Manchester, the seat of Coffee County, Tennessee, was established in 1836 and named after Manchester, England. The town is located midway between Nashville and Chattanooga and sits on the Highland Rim at the foot of the Cumberland Plateau, where the two forks of the Duck River converge at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park. This book is a compilation of vintage postcards highlighting the area's downtown, businesses, and natural riches from the early 1900s to the 1970s as it became a favorite destination for Highway 41 travelers.
About the Author
Jane Banks Campbell, a Coffee County native, is a freelance writer and former professor of mass communications and English for 22 years at Columbia State Community College. Lori Jill Smith holds bachelor's and a master's degrees from Vanderbilt University, has taught adjunct at Columbia State, and enjoys historical research, photography, and postcard collecting.
Table of Contents
1 The Courthouse 11
2 The Square and Downtown 19
3 Around Town 35
4 Country Life 51
5 Scenic Roads and Views 65
6 The Duck River, Lakes, and Waterfalls 73
7 Tourists Courts, Hotels, and Motels 93
8 Miscellaneous 119