South Central Tennessee Tourism Association - Hickman County, TN
Minnie Pearl lived in Grinder's Switch.
Click here to visit Hickman County's Chamber of Commerce
Hickman County is now the eighth largest county in the state and contains 612 square miles. There are more springs and scenic waterfalls in Hickman County than any other county in Middle Tennessee. A number of sulphur water springs were commercially developed as nineteenth century recreational sites, including Bon Aqua Springs, Primm Springs, and Beaverdam Springs. These health resorts include hotels, individual cottages, and recreation facilities. Bon Aqua Springs was known as the Queen of the southern spas. Neither Bon Aqua nor Primm Springs is still active, but Beavedam Springs is operated as a church camp by the Presbyterian Church as Na-Co-Me.
Two native Hickman County women gained national fame: Beth Slater Whitson and Sara Ophelia Colley Cannon. Whitson wrote several hundred songs, including "Let Me Call You Sweetheart" and "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland." Cannon gained world acclaim as Minnie Pearl on the Grand Ole Opry and the television show Hee Haw.
While in our area, enjoy a scenic drive through beautiful Hickman County and see nature at its best. Feel free to stop and visit with us as long as you like. Visit the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce which is located at 405 W. Public Square, Centerville, Tennessee. Mon-Fri 8 am - 12 noon , 1pm-4pm. Sat. 9:30 am - 12 noon. call 931-729-5774 or visit them at www.hickmanco.com.
REMEMBER WHEN 108 S. Public Square, Next to Breece's Cafe, a Centerville landmark for over 60 years. Largest Fenton Art Glass Dealer in Middle & East Tennessee. Come browse the 50+ fragrances of Yankee Candles available. Nice selection of fine gifts and collectibles. Free gift wrap. Phone orders accepted. Open Mon - Sat.9:00-5:00, Sun. 11:00-3:00. Phone: (931) 729-0052.
CENTERVILLE PUBLIC SQUARE Shop in the turn-of-the-century public square. Enjoy our southern hospitality and ask about our terrific trout fishing while in town. Tourists are welcome.
GRINDERS SWITCH DEPOT INTERPRETIVE CENTER 405 W Public Sq., Centerville, TN. This location houses the Chamber of Commerce office and Grinders Switch Radio Hour.
TOWN CRIER GIFT SHOP 119 N. Central Ave., Centerville, TN 37033. 931-729-4027. A "great little Hallmark Gold Store" opened in 1974 and continues to offer gifts, books, collectables, gourmet and custom baskets. Business hours M-S 9am-6pm. Open Sun. from Nov.-Dec. 31st. Centerville Jewelry 409 West Public Square, Centerville, TN 37033. 931-729-0940.
DEER HUNTING The deer outnumber people in Hickman County and is one of the most popular hunting areas during season. Information available at the Chamber of Commerce, 931-729-5774.
BUFFALO/DUCK RIVER RC&D Centerville, TN. Larry Lofton, Director. 931-729-2686 x110.
WHY NOT RANCH, LLC 1659 Blue Buck Creek Road, Duck River, TN, 38454. 931-583-9188. Catering to trail riders we offer both primitive and electrical camping spots and over 20 miles or pristine and scenic trails through some of the most beautiful countryside in TN. Come join us for the day or a weekend and see what this secret oasis has to offer. www.WhyNotRanch.com