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Once a self-supporting plantation of 1,500 acres and 60 slaves, Clover Bottom was the site of several encampments and currently houses the Tennessee Historical Society. The Clover Bottom plantation was the sprawling antebellum home of Dr. James Hoggatt, his wife, Mary Ann Saunders, and their…

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About 1,000 U.S. flags will be the focus amid the woods and grassy fields of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage from Nov. 7-16 to pay homage to veterans.

Food roadies can enjoy a mouthful as they get an eyeful about one of America’s greatest rags-to-riches stories with a stop at Sanders Café & Museum, the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken, where charismatic Col. Harland Sanders worked his magic.  

The mansion was built in 1859 for David H. McGavock (1826-96), whose family owned the Carnton plantation in Franklin, and his wife and William ‘Willie’ Elizabeth Harding (1832-95), whose family owned the Belle Meade Plantation. It was designed in the Italianate architectural style. The McGav…

“Don Williams: Music & Memories of the Gentle Giant” takes residency at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Oct. 31-Nov. 2 for three nights of reflection of the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s music.  

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During my career at The Tennessean that rambled through four decades, I had the extraordinary fringe benefit of getting to meet and interview scores of actors, writers and singers whose talents I admired as an ordinary fan. 

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It’s the fifth-year anniversary of the iconic Music City Hayride in Donelson, showcased seasonally each month at the Troubadour Theatre on Music Valley Drive. 

A famous throwback presence in Hermitage was Rachel Jackson. She was born June 15, 1767 and became the wife of the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson. She lived with Andrew Jackson at the Hermitage, which is currently a museum and historic landmark in Hermitage. Rachel Ja…

Country music filled the night Oct. 9 for a sold-out concert at Third & Lindsley in Nashville for the third-annual Dottie West Birthday Bash, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms and hosted by Jeannie Seely, country music royalty and 52-year member of the Grand Ole Opry. 

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A month’s-long Octoberfest is in high gear at Opry Mills in Donelson.

In the work yard behind the Hermitage mansion, only Alfred’s Cabin remains. It is a log, double-pen cabin organized around a central chimney. The house form is commonly known as a saddlebag. Recent studies suggest it may have been built as early as 1841. It is called Alfred’s Cabin because A…

Members from the Daughters of the American Revolution chapters that collaborate on service projects through the Davidson County Regent’s Council of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution participated in the Nashville Zoo’s Croft sister’s birthday party.