the state's three "grand divisions." Davidson County was formed...

Dekalb

DeKalb County, Tennessee is located in central middle Tennessee on the Highland Rim, a beautiful part of rural Tennessee made up of lush green forests and hills, crystal clear streams and a beautiful pristine lake. Center Hill Lake, a 64 mile long reservoir with 415 miles of largely undeveloped shoreline and 18,200 acres of deep, pure water - the ideal habitat for many species of fish. The lake offers a wide variety of sporting opportunities...

Dickson

The development of the iron industry in Dickson County did much to shape the county in its early years. However, the building of the railroad in the 1860s, the building of the “Broadway of America,” now known as Highway 70, and the construction of Interstate 40, all of which pass through the southern portion of the county, have done much to shape the county over the last 150 years.

Fentress

Fentress County is a county located in Middle Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 16,625. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 17,159. Its county seat is Jamestown. The county has a total area of 499 square miles, of which, 499 square miles of it is land and 0.4 square miles of it is water. Fentress County includes part of Dale Hollow Reservoir and is drained by forks of the Obey and Cumberland Rivers.

Franklin

Franklin is one of Tennessee's southern tier of counties and abuts the Alabama border. It has a varied geography, extending from the southeast corner of the Nashville Basin over the Highland Rim and up onto the Cumberland Plateau, for a difference in elevation of about 1300 ft. The county is well watered and forested, and except for the steeper areas of the plateau is well suited for agriculture, having a long growing season and mild winters.

Giles

Giles county is located 58 miles south of Nashville, TN and 47 miles north of Huntsville, AL, two of the South's most progressive cities. Its topography is beautifully contoured with rocks and high winding ridges in the north and stretches deep into the fertile valleys of Richland Creek in the south.

Hickman

The history of Hickman County began before Tennessee achieved statehood in 1796. In April 1791, Edwin Hickman, a native of North Carolina, led a surveying party into what is now Hickman County. Hickman’s party included James Robertson, later known as the Father of Middle Tennessee; Robert Weakley, who also played a prominent role n the early history of the state; and others. The party camped at the mouth of a small creek on the north side of...

Jackson

Jackson County is located in the Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee. Gainesboro, the county seat, is located 80 miles East of Nashville, 127 miles West of Knoxville, 120 miles Northwest of Chattanooga, and 20 miles North of Cookeville. Jackson County was named in honor of Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. Jackson County, the eighteenth county established in Tennessee, was created by an act of the Tennessee Legislature...

Lawrence

Lawrence County Tennessee is the home of Southern Gospel Music, Davy Crockett State Park and a large Amish Community as well as many people with a strong industrial work ethic.

Lewis

Lewis County is located in Middle Tennessee, southwest of Nashville. It is in one of the state's three "grand divisions". Lewis County was established on 23 December 1843 by the legislature from Hickman, Maury, Wayne and Lawrence Counties as a perpetual monument to Governor Meriwether Lewis. The legislature also directed that a monument be erected over Lewis' grave. The first county seat was the community of Gordon because it was the only...

Lincoln

The Lincoln County Process, used in the distillation of Tennessee whiskey, is named for this county, as Jack Daniel's distillery was originally located here. However, a subsequent redrawing of county lines resulted in the establishment of adjacent Moore County, where it is now located, so no current Lincoln County business uses its namesake process.

Macon

Macon County was formed in 1842 from portions of Smith and Sumner county and is located in Northern Middle Tennessee. Sumner County makes up the western boundary while Smith makes up the southern. To the east is Clay County and Jackson is found in the southeast. Southwest of Macon is Trousdale. The counties of Allen and Monroe in the great state of Kentucky make up the northern border.

Marshall

Marshall County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the state's three "Grand Divisions." Formed in 1836 from Maury, Lincoln, and Bedford counties. In 1870, a part of Giles County was also added. Marshall County was named in honor of John Marshall, chief justice. The southern part of the county consists of fertile valleys and hills; the northern part is mostly level. It is drained by the Duck River. The county seat is Lewisburg, named for...

Maury

Maury County is located in Middle Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 69,498. Its county seat is Columbia. It was formed in 1807 from Williamson County and Indian lands.

Montgomery

The county was named for John Montgomery, a settler who founded the city of Clarksville, Tennessee in Montgomery County. The county was initially organized as Tennessee County, North Carolina, but its name was changed in 1796, the year that Tennessee was admitted as a state, to reduce confusion.

Morgan

Morgan County was formed in 1817 from portions of Anderson and Roane counties. It was named in honor of Daniel Morgan (1736-1802), American Revolutionary War officer who commanded the troops that defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens and who later served as a U.S. congressman from Virginia.

Overton

Overton County was formed in 1806 from Jackson County and Indian lands in Middle Tennessee. In 1835 the county seat was moved from Monroe to Livingston. Livingston, named for the honorable Edward Livingston, become incorporated in 1907. Overton County was originally a part of Davidson County and later Jackson County. In 1805 Moses Fisk surveyed the first village in what is now the community of Hilham.

Putnam

Putnam County was first formed in 1842, but it was short-lived, since it was declared unconstitutional and dissolved. It was permanently established in 1854 and was named for Israel Putnam, a Revolutionary War hero.

Robertson

Robertson County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the state's three "grand divisions." It was formed in 1796 from Tennessee & Sumner counties. The county was named in honor of General James Robertson. Springfield is the county seat.

Rutherford

Rutherford County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the three "grand divisions" of Tennessee. The County seat is the beautiful old city of Murfreesboro, and is the home of Middle Tennessee State University. (Lets GROW BLUE!) MTSU has a student base of over 23,000 and is now the largest undergraduate university in the State of Tennessee.

Smith

A small county with a scenic setting and proud historic legacy, Smith County is located within a comfortable drive from Nashville, Knoxville, or Chattanooga. The panoramic view of the Cumberland River and the beautiful and majestic hillsides from the historic Cordell Hull Bridge is well worth the drive.

Stewart

Created in November 1, 1803 from Davidson County and Montgomery County, Tennessee. Stewart County is named in honor of Duncan Stewart (1752-1815), member of the North Carolina legislature, early settler, Tennessee state senator, surveyor-general and lieutenant governor of the Mississippi Territory. Originally inhabited by nomadic hunters and mound builders, the area received white settlers in the 1780s, as Revolutionary War veterans arrived to...

Sumner

Sumner County is located in Middle Tennessee, one of the state's three "grand divisions." It was formed in 1786 from Davidson County and is the second-oldest county in Middle Tennessee. Gallatin is the county seat.

Trousdale

Nestled in the northern portion of Middle Tennessee, this rural county has a current population just over 7000 scattered over its beautiful hills and lush valleys. Farming, largely tobacco, was the economic base that formed this county, and it is still prevalent today.

Warren

Warren County was formed in 1807 from White County. It is named for Major General Joseph Warren, patriot of the American Revolution. “Warren was one of the original Minute Men. Warren was Chairman of the Committee of Safety in Boston in 1775 and the man who sent Paul Revere to Lexington to warn John Adams and John Hancock of the British advance, setting Revere off on his famous ride. Warren was commissioned a Major General by the Massachusetts...

Wayne

Located on the Alabama State Line, Waynesboro, Collinwood and Clifton make up the three cities in Wayne County Tennessee. Waynesboro is known for golf at the Bear Trace at Ross Creek Landing, fishing and boating on the Tennessee River, as well as hunting.

White

In 1840, White County became a destination for people from all over the country when Christopher Haufmann erected a large hotel on Bon Air Mountain, a part of the Cumberland Plateau. The hotel was located near some mineral springs as well as being at a high altitude, both thought to be health-bringing, and those with ailments came from far and wide to partake of the "cures" advertised by the resort.

Williamson

Williamson County, TN is a vibrant, growing community known for its scenic beauty, quiet neighborhoods and thriving business districts.

Wilson

Tennessee became a state in 1796. Wilson County was created October 26, 1799 by an act of the Third General Assembly of the State of Tennessee. Wilson County, it is agreed by historians, was named for Major David Wilson, a Revolutionary War hero, although he had no known connection with Wilson County and the lands that it composed.

Ginger - Nature's Buried Treasure

Haley Turner

Ginger has long been used as a remedy for illness from nausea relief and arthritis to migraines and high blood pressure Traditional Chinese Medicine uses ginger as a warming food to counteract general cold or dampness in a person which corresponds to sickness or slow digestion Personal experience...

VIDEO - Greener Roots Farm

Jeffrey Orkin

We had to make sure we weren 39 t coming in from another farm we had to clean off our shoes with water and it was all worth it This magnificent greenhouse can be fully controlled by a cell phone and Jeffrey Orkin tells us everything about it With 14 different types of lettuces fish tanks and the...

VIDEO - The Nashville Food Project

Teri Sloan

Bringing people together to grow cook and share nourishing food with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in our city This is the mission of the Nashville Food Project We 39 re honored to share their story and take you inside their brand new building located in the Nations...

Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese

Anne Ross

On a Saturday morning visit to Kenny and Beverly Mattingly 39 s dairy farm there is nothing approaching a dull moment Kenny is able to cut the curds in his 300 gallon milk vat assist customers confer with his son about a cow in heat that needs to be bred and describe his cheesemaking operation all...

2019 James Beard Nominee, Margot McCormack - Meet My Farmers

Owner Chef Margot Cafe Bar and Marche Nashville A Nashville native Margot returned in 1995 to Nashville from New York City to find her voice in the local restaurant community Upon her return local restaurateur Jody Faison introduced her to the work and mission of chef Alice Waters Now one of the...