History of the city of Hampshire, Tennessee


Hampshire, Tennessee is an unincorporated community in western Maury County. The centre of town lies along both sides of US 412 about 9 miles east of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

In 1807 several families crossed the Duck River at Gordon’s Ferry (on the Natchez Trace) and settled the area now known as Hampshire. The area was originally called Love’s Cross Roads. In 1837, the name was changed to Hampshire.

The hills and plateaus of Hampshire along with the climate are conducive for growing grapes. Because of this, the area has three successful vineyards and wineries.

Though unincorporated, Hampshire has their own post office and zip code (38461).

Area : total 71.65 sq mi (185.57 km2). Population: total 1,473.

Hampshire Unit School, enrolling kindergarten through grade 12, is operated as a unit of Maury County Public Schools. Approximately 400 students study here.

Since 1999, the Hampshire Museum has preserved the history and heritage of the Hampshire community and surrounding areas. Open Thursday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is also here recording studio and a quaint downtown strip with unique artisan stores.

Events in Hampshire

  • Hampshire hosts an annual “The Village Jubilee & Festival” early June featuring vendors, food trucks and live music.
  • Cajunfest late May.
  • Swine & Wine spring thru fall.

Notable residents

George Edwin Varble is an American country music musician and songwriter. Varble co-wrote the hit songs Have You Forgotten?, Waitin’ on a Woman, Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind and A Little More Country Than That. С 2011 года музыкант живет на своей родине в Hampshire.

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