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As Seen on Tennessee Crossroads: Sumner County

April 1, 2020

Tennessee Crossroads in a legendary television show hosted by Joe Elmore that airs locally on Nashville Public Television. The program travels around the state to feature Tennessee attractions, restaurants, people and anything else that they think others need to know about! Some great Sumner County places and people have been featured, so check them out below (they are listed from oldest air date to most recent): 

Delicious food and delightful shopping are hallmarks of 5 Chefs and the Shoppes at Occasions in Portland, Tennessee! They serve breakfast and lunch, and guests rave about the wonderful cakes and awesome shopping experience! 

Historic Rock Castle is one of the oldest houses in Middle Tennessee and it was completed in 1796, the same year that Tennessee became a state. Today the house is a historic site that guests can tour for a fee. 

Gallatin resident and artist David Wright’s incredible and intricate works of art easily take viewers back in time with their realistic depictions of American history. His works can be purchased here:

You’ve heard of a bicycle, but what about a quadricycle? Rhoades Cars in Hendersonville produces 4-wheeled bikes that drive like cars! Their American-made designs have shipped to customers all over the world, including a Saudi Arabian prince! These unique designs made locally in Tennessee are for sale and bring a lot of fun to everyone! 

The Days Gone By Museum is an amazing assortment of antique machinery, vehicles, tools, appliances, and so much more that will leave lovers of vintage and antique pieces truly in awe when they see this collection. 

Serving lunch six days a week, The Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cafe is a very popular spot for diners looking for an adorable atmosphere and delicious food. Each meal is also served with a wonderful chocolate dipped strawberry! 

Historic Mansker’s Station’s annual Heritage Day is a favorite for field trips and family fun. This 2-day event (one for students, one for families) allows children to “see it, touch it, and feel it” in regard to historic tasks and practices!  

Ronnie McDowell is not only a famous face for his music career, but as an artist his talents bring his paintings alive with vibrant colors and the wonderful stories that they tell. Find him on tour or purchase his art here:

On a rolling hill in Castalian Springs sits Historic Cragfont, once a family home that is now a public historic site. The original owner, General James Winchester, was a recognizable person during his life and was close friends with President Andrew Jackson. 

Historic Rose Mont is a unique example of a 19th century house and although in Tennessee, it was designed in a popular style found in Louisiana. Originally owned by Judge Jo Conn Guild, his descendant takes viewers on a tour of the old mansion. 

Flower Lady of Gallatin

Alecia Welbern is known as the “Flower Lady of Gallatin” thanks to her tireless efforts to beautify the city with flowers and plants. Her hanging baskets that line the streets of downtown Gallatin always lead to compliments from locals and visitors alike!

Diners are known for comfort food and the family-run Music City Diner serves up some of the best comfort foods around! While they dish up classic diner favorites, Music City Diner is also famous for their delicious, homemade Greek food. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy at Music City Diner! 

Fresh, healthy, and flavorful food is always on the menu at Cafe Rakka thanks to owner and chef Riyad Alkem, who works diligently to exceed expectations at his eatery. Customers rave about the food and drinks (try the tea!) and the restaurant has also been featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

For more information, contact Visit Sumner TN by either stopping in at 2310 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066, by calling (888) 301-7886, or by emailing