Nashville Pikes (Volume Six) Book

By Ridley Wills II

Nashville Pikes (Volume Six): 150 Years Along Gallatin and Vaughn Pikes

Engage with local history through this sixth 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 to East Nashville, profiling 110 historic locations along Gallatin and Vaughn Pikes, including businesses, cemeteries, churches, communities, institutions, manufacturing companies, parks, public buildings, railroads, roads, schools, subdivisions, a country club, a fire, a statue, a tollgate, as well as 51 homes. Enjoy delving into the rich lives of pioneers, entrepreneurs, composers, educators, journalists, outlaws, publishers, soldiers, preservationists, and more.

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Hardcover, 272 pages

ISBN: 9780578486970

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


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Nashville, TN 37212


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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