Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Close To Everything


Situated west and north of Nashville and Davidson County, Cheatham County advertises that it is "Close to Everything, but Away From it All." Formally established in 1856 by dividing up several other counties, Cheatham County was home to manufacturing, mills, resorts, and a thriving railroad community. The county purchased 50 acres of land from James Lenox, founded Ashland City and made it the county seat in 1859. The Cheatham County Courthouse (above) replaced the temporary courthouse in 1869 and sits in the middle of Ashland City.

8 comments:

Alexander said...

It is a beautiful building.
Nice grounds!

Alexander
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Rambling Round said...

Great building, and looks like it is in the country.

Kate said...

This is a very stately looking building.

Jim said...

Very nice looking building and it looks well maintained.

brian said...

i love big old brick buildings like this. as a kid i always wanted something like this for a house 'when i grew up', but now i don't think i'd want the heating or cooling bills for anything that big and drafty. =)

Clueless in boston said...

It is a beautiful brick building and so well preserved for its age.

Southern Heart said...

That is a very nice building...lovely architecture.

We didn't see even one snowflake...in fact, we haven't seen any so far this year. Just a little sleet. I was hoping for one pretty little snow before Spring comes. But, winter isn't over quite yet...

Carlos Lorenzo said...

A stately mansion. Well documented post Chris.