Sunday, July 26, 2009

Welcome to Mulberry

Welcome to Mulberry, RFD
Recently husband and I took a day off and headed toward Tims Ford Lake near Wincester, Tn. We were enroute on Hwy. 55 near Lynchburg (famous little town for Jack Daniels whiskey), when I remembered going to a tiny little town off of 55 a couple of years ago for an antique estate auction. Until now, I had never returned to Mulberry for the photo shoot that I had envisioned on my earlier encounter. We found the little side road that led to this tiny historical town, less than 1/4 mile from the highway. In the center of the town square (more like a triangle) stands a confederate monument for a memorial to the 300 men and boys from Mulberry who lost their lives in the Civil War. Steve and I could not imagine that Mulberry ever had 300 people total! All the buildings shown, with the exception of the first decorated house, face the monument that stands in an island in the center. I failed to take a picture of the new post office, just off the square in a natural wood building which was quite nice. Hope you enjoy the tour.

This house was a B&B when I first visited Mulberry. The sign is gone now, but the welcoming grounds and southern home style still remain.
I think this was the Methodist church, all white clapboard with the Ten Commandments filling the windows of the towers.


I thought it was cute that the cross on top had a weathervane on it. I can only imagine, since this was the highest building in the town, the weathervane truly served a purpose for forecasts.

The Ten Commandments.

I guess I was taken with the quaintness of this building.

Opposite corner of the square had this adorable pink cottage, a private home right next to the street. The little side road led off to a few more homes and then around the block. As far as I could tell, there is only one block in Mulberry.

On the south side of the square is the fire department on the left, and the Baptist Church on the right, again, all white clapboard. The little corrugated firedepartment was just the one garage door with warnings to not block the door. It made me want to see the fire truck. Can you picture a vintage truck in there?

1861-1865 We kept the south and the faith at the post of duty.


Civil War monument in the center of town.

The Church of Christ on the north side has twin doors. Love it.

The pink cottage with a the darling white balcony. Wouldn't this be a fun gem to decorate?!!


THE END
(until my next visit)








4 comments:

  1. What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I'm so glad to see you are still blogging!! I missed your posts, and wondered what you have been doing! What an adorable and historic little town you discovered--I love to drive backroads! Hope you and your family have been doing well, and are enjoying the summer.

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  3. Beautiful pics. Thanks do much for sharing them. Connie

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