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Cross Plains, TN

Visit our town for history, great shopping, dining, and fun events!

 Cody C. Engdahl 

Independence Day in Cross Plains

Join us in Cross Plains on July 4 beginning at 9:00 AM at the Villines Cemetery, just west of downtown Cross Plains. Cody C. Engdahl will be the guest speaker for the annual Kilgore Remembrance Ceremony. Cody is a former reporter on Channel 4 in Nashville and has written several best-selling works of historical fiction including his latest release, Mexico, My Love. Bring your lawn chair.

Our big Independence Day celebration at Kilgore Park begins at 6:00 PM with concessions for sale from Highland Church Youth Group, Fine Food Nashville Delights, & East Robertson 8U State Tournament Team including burgers, hot dogs, watermelon, nachos, funnel cakes, and snow cones. Bounce house and more for the kids sponsored by Chad Rogers Trucking & Excavating LLC.. Live music including Spilt Milk Band and Next of Kin and the BIGGEST FIREWORKS SHOW Cross Plains has ever seen thanks to the City of Cross Plains, under the direction of Tom Tegarden! Admission is free! Bring your lawn chair!

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! Limited copies are also available at the Doctor’s House museum.

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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