Mason, Covington, Ripley, Nutbrush, and Dyersburg, TN

Dyersburg, Tennessee

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As you leave Memphis, you’ll begin to notice the scenery shift from the hustle and bustle of the city to the serene, picturesque setting of the country. This small town is home to two of the most popular restaurants in all of Tennessee, both featuring the quintessential southern fare of barbecue and fried chicken. Think of Mason as a stop on the way to or from Covington. Once you reach the quiet little town of Covington, you’ll be charmed by the southern hospitality and easygoing attitude of the locals. A number of famous people have their roots in this sleepy southern town of Nutbush. In the early 1800s former slave, community leader, and minister Hardin Smith was purchased and brought to Haywood County. Smith’s legacy has influenced many well-known natives of Nutbush, including the Reverend Clay Evans, Sleepy John Estes, and Tina Turner. The small town od Dyersburg is home to a number of unique festivals that make the 70-mile trip from Memphis worth the drive. And each April, as the state tree begins to bloom, citizens of Dyersburg along with visitors from all over the Mid-south join in a celebration known as the Dogwood Festival.

Mason, Covington, Ripley, Nutbrush, and Dyersburg, TN Professional Review and Guide

"As you leave Memphis, you’ll begin to notice the scenery shift from the hustle and bustle of the city to the serene, picturesque setting of the country. This small town is home to two of the most popular restaurants in all of Tennessee, both featuring the quintessential southern fare of barbecue and fried chicken. Think of Mason as a stop on the way to or from Covington. Once you reach the quiet little town of Covington, you’ll be charmed by the southern hospitality and easygoing attitude of the locals.

A number of famous people have their roots in this sleepy southern town of Nutbush. In the early 1800s former slave, community leader, and minister Hardin Smith was purchased and brought to Haywood County. Smith’s legacy has influenced many well-known natives of Nutbush, including the Reverend Clay Evans, Sleepy John Estes, and Tina Turner. The small town od Dyersburg is home to a number of unique festivals that make the 70-mile trip from Memphis worth the drive. And each April, as the state tree begins to bloom, citizens of Dyersburg along with visitors from all over the Mid-south join in a celebration known as the Dogwood Festival."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Dyersburg
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Mason, Covington, Ripley, Nutbrush, and Dyersburg, TN

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