Sunday, July 30, 2006

The First Rock City Barn - Nashville, Tn

here should be no surprise that the first Rock City Barn I would look for would be the closest one to where I live. It's the only one in Davidson County, Tn (where Nashville is) but in a place I had never been. The Clarksville Highway, designated as U.S. Highway 41A, runs from Clarksville to Nashville through the Northwest side of the county. If you follow it long enough, 41A will take you up to Monteagle, where it merges with the original U.S. 41 and progresses to Chattanooga. The road is much less traveled now by long distance motorists as the highway runs parallel with Interstate 24.

The barn is just across the Cheatham County line, and would be easy to miss if you weren't looking for it. It is on the left side of the street if you are heading south, and there is a line of trees blocking the view of it, making it difficult to see until you are about to pass it. Obviously, the paint has faded as it has not been redone in years. Ironically, it is not located along the stretch of the "Old Clarksville Highway." Someone more familiar with the history of roads in the area may know when the newer stretch was developed.

Nashville-Davidson Co. Rock City Barn


To see another view of this barn, on the page of Nashville taken by Jan Duke, Look Here.
On, this is designated as #RCB 42-19-01
In the Jenkins book, it is located on page 157 (bottom right).
You can see its location on a map, HERE.
Lat & Lon: 36o19'26.95" N/86o54'47.02" W


Blogger Jan said...

Sadly, this barn has been completely redone w/new wood and roof. It no longer bears any resemblance to anything related to a Rock City Barn.
The owners are using the "new" structure as a fruit and vegetable stand.
Great Blog Brent!

7:25 AM, July 25, 2009  

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