Harpeth River, The

The Harpeth River holds a dear place in the hearts of many Tennesseans, particularly those who now live or have ever lived in the mid-section of this great state. One of the very few remaining medium-sized streams in Tennessee unchecked anywhere along its length by flood control or hydroelectric projects, the Harpeth meanders in and out of five Middle Tennessee counties before finally releasing its load into the Cumberland River below Ashland City.

To the lover of Indian tradition, the Harpeth instantly conjures up memories of the many prehistoric temple mound sites strung up and down the river and its tributaries. To the Civil War buff, the river winds itself into the lore of the Battle of Franklin and the Tod Carter tragedy, the skirmish at Thompson’s Station, and many other incidents. To the biographical student, reminiscences of such famous persons as Thomas Hart Benton, Matthew Fontaine Maury, and Nicholas Perkins, who captured Aaron Burr, come to mind. And finally to the nostalgic person who simply likes to remember “back when,” there is much from the past that remains in the Harpeth River Valley even today.

The first effort of the author, who now has eighteen books behind him, this volume seeks to capture forever—in text and in beautiful pen and ink illustrations—the story that the Harpeth River has to tell for all time. This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of any person who has the slightest kinship with this beautiful river.
  • 8 1/2 x 11 Hardcover
  • Subject: Tennessee Interest

Condition: New

ISBN: 978-1-57072-016-1

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