Historic

Joe and Barbara Haynes Protect their Land and Family History

The Land Trust for Tennessee partnered with respected former Tennessee senator Joe Haynes and his wife Barbara, a spirited former judge, to protect their historic, fifty-three acre working farm in Sumner County. When the Hayes retired, they opted to use their retirement funds to restore the home that’s been in the family for generations.  The …

Glen Leven Farm

GLEN LEVEN FARM is a working 65-acre farm just four miles from the center of downtown Nashville.  The historic landscape was given to The Land Trust by Susan M. West, a descendant of Nashville settler Thomas Thompson who came to Nashville with James Robertson in the late 1780s. Ms. West’s will stipulates that the land be …

The Natchez Trace Parkway

Many visitors who drive, bike, hike or ride horses along the Natchez Trace Parkway don’t realize that most of the beautiful landscapes they enjoy are not part of the parkway, but private property. The Land Trust has been working with landowners and the parkway staff to protect the parkway viewshed – the lands visible from …

Civil War Sites

The Land Trust has partnered with The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County, Franklin’s Charge, the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, Save the Franklin Battlefield, the State of Tennessee and many private landowners to protect strategic Civil War battle sites throughout the state. This includes battlefield remnants in Franklin, New Johnsonville and Thompson’s Station …

Dixona Farm

It would be hard to find a property in Middle Tennessee with more history than Dixona Farm, located in Dixon Springs in Smith and Trousdale Counties. The 148-acre farm on Dixon Creek, which includes a pasture, forest and a natural spring, contains “Dixona,” one of the oldest homes in Middle Tennessee and listed on the National …