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  • maury county courthouse
    maury county courthouse
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  • elm springs
    elm springs
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  • 1904 maury county courthouse
    1904 maury county courthouse
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  • Southern Fried Festival

    Saturday Sept 28th, Tony and I went to the Southern Fried Festival in Columbia Tn..it was very nice day for it...Every year in the FALL , there is a big Celebration in Columbia..."Southern Fried" everything...and I mean everything.Tony and I bought a ticket of $5 each to enter..and we walked around the town square checking out the different booths....

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  • Courthouse Building

    The county was formed in 1807 from Williamson County and Indian lands. Maury County was named in honor of Major Abram Poindexter Maury of Williamson County, who was a member of the Tennessee legislature, and an uncle of Commodore Matthew Fontaine Maury.[1]The rich soil of Maury County led to a thriving agricultural sector, starting in the 19th...

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  • elm springs

    elm springs is one of several antebellum plantation homes in the columbia area. this beautiful greek revival house was built in 1837 by james and nathaniel dick who were wealthy new orleans cotton merchants. prior to the civil war abram looney and his wife susan inherited the property. during the civil war abram looney rose to the rank of colonel...

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  • james k. polk home

    columbia tennessee was home to the eleventh president of the united states, james k. polk. his home is located in downtown columbia and was built by his father samuel polk in 1816. the polk home is the best example of federal achitecture that still exists in tennessee. the house displays over a thousand objects that belonged to polk and his wife....

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  • maury county courthouse

    the current maury county courthouse is the fifth structure to serve maury county. the first three structures were made of logs and in wood. the fourth courthouse was built of brick but was damaged during the civil war. the courthouse you see today was built in 1904 and was designed by architect j.e.r. carpenter. carpenter also designed the...

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  • Courthouse

    I generally fancy the civic structures in America, from the White House and Capitol in Washington, the various state capitols in the 50 states, to the most local version in the numerous county seats -- the county courthouse. So long as you're not paying a ticket, these halls are generally very interesting works of art and the center of rural...

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  • FOOD TRUCKS at the Southern Fried...

    Saturday Sept 28th, Tony and I went to the Southern Fried Festival in Columbia Tn..it was very nice day for it...Every year in the FALL , there is a big Celebration in Columbia..."Southern Fried" everything...and I mean everything.Tony and I bought a ticket of $5 each to enter..and we walked around the town square checking out the different booths....

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  • Killion's Cafe

    Tony and I went to the Southern Fried Festival in Columbia, Tennessee in October 2013. we walked around the courthouse square and town checking out the booths and listening to the music. We stopped into Killion's Cafe on the town square to listen to some music and allow Tony to get cold beer.

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  • Chinese Panda has wonderful...

    Chinese Panda has wonderful food in a very clean atmosphere. Legends Restaurant is also very very good if you don't mind a wait. There are also several other great restaurants: Applebees, Ruby Tuesdays, Santa Fe Steakhouse, La Hacienda, Shoneys.Legends has a sign out front that always has something wrong with it. At least one light is out at all...

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    by doug48 Updated May 25, 2012

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    located near chapel hill tennessee is the boyhood home of confederate general nathan bedford forrest. forrest was born in chapel hill in 1821 and his parents bought this circa 1925 log farm house in 1830. the forrest's lived here until 1833. this farm house is the only existant home of nathan bedford forrest. the nathan bedford forrest boyhood home is owned and operated by the sons of confederate veterans and a tour of the site can be arranged at their headquarters at elm springs in columbia. elm springs plantation house is located at 740 mooresville pike. the forrest boyhood home is located at 4435 pyles road. chapel hill.

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