Bell Buckle, Tennessee

Downtown Bell Buckle
Symbol of a railroad town
Southern cooking
Lunch at the Bell Buckle Cafe
Old-fashioned ice cream shop
Miss Annie's garden
Yard art, Bell Buckle style



     Bell Buckle, Tennessee (pop. 504) is an historic railroad village of preserved and restored Victorian homes and churches, nestled among the hills, farmland and walking horse country of Bedford County, Tennessee. Established in 1852, Bell Buckle is now a thriving arts community with world-renowned painters, writers, sculptors, musicians, jewelry makers, quilters, mosaic artists-- even the Poet Laureate of Tennessee! Full of charming rows of eclectic shops, local eateries and colorful down-home festivals, Bell Buckle is also the home of The Webb School, a world-renowned college preparatory boarding and day school and is an integral part of the history of this unique town.

    Only about an hour from Nashville, Bell Buckle is a favorite day trip destination for stressed-out city dwellers who want to slow the pace down and take a step back in time. But it's not always a sleepy little town--the annual RC Cola and Moon Pie Festival in June and the Webb School/Main Street Craft Show in the fall draw well over 100,000 visitors to the tiny community.

     Bell Buckle is a Governor's Three-Star Community, and has the distinction of being the smallest town in Tennessee to be a Tree City, USA.  It was recently cited as one of the "50 Most Picturesque Small Towns in America"and the Smithsonian Magazine named Bell Buckle as one of "The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit."

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