Nashville Pikes (Volume Five) Book

By Ridley Wills II

Nashville Pikes (Volume Five): 150 Years Along Buena Vista, Whites Creek, Brick Church, and Dickerson Pikes


Dive into local history through this fifth installment of the Nashville Pikes book series, written by Ridley Wills II, telling the vibrant stories of the sites and people connected to the city’s historic turnpike system. This volume takes readers on a journey through some of Nashville’s most diverse communities, profiling 112 historic locations along Buena Vista, Whites Creek, Brick Church, and Dickerson Pikes, including archaeological sites, businesses, cemeteries, churches, communities, entertainment sites, roads, schools, springs, stations, an athletic field, a bridge, a ferry, a grange, an island, a landmark, a library, an orphanage, a park, a race course, a railroad, a streetcar, a temperance society, as well as 40 homes.

Copies signed by the author!


Hardcover, 307 pages

ISBN: 9780692124000

Dimensions: 9.25"h x 6.5"w x 1"d


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(includes shipping and handling)

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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