1. My town boasts the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket. I know, cool, right. Only, someone set fire to the World’s Largest Cedar Bucket. I don’t know why anyone would harbor such ill will for a large bucket, but apparently they did and they tried to burn it down. Some bros restored it last year, though, so we have a giant bucket again.
2. It’s a college town, but it’s not just any college town. Since we’re so close to Nashville, we boast one of the best Recording Industry programs in the state. This means we have a large hipster population. So we’re actually a hipster town. But we also have a cutthroat Nursing program and an EXCELLENT Education program (that I’m in!)
3. Tour de Fun happens in my home town! A lot of people are into it. Basically, you get on a bike with a bunch of other people and ride to somewhere around 20 different locations and venues and listen to live music and look at local artwork and be merry.
4. Stones River National Battlefield! There is a lot of blood in the land here. You can walk on the Greenway (it’s like a thirteen mile nature walk thing) and go through parts of the battlefield and see cannons and cannon balls and it’s really neat. There’s a lot of history in this town.
5. Supposedly there is a system of tunnels beneath the Square downtown. They connect most of the buildings on the Square to other buildings. They’re also supposedly haunted.
6. We are Tennessee’s fastest growing major city and one of the fastest growing cities in the US. We are the geographical center of Tennessee. We were also the capitol of Tennessee from 1818 until 1862. You don’t swim in Stones River unless you want to catch something and die. We have an awesome Jazzfest. A lot of awesome bands come from my home town, like The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza. I could keep going, but I think you get the point.
Everyone move here so I can love you more.