Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Leiper's Fork


Located south of Nashville on the Natchez Trace, Leiper's Fork is a small village that offers, according to their website, "a rural atmosphere and charm of a country life." A Registered National Historic District, Leiper's Fork was settled in the late 1790s and gets its name from the family who settled most of the land beside the creek that runs through the village.

The village's main street (above) is only a block or two long, and most of the buildings contain art galleries, antique stores, and other shops. The village still has several examples of 19th century architecture that was popular in the area at the time. There are also several horse farms in the area.

Tomorrow we'll look at a popular Leiper's Fork gathering place.
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5 comments:

smilnsigh said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment in my Daily City Photo blog. Glad to meet you!

I LUV seeing photos of places, which are being preserved. As this place is. How wonderful when business' find a old area, and move in and restore and preserve. Congratulations to them!

Mari-Nanci

smilnsigh said...

And I had to tell you that I love the quote, with which you intro your blog!

"Well-behaved women seldom make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

Yesssssssssssssss!!!

Keep on making history!!!!!

Mari-Nanci

quintarantino said...

This seems to be a nice place for someone have a walk along the main street... nice buildings too.

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Southern Heart said...

That looks like the type of place we enjoy, and we've never been there. It will be a definite must-see the next time we visit.

Thank you so much for your sweet message...we will definitely have a TN get-together sometime in the near future!

Andrea

Me said...

That sure is a pretty place. Have to put that one on the go list. :)