NAME: Newsom's Station
CLIMATE: Hot in summer, usually warm in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Any time there is not snow
From Nashville going West on I-40, exit at #196 or Highway 70S; right on Highway 70S to Highway 70N (3-4 miles); left or west on Highway 70 for a couple of blocks; left on Newsom Station Road. At this point there is a large subdivision sign that says "Newsom Station, est. 1790." About a mile or just after you cross Harpeth River you can see the ruins of the mill on the left side. Continue straight ahead -- not under the railroad tracks -- to the parking lot of the Newsom Park.
REMAINS: Newsom's Mill
|The original Newsom's Mill was located upstream and was destroyed by a flood in 1808. Joseph M. Newsom constructed the turbine-powered gristmill in 1862 of hand-dressed limestone cut from Newsom's quarry, a mile south of the mill that is still standing. Newsom's stone is found in many important buildings in the city of Nashville. The original town had a train depot, post office and other shops. The mill was built right on the Harpeth River, and that area was used recreationally by many families who would come for the day by train. Now, however, all that is left is the remnants of the mill and a partial dam. Submitted by: Kendra Mallock
Courtesy Kendra Mallock