Tennessee is my home state… born and bred here but moved to Houston 6 years ago. I still love coming home to the trees and country feel of the small towns. Home brings comfort and a feeling of youth. Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee is a great picture of that down home country warmth. Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of a short tour of this historical town with an old dear friend of mine. At dusk, the little town, which was barely two blocks, was alive with Christmas lights and the smell of wood burning fireplaces, with just a nip of cold in the air.
Leiper’s Fork, located on the Natchez Trace Parkway about 30 minutes south of Nashville, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district containing examples of late 19th century architecture. The area was settled in the late 1790s by settlers from North Carolina and Virginia who had received land grants as payment for service in the American Revolutionary War. Growth of the village was stimulated by traffic on the Natchez Trace and a post office operated in the community from 1818 to 1918.
Enjoy the spirit of Christmas… Tennessee style 🙂