Bell Buckle, Wartrace, Haley, Normandy, and Tullahoma, TN Professional Review and Guide
"Besides being a recognized community of artisans, Bell Buckle is known for Webb School, a preparatory academy that has produced ten Rhodes scholars and the governors of three states. You can wander the tree-lined campus and stop at the Junior Room, the original one-room schoolhouse built in 1870. (It’s open daily and free.) The school hosts an arts and crafts fair each October that showcases the best in handmade collectibles. The heart of Bell Buckle consists of a strip of brightly colored stores specializing in antiques, crafts, books, and art.
About 6 miles from Bell Buckle is the town of Wartrace, where early decisions about developing the Tennessee walking horse were made at the Walking Horse Hotel. Strolling Jim, the first Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration winner in 1939, lived in the stables behind the hotel and is buried out under an oak tree. Haley is a tiny town of less than one hundred that draws visitors who want to ex-perience fine dining. Normandy is situated on the Duck River. Normandy Lake is a popular spot for fishing and boating and a picturesque place for a day’s retreat."