Saturday, August 24, 2013

Antebellum Road Trip

White hall was built for Dr. Aaron White in 1844.  During the American Civil War, White Hall was the headquarters of Confederate General Earl Van Dorm in 1863.  It was here Jessie Peters came to visit the General and caused the White family much distress because of her indiscreet behavior.

The Court House in Columbia is an impressive building in the town square.

After a delicious lunch at the Market Cafe, we took a stroll around the town square.  

A town with a book store qualifies as a great  town.

A fun sign and fun shop.

The train depot, a beautiful building in need of restoration.

Maury County is called the antebellum homes capitol of Tennessee.

Built circa 1817 by Samuel Polk, father of the 11th President of the United States, James Knox Polk.  This home was the first brick home in Columbia and is a Registered National Historical Landmark

A refreshing fountain at the rear of the Polk home offers a relaxing respite from the heat and noise.


  1. Very nice! Thanks for the tour!

  2. Elegant history....thank you for sharing. Just have to love this beautiful old homes.

  3. Oh I am going to have to check this place out! I so agree with you that a town with a good book store is a good town! Do you ever to to Parnassus here in Nashville? I love attending their author talks.

  4. Betty ~ Don't you just feel so blessed to pursue your
    needling in beautiful Tennessee? Just love following
    your blog.