In the 1960s, when the city of Nashville joined up with the Davidson County government, Goodlettsville elected to maintain some independence. So today Goodlettsville enjoys many of the benefits of partial governance by Nashville and Davidson County, but it still retains a great deal of legal autonomy and official self-sufficiency. Part of Goodlettsville is in Sumner County as well. This small portion of Goodlettsville is located close to the interstate and great for commuters, while still allowing for those families who wish to be in Sumner county to do so.
Goodlettsville’s spirit of small town independence is part of the local history. Goodlettsville, which is one of the Nashville area’s historic towns first settled right after the Revolutionary War, was originally a trading post. A pioneer by the name of Kasper Mansker discovered a large deposit of salt here that was attracting large herds of wild game – including buffalo. That made the area a prime hunting ground, and soon that grew into 18th and 19th-century commerce. The name Goodlettsville comes from a family, including a prominent Presbyterian minister, who lived here in the mid-1800s.
Remnants of those early days remain, including the Bowen Plantation House, built in 1787 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mansker’s Fort is another historic site and a vivid reconstruction of an early fort-protected Cumberland River settlement. One of the area’s most popular tourist attractions, Mansker’s Fort provides visitors the chance to step back in time and experience what life was like in the pioneer era.
Moss-Wright Park is the largest park in Goodlettsville and one of the largest parks in the North Nashville area. It has 147 acres. This park offers youth baseball, softball, football, cheerleading, and soccer. It has walking trails, shelters, picnic tables and grills, a large playground, six baseball game fields, six baseball practice fields, two football fields, thirteen soccer fields, sand volleyball court, a dog park, and of course the historic Mansker’s Station.
Of course, you can also find artifacts from the olden days while shopping in Goodlettsville’s Main Street antiques District. There you’ll discover everything from furniture to handmade quilts. You may also run into the country and pop music icon Taylor Swift, who shopped for some of her own home decor in Goodlettsville.
In addition to its thriving antiques district, Goodlettsville also boasts many municipal parts, wineries, bed and breakfast establishments, and is home to America’s 2012 Little League World Series Champions. The annual fall festival showcases area artists and artisans, plus great food provided by many of the town’s popular restaurants. There is also an old-fashioned Christmas parade down Main Street, complete with live music and a public tree lighting ceremony. For those who like racing, the nearby Highland Rim Speedway is a 1/3 mile, high-banked, track features hosting stock car races. Meanwhile Madison Creek Farms, operated by the daughter of country music legend Loretta Lynn, hosts weddings and other special events and also sells fresh-cut herbs, flowers, and vegetables – plus homemade baked goods and preserves.
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