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ATTRACTIONS of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Battle of Hartsville Site of Civil War Battle of Hartsville
General John Hunt Morgan led one of most successful raids of war
Captured 1,734 union soldiers
58 union soldiers were killed and 204 were wounded
Morgan lost 139 men either killed or wounded
Driving Tour Stops
1. Puryears Ferry
2. Home of Colonel James Dearing Bennett
3. Hager's Shop
4. The Widow Halliburton
5. Final Approach
6. Town of Hartsville
7. The Rebels are Coming
8. Morgan Pushes on
  9. Cobb's Battery
10. Stoner's Battery
11. Union Camp Site
12. The Cumberland River
13. The Battlefield and Retreat
14. Averitt-Herod House
15. Federal Cavalry Camp
16. Hart's Ferry
17. Hartsville Cemetery
Hartsville Vidette
First edition published Aug 16, 1862
Newspaper started by General John Hunt Morgan
It was used to get information to his troops during Civil War
Weekly newspaper
Immigrant Trail
Early settlers trail that ran from Cookeville area to Nashville
Avery Trace
An early pioneer trail that follows Hwy 25 through county

HIGHER EDUCATION of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Hartsville Vocational-Technical School Area Technical
Enrolment: 180+

HIGHWAYS of TROUSDALE COUNTY

U S Highways
231
State Highways
10, 25, 141, 260, 376

HISTORY of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Banks of Little Goose Creek among first to be settled by pioneers
First log cabins built around what is now Hartsville about 1795
County established 1870
First term of County Court held in the Methodist Church, September 1870
County formed from parts of Sumner, Macon, Smith, and Wilson Counties
Hartsville is county seat
Organized September 5, 1870 
All public roads in county are paved

PEOPLE of TROUSDALE COUNTY

William Trousdale
County named for William Trousdale
Born in Orange County, NC in 1790
Served with Andrew Jackson in Battle of New Orleans
Commanded the 14th Infantry in the Mexican War
Appointed U S Minister to Brazil
Died in Gallatin, 1872
Bledsoe Brothers
Bledsoe brothers, "Big Foot" Spencer, and General James Winchester were frequent visitors to the county

HOMES of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Averitt-Herod Home
Herod Lane
Built by Peter Averitt, Sr, 1834
Had panoramic view of Battle of Hartsville
Troops camped in the front yard of home
Bloodstains exist in downstairs bedrooms
Home sold to Wade and Victoria Herod, 1900
Bennett Home
Puryear's Bend
Built by Lt Col J D Bennett, 1845
Bennett was a Confederate soldier in the Battle of Hartsville
Died of typhoid while fighting in Kentucky
Burial is in Hartsville Cemetery
Carmen Home
Shady Grove
Built by Caleb Carman, 1853
William "Billy" Rickman Home
Willard Community
Located on Honeysuckle Lane
Constructed around 1850 by a Dr Siddon
Marcus Rickman Cabin
Templo Community
Marcus Rickman purchased land July, 1798
May be the oldest standing home in the county, outside Hartsville city limits

CHURCHES of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Antioch Church of Christ
Early group met in homes and "under oak trees" to sermons by "Uncle Dick" Huffman
First building erected 1856
Remodeling occurred 1948 and 1966
Beech Grove United Methodist
First building was a log structure just west of present building, 1834
Existing church located near site of old building
Dixion's Creek Missionary Baptist (Brick)
Group forms and starts meeting in homes, 1798
Organized March 8, 1800
A log church building raised near mouth of Scanty Branch
Colonel William Martin donated 5 acres of land for new church
Building erected at a cost of about $1500 in 1861
Dixion Creek Church (White Frame)
Existing building constructed 1924
Extensive remodeling took place 1963
Enon Chapel Missionary Baptist
Church organized June 8, 1951 with 17 charter members
Goodwill Missionary Baptist
Organized in Watson Schoolhouse, Jan 1891
Hopewell Missionary Baptist
No firm date on construction of building
Building used as a school prior to consolidation of system
Philippi Church of Christ
Members first met at the Walnut Grove school
Church organized 1907
Providence Cumberland Presbyterian
Church established in mid 1800's
The first building was of log construction
The existing building was erected about 1940
Rocky Creek Baptist Chapel Smith Chapel AME
Organized late 1890's
Church built about 1913
Willard Church of God of Prophecy
Willow Grove United Methodist
Organized 1792 (From church sign)
First church, a log cabin with a dirt floor was built on present site
The second building burned
The present church is the third to be built on same site
99 dozen eggs were donated to the church by members, 1834
Willard Missionary Baptist
Organized 1976
Zion Missionary Baptist

POST OFFICES of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Phoenix Opened:March 13, 1884 Closed:February 28, 1887
Templow OpenedNovember 30, 1892 Closed:July 31, 1914
Willard Opened:June 30, 1890 Closed:July 14, 1904


HOSPITALS of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Hartsville General Hospital 500 Church St
Hartsville
34 beds


LIBRARY of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Fred A Vaught Library Hayes & Oak St
Hartsville


SPECIAL DAYS of TROUSDALE COUNTY

Crusin' the Cumberland September
Taylors Landing
Trousdale Co
On the sternwheeler, Music City Queen
Touring through Jackson, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson counties


STATISTICS for TROUSDALE COUNTY

SIZE of TROUSDALE COUNTY
Square Miles 114
Miles of City Streets 21.52
Miles of County Road 159.03
POPULATION of TROUSDALE COUNTY
1970 5,155
1980 6,137
1990 5,920
TEMPERATURE of TROUSDALE COUNTY
Yearly Average 57 F
January Average High 45 F
January Average Low 26 F
PRECIPITATION of TROUSDALE COUNTY
Yearly Average Rainfall 47.7 in

 

 

 


CATO, Tennessee

HISTORY of CATO

Town was once called "Turkey Pen"
Old timers would meet and have turkey shoots

PEOPLE of CATO

Clarence Cato When Post Office was established, they wanted town re-named
Mrs Ola Beasley suggested naming it after her boy friend Clarence Cato
She later married the boy friend

 

 

 


HALL TOWN, Tennessee

 

PEOPLE of HALL TOWN

T M P Hall Town named after T M P Hall who settled in area early 1800's
Hall bought 1000 acres for farming

 

 

 


HARTSVILLE, Tennessee


ATTRACTIONS of HARTSVILLE

Bank of Hartsville
Bank of Hartsville oldest bank on Upper Cumberland, built 1885
Downtown Historic Hartsville
Victorian commercial buildings presided over by Trousdale County Courthouse
Victorian-style gazebo provides perfect setting to pause and enjoy scenery
Hartsville Depot
Church St
Train depot was for L&N Railroad
Depot now houses museum and gift shop
Listed on National Historic Register
Hartsville Race Track
Site is in the centrally located depression which separates East Hartsville from rest of town
Located in the creek bottom, just south of the present River Street
Hartsville Race Track early Tennessee's best known
Andrew Jackson and Sam Houston regularly attended races
Andrew Jackson raced practically all of his horses at this track
Joe Hager Building
Oldest standing building in Hartsville, built 1838
Used as a hardware store in early years
Upstairs rooms used as Union field hospital during battle of Hartsville
Living History Museum
Historic buildings from all over county being gathered
Museum shows how early tobacco farmers lived
Trousdale County Courthouse
Main St
County purchased lot for courthouse from H C Ellis for $ 800
Courthouse built, 1876
Courthouse cost $ 8,945 to build
Building re-modeled, 1905
Soldier's Memorial, a granite monument located in front of Courthouse
Recognizes soldiers from the Civil, Spanish-American, and WW1 wars

HISTORY of HARTSVILLE

Area where town now stands once known as Donoho's Mill
Original town located at East Hartsville was called Damascus
Downtown section of city listed on National Historic Register
Original name was Damascus
Incorporated in 1833

HOMES of HARTSVILLE

Cunningham Home
Built for Gideon Gifford and Enos Locke in early 1850's
Darwin-Rickman Home
Western Av
Oldest home in city limits, built in late 1700's
Original portion of home is a two story log cabin
Hartsville's first business, a tannery, was located in the yard
Andrew Jackson attended wedding at house, 1804
Listed on National Historic Register
DeBow Home
One of oldest homes in city limits, built 1805
Original portion of home is log construction
Devoe Home
Hwy 25
Located on left on Hwy 25 just before intersection of Hwy 10
Lauderdale Home
Built by James Hart Lauderdale, 1843
His grandfather, James Hart founded Hartsville
Ft Lauderdale, FL was named after a member of this family
Miller Home
Built with bricks fired on site, 1850
Parker Home
Hwy 25 & Broadway
Built of cedar logs in early 1800's
Main portion of house has been weather boarded

PEOPLE of HARTSVILLE

James Hart City named for James Hart who bought mill and surrounding property
Hart sold lots for town in 1817

CHURCHES of HARTSVILLE

Methodist Church
River St
Stained glass windows over the alter came from England
Hartsville Church of Christ
Had its beginning with 64 members on December 29, 1842
A frame building was constructed west of Post Office building 1871
Existing building completed 1961
First Methodist Church of Hartsville
Church & Foxall St
First met at Union Church, used by different denominations
Was located on Church St site
The Old Hartsville Methodist Church was built 1850
Oldest brick church in the county
Originally one story in height
Masonic Lodge met in church and built second story
Masons moved to east side of square, 1923
Building sold at auction, 1947
Services moved to the old Presbyterian Church, now Russell Wright building
The existing church building was constructed 1949
First Baptist Church of Hartsville
The site originally had a two story dormitory building serving Brown Female Academy
Had 24 members, 1869
Existing building was erected about 1872
Major remodeling was done, 1920
Morrison Street Church of Christ
Morrison & Greentop St
Organized in the 1950's

POST OFFICE of HARTSVILLE

First Post Office built 1807
First Post Master was Andrew Allison

PARKS of HARTSVILLE

City Park Main St
Andrew Jackson raced horses on site that is now the park
FACILITIES:
2 baseball fields
2 softball fields
Swimming Pool
Tennis courts

SPECIAL DAYS of HARTSVILLE

Lions Club Jamboree
August
Hartsville
Features Bar-B-Que and entertainment
Chamber Bar-B-Que
September
Hartsville
Christmas Parade
December
Hartsville
Held 1st Saturday of December
Festival of Lights
December
Hartsville
Held Saturday before parade
Tour of Homes
December
Hartsville
Held Thursday night before parade

STATISTICS for HARTSVILLE

POPULATION of HARTSVILLE
1960 1,712
1970 2243
1980 2674
1990 3188
LOCATION CODES for HARTSVILLE
Zip 37074

VISITOR CENTER of HARTSVILLE

Hartsville-Trousdale County Chamber of Commerce City Hall
240 Broadway
Hartsville TN 37074

 

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