The Origins of 10 Street Names in Fairview, Tennessee




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Every day, new people are moving into towns in central Tennessee, including Fairview. While old-timers know the history of the town, many newcomers to this area don’t. A fun way to learn the history of an area is to look at the road names. Roads may be named after those who settled the area, mythology, books, or those who traveled the dirt roads through the area in times gone by. Here are 10 streets in Fairview with a story.

tenBoone Street

Clarence Daniel Boone came to what is now Fairview in 1931 and settled in an area where this street is now. He was one of the first entrepreneurs in the region. He started by growing tomatoes, which became a big business. This was followed by the construction of the Daniel Boone Café, the Daniel Boone Service Center and the Daniel Boone Hotel.

9Jingo Road

Jingo is an old name for the town of Fairview. Before being named Jingo in 1880, the town was called Christina. The unincorporated area was named Fairview in 1937 and became a town in 1959. From 1839, the Jingo Post Office was the social and cultural center of the Fairview area. Jingo Market and Deli is also named after the town’s old name. The word “jingo” means “Jesus” or “God” in the Basque language, which was used in the old expression “By Jingo” from which the town is said to have been named.

8Cherokee Hill Lane

The area now known as Fairview was first inhabited by Native Americans, including Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Shawnees. They used the old Natchez Trace, which passes near the center of what is now Franklin, on their hunting trips to Mississippi. In 1798, the first white settlers arrived in the region.

sevenBowie Hollow Road and Bowie Lake Road

Named after Dr. Evangeline Bowie, the founder of Bowie Nature Park, it has successfully transformed 722 barren and eroded acres into beautiful forest land. His land management techniques, including building terraces, digging lakes, and creating a hydrological system, are now highly regarded by land management experts. There are 17 miles of trails for running, walking and horseback riding. There is also fishing.

6Sullivan Road

The Sullivan family is attached to the Triangle School, which was built on a triangular-shaped lot in 1939. The first principal was Nelle Walker Sullivan, and three other Sullivans – Vella Sullivan Pegram, Madeline Sullivan Wallace and Othel Sullivan – were d other notable teachers there. Nelle Walker Sullivan taught at the school for 50 years.

5Mangrum Drive

When the town’s name was changed to Fairview, a new post office was built on Highway 100 and Tella Mangrum was hired to be the first postwoman.

4Vicksburg Parkway

During the Civil War (AKA the War of Northern Aggression), Vicksburg on the Mississippi River was a key battle that turned the tide of the war when the Confederate Army surrendered Ulysses S. Grant on July 4 1863. It was a very important link in the supply line between North and South. This victory also split the Confederate army in two, which marked the beginning of the end of the war.

3Nightjar Alley

Home to the Whippoorwill Farm Day Camp, this camp was started in 1971 by Sidney Wooten to allow children to experience nature while having fun. The camp has won numerous awards and positive reviews as a great place for kids. The camp announced in September that after 50 years the camp was closing permanently as the owners were ready to retire.

2Court of Icarus

In ancient Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of Daedalus, the master inventor and craftsman. Daedalus created two pairs of wings from feathers and wax to allow him and his son to escape from the island of Crete because they had been imprisoned there by King Minos. Warning his son not to fly too high or the sun would melt the wax, Icarus ignored his father and when the wax melted he fell into the sea and drowned. Icarus is often a symbol of over-ambition.

1Road to Sleepy Hollow

Named after a village in New York’s Hudson River Valley, the village is the setting for Washington Irving’s famous story about Ichabod Crain and the Headless Horseman. While the Dark Shadows films of Barnabas Collins fame made in the 1970s were set in the real Sleepy Hollow, Johnny Depp’s film was made in England and the TV show was filmed in South Carolina and Georgia.






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