Cross Plains, TN
Visit our town for history, great shopping, dining, and fun events!
Independence Day – July 4, 2022
Join us for some great traditions in Cross Plains on Independence Day. Best of all, they are FREE!
The Kilgore Remembrance Ceremony will be conducted by the Cross Plains Heritage Commission, 9:00 AM, at the Villines Cemetery just west of downtown. The program includes a guest speaker, long hunters, and a flag ceremony. Bring your lawn chair.
Join us for live music in Kilgore Park beginning at 6:00 PM on July 4 leading up to the big fireworks show at about 9:00 PM. Music this year from the Square Pegs, Seth Hopkins, and Spilt Milk.
Experience Robertson County
September 10, 2022
“Experience Robertson County,” a unique event that gives visitors an opportunity to learn about all the interesting sites, attractions, and history of our county while driving through 304,460 acres of natural beauty, farmland, and historic towns.
Robertson County is one of the state’s most important agricultural producers and we have amazing farm stores where you can find locally grown meats, vegetables, honey, flowers, and more. We were also the original site of one of the largest distilleries in the U.S. and that heritage is alive and well in Greenbrier. Adams is home to the legendary Bell Witch and you’ll need to be careful she doesn’t hop in and take a ride home with you! Beautiful golf courses and a trail of murals and public art will also be on the agenda.
You will find a designated stop in each of our eleven municipalities and each stop will have an “experience” activity. When you complete the experience, you will collect a stamp in a keepsake “passport” and drive to the next stop. Pick one city or all eleven, your choice, based on your time. This is not a race! Our goal is to allow you to learn all about Robertson County, Tennessee and find a reason to come back!
At each stop, you will receive a ticket for every stamp you collect. At the end of the day, we’ll draw for cash prize giveaways!
The entire event is FREE and we encourage you to travel with your family.
Cross Plains Heritage Commission
Founded in 1986 during the Tennessee Homecoming Celebration. The group is dedicated to preserving the past for future generations of the community. On May 2, 2002 “The Doctor’s House” a library and archives was opened. You can visit the Doctor’s House at 7821 Highway 25E on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Visit their Facebook page for more info on hours and programs.
The Cross Plains Heritage Commission hosts the Kilgore Remembrance Ceremony on July 4, 9:00 am at the Villines Cemetery, just west of downtown Cross Plains.
Across The Plains
Originally published by the Cross Plains Heritage Commission as part of Tennessee’s bicentennial celebration in 1986, “Across the Plains: A History of Cross Plains, Tennessee” by Rita A. Read is once again available. Order your copy today!
In this patchwork of pictures and journals, letters and stories, memories and recollections, Rita A. Read has captured a moving, living portrait of Cross Plains, Tennessee—a small, rural American town. From the stories of its early settlers, the memories of its soldiers, the development of its churches and schools a picture gradually emerges of not just a town but its people—a people collectively endowed with colorful spirit, humor, and humanity.
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