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Nashville Pikes Volume One Book

By Ridley Wills II

Nashville Pikes (Volume One): 150 Years Along Franklin Pike and Granny White Pike

 

Explore local history through this in-depth examination of historical sites along the Franklin and Granny White Pikes. This volume, the first installment of the Nashville Pikes book series written by Ridley Wills, tells the vibrant stories of the sites and people connected to the city’s historic turnpike system. Bringing to life such notable figures as Ambrose Bierce, Frank Andrews, Maggie Vaulx, Kate Thompson Kirkland, Rogers Caldwell, “Spot” McCarthy, David Lipscomb, Luke Lea, and Lucinda “Granny” White, and profiling 109 historic locations, including churches, city structures, Civil War sites, country clubs, golf courses, highways, orphanages, racetracks, railroads, schools, a hunt club, a park, a tavern, a zoo, as well as 77 homes, this book is sure to inspire a stronger connection to these two roadways.

 

Copies signed by the author!

2015

Hardcover, 451 pages

ISBN: 9780692536551

Dimensions: 9.25"h x 6.5"w x 1.5"d

$39.95

Members $35.95

(includes shipping and handling)

Shipped via USPS Media Mail Service within continental U.S. only.

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Belmont Blvd & Acklen Avenue 

Nashville, TN 37212

MAILING ADDRESS

1900 Belmont Blvd

Nashville, TN 37212

615-460-5459

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The architecture of Belmont Mansion makes it one of the most significant homes of 19th century Tennessee.

Sold by the Acklen family in 1887, the house went to a developer who began one of Nashville’s early suburbs.

It was then purchased by two women who in 1890 started a college which evolved into Belmont University. Today the Belmont Mansion Association, which was formed in 1972, owns the collection, runs the museum, and shares this unique story of 19th century Nashville with visitors from far and near.

Photos by Ed Houk