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While traveling along Mill Creek just south of Nashville in 1797, legend claims that a broken wagon wheel suspended the travel of pioneer William Nolen and his family. Instead of forging ahead, the Nolens opted to settle in this fertile, game-filled land. The town, still symbolized by a broken wheel, has weathered the Civil War, the Great Depression, destructive floods, and devastating fires. Once a stop along a major stagecoach route to Nashville, Nolensville's small-town character and proximity to Music City continue to attract new residents and visitors. Many shops and eateries situated along scenic Mill Creek inhabit dwellings with storied pasts. Historic structures like the Nolensville Co-op Creamery preserve the resilient charm of Nolensville while highlighting the agricultural and commercial trends that shaped this vibrant community.
ISBN: 9781467129411
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Tennessee
Series: Images of America
Images: 223
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Beth Lothers and Vicky Travis rediscovered their hometown while curating this collection of photographic treasures from longtime Nolensville families, local churches, newspapers, and archives. Lothers has served as mayor and alderman of Nolensville and as a Williamson County commissioner. In addition to writing public information pieces and composing numerous grants, Lothers is also a published songwriter. As a freelance journalist, Travis’s work has appeared in books, university publications, and periodicals. Travis spent a decade writing about Nolensville in her column published in the Tennessean.
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