County 5 of 95 - Marshall County (Lewisburg, TN)
Trip Start Jul 09, 2010
17Trip End Jul 04, 2020
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It has been about two years since my last entry.
It was the Friday night before the 2012 Labor Day Weekend and I decided it was time to get back on the road and continue my tour of Tennessee's 95 counties.
I awoke early Saturday morning with the hope of visiting 4 counties in the Southern Middle Tennessee area within one day.
There are two things that Southern Middle Tennessee is known for: distilleries and Tennessee walking horses.
My first stop was in Lewisburg, TN, which is home of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association headquarters. Every year in Shelbyville, TN (in neighboring Bedford Co.) thousands of Tennessee walking horse enthusiasts congregate for the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration. I will share more about my Celebration experience later on in my County 8 of 95 entry for Bedford County.
Marshall County's Court House is very similar to other Tennessee court houses with beautiful roman numeral clocks facing the cardinal directions.
For breakfast I stopped in at the 50's Icecream Parlor located next to the Marshall County Community Theater. The theater used to be a working cinema theater that converted to a community theater much like the community theater in Pulaski, TN (Giles County).
The restaurant is owned and operated by a dedicated team of volunteers from a local church. This restaurant provides a safe place for teenagers to hangout, play pool, and enjoy delicious homemade food. Pastor Rick Stevens was a pleasure to meet and I enjoyed hearing about the positive impact that this restaurant is having in the Lewisburg community.
On the way to my next county I passed by Richardson's Body Shop and while the proprietors are of no relationship to me I still wanted a photo for my travel blog.
I also passed by the Hwy 50 Drive In as I drove to my next stop, Fayetteville, TN (Lincoln County).