March 8, 2012

Lynchburg, Tennessee

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I drive a lot in my new job & I keep discovering places in Tennessee that I've never seen before & that I kind of want to live in...   A couple of weeks ago, I was really into Lewisburg.  I'll have to do another post on Lewisburg later as it was raining the day I was there & I couldn't snap any pics.  But trust, it's awesome.

Well, snooze you lose, Lewisburg.  I'm into Lynchburg now.  Ya'll.  Have you been to Lynchburg?  Sober?  It's sooo nice!  I had no idea!  Also?  Little Richard lives there.  Seriously!

I started in Winchester & drove south on Hwy 50 to Lynchburg.  Highway 50 is where it's at.  Literally, it's where Little Richard's house is.  You can't see it from the road, but I obtained top secret intel on where it is, so I'm totally going to find it next time.

The homes & farms on Hwy 50 are GORGEOUS.  It's one of the prettiest drives I've taken.  I want to live in one of those houses.  Then you get into Lynchburg proper & it's so nice.  The square is clean & current & uber populated with tourists.  It's kind of nuts for a small town 75 miles south of Nashville.  If I know two things, it's that women be shopping & people love Jack Daniels.

I'm not into whiskey & I've never been to the Jack Daniels Distillery, but I drove past it while I was there & now I kind of want to take the tour.  The distillery is honestly a little terrifying.  It's HUGE.  And there are all these haunted looking buildings back in the hills where the barrels live.  It's the oldest registered distillery in the U.S. & averages over 250,000 visitors a year.  All Jack Daniels Whiskey is produced here.

Not that fascinated with whiskey?  Lynchburg hosts all kinds of events year-round.  The Oak Barrel Half Marathon is there in April.  They host the Tennessee Walking Horse Show in July.  And there's a Jack Daniels World Championship Barbecue in October that I've already been told not to miss.  Noted.

Lynchburg has a big motorcycle population.  Apparently it's a convenient stopping place for a lot of long rides in Tennessee.  There's a Harley Davidson on the square, so I think there's a big Harley presence, but I hear it's just a popular place for riders to stop & hang-out in general.  Take note, riders.

Lynchburg is beautiful.  I can't believe I had never been there.  If in 20-30 years, I go off the grid & you can't find me, don't worry, I'll be in my country home in Lynchburg, assuredly running a Little Richard ghost tour.  Believe it.


Amanda said...

I want to move there after watching that video! Oh, and dry? How ironic is that!!!!!!!!!!?

Mom said...

We need to start a new blog...coolest courthouses in TN! Weird that I was Madisonville yesterday taking pics of their courthouse, & you were in Lynchburg doing the same thing. Great pics btw...

The Blonde Mule said...

Amanda, if you come to visit, I promise to take you to Lynchburg!

Unknown said...

Thanks for all the great things you said about our little town! We moved to Lynchburg just over two years ago and love it here! Backwoods, off the grid living is were it's at!


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