Somervile and La Grange, TN

La Grange, Tennessee

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When you arrive in Somerville, Tennessee, you will be amazed at the outstanding plantation homes and captivated by the delightful town square. If you spend your free time participating in field activities, you won’t want to miss the exhibits at the Bird Dog Museum. For those who enjoy viewing and touring pre–Civil War buildings, the Architectural Treasures of Fayette County Tour is sure to please—each year a number of buildings and residences are open to the public for touring. La Grange is the oldest town in Fayette County. It began as a Chickasaw Indian village named Itey Uch La, which means “cluster of pines.” La Grange originally served as a trading post for the Indians, who frequently visited the town. Located on a bluff overlooking northern Mississippi and just 50 miles from Memphis, this destination is a historic treat for anyone who enjoys touring antebellum homes and old plantations. Some of the stops include the Parsonage, Hancock Hall, and Westover of Woodstock. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Memphis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

Somervile and La Grange, TN Professional Review and Guide

"When you arrive in Somerville, Tennessee, you will be amazed at the outstanding plantation homes and captivated by the delightful town square. If you spend your free time participating in field activities, you won’t want to miss the exhibits at the Bird Dog Museum. For those who enjoy viewing and touring pre–Civil War buildings, the Architectural Treasures of Fayette County Tour is sure to please—each year a number of buildings and residences are open to the public for touring. La Grange is the oldest town in Fayette County. It began as a Chickasaw Indian village named Itey Uch La, which means “cluster of pines.”

La Grange originally served as a trading post for the Indians, who frequently visited the town. Located on a bluff overlooking northern Mississippi and just 50 miles from Memphis, this destination is a historic treat for anyone who enjoys touring antebellum homes and old plantations. Some of the stops include the Parsonage, Hancock Hall, and Westover of Woodstock. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Memphis. Each Day Trip includes, destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: La Grange
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 Somervile and La Grange, TN

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May 2018