The Northern Tennessee Amish Map
Tennessee is most known for Nashville being Music City. The Northern Tennessee Amish Map covers only a few small Tennessee Amish communities but many of points of interest! Northern Tennessee, for our interest, will also take you into Kentucky to see a few different Amish communities. The people coming from Crossville will see the Muddy Pond community and Hartsville Amish community on their way to Clarksville.
Since there aren't as many Amish communities along this route, we will focus on the points of interest along the way. We divide the route between driving styles on this page. Some visitors will want to go along the interstate to Nashville and see the sights and the lights, while others want to see backroads and scenic routes. This will be the same for those going from Clarksville to Crossville and Crossville to Clarksville. The route is the same, and it is ok to modify your destinations along the way!
Routes between Clarksville and Crossville
Nashville, all the way! - You who follow the interstate will be fine since Interstates 40 and 24 are the only ones you need to get to your destination. There is so much to do in Nashville that we're making a special section below just for Nashville visitors!
Backroad Cruisers! - You who want to take the slow lane from Clarksville can take Highway 79 to Guthrie, to Highway 41, then Highway 49 to Highway 76 in Springfield toward White House, where you will take Raymond Hirsch Parkway to 258 towards Shackle Island. In Shackle Island, you will take Highway 174, which becomes Highway 25 in Gallatin. Now you've been traveling 1.5 hours and 60 miles, so Gallatin is an excellent place to stop. Leaving Gallatin on Highway 25 to Hartsville, you can see the Hartsville Amish Community before getting on Highway 70, which takes you into Monterey, where you can take Highway 164 to Cliff Springs Road to see the Muddy Pond Community or stay on Highway 70 into Crossville where you have traveled 3.5 hours and over 160 miles if all goes well and no traffic has delayed your trip.
Clarksville, Tennessee and surrounding area
We decided to use Clarksville, Tennessee, as our place to stay over. The city is located just 50 miles from downtown Nashville but has the advantage of being a river city without the crowds and traffic of Nashville. We will also take you outside the state of Tennessee to see the Amish communities outside Hopkinsville and Guthrie, Kentucky, which are only 25 minutes away. Plus, you get to see many other points of interest in the area while you are on your Amish Adventure!
A Tennessee Amish Map going into Kentucky?
Yes! Since you are so close to these great Amish communities, we feel you should stay in Clarksville and see them! The Amish community in Guthrie is a New Order community different from the old order Amish. They have more liberties in some areas of Amish life. They can drive tractors and have electricity in their homes. Guthrie is also home to old-order Mennonite in Northern Todd County, so you will get a real treat! Hopkinsville is the major city near Amish communities in Fairview, Pembroke, and Trenton. We cover these Amish Communities below!
Todd County Welcome Center
The city of Elkton is the County seat of Todd County. The surrounding area towns are smaller, so Elkton is where you will find more restaurants. Keep up with them on the Facebook pages linked below and see their website for upcoming events to combine with your Amish Adventure while in Todd county. The Explore Todd County link has a PDF map of the area. We suggest you download the map and print it off on paper before you go.
Meet the Todd County Amish and Mennonite
Guthrie Kentucky New Order Amish
Kentucky's oldest Amish community and the first New Order community in Kentucky. The New Order Amish can have tractors and electricity in their homes. Many New Order Amish usually are not as open to the English visiting them, but here in Todd County, they were open to us. Plus, there are old-order Mennonites in the northern section of Todd County that have businesses that sell to the English. The Trail of Tears also runs through Todd County for those who like to learn about Native American history.
New Order Amish Church Districts
In the New Order Amish tradition, they do not meet in each other's homes as much for church activities. They have a dedicated church building in their community's Northern and Southern districts. These churches also have cemeteries that you won't see in a Swartzentruber or other old-order Amish community. Most of these Amish have jobs like the English and don't rely on vegetable stands or home-based businesses like other Amish communities. We still believe they are worth seeing and offer many services and crafts you can still enjoy.
You may see a sign on the New Order Amish displaying a bible verse or saying that reflects biblical teaching. The New Order Amish take a more evangelical focus on their view of Christianity. They are more lenient to those English wanting to become Amish by converting into their church order. The older and more strict Swartzentruber Amish have a more closed system and do not want the English to join their church. They prefer to have their members have many children and grow the church by adding to the population of their community.
The New Order Amish and the tractor
The New Order Amish are known for their tractors. They have large parking lots to use the tractors next to their homes. They love their tractors and haul their kids in wagons pulled by these tractors. We saw plenty of Amish driving their tractors in the downtown area of Elkton, KY. Some are very nice and are kept up very well. Some still use horses and buggies and have electricity and running water in their homes.
The second largest Amish community in Kentucky started in 1989 in Christian County. Today there is around 2,200 old-order Amish living in 15 church districts. Towns like Fairview, Pembroke, Trenton to Elkton should be on your Amish map if you want to see them! You can also see the birthplace of Jefferson Davis with a tall monument where you can go up to the top and see for miles around for only a few dollars a person! Hopkinsville has things to do and see while you are out, so be sure to see them!
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
Both the president of the North and the president of the South were born in Kentucky. Jefferson Davis was born in Fairview, while Abraham Lincoln was born in Hodgenville. See these sites while you are here. The monument is 351 feet tall, and you can ride an elevator to the top, where you can see in four directions around the Amish and Mennonite community! The tour tells the life and times of Jefferson Davis, the history of the Civil War, and other historical events. We believe you will enjoy the historic site and the surrounding area.
Amish and Mennonite Stores
The Todd County area is also home to old-order Mennonites! These Mennonites have a horse and buggy and are close to the Amish. You will notice the plaid shirts or colorful dresses and the different hats and kapp on the ladies. Some Mennonite drive cars and tractors to do their work. Many of these Mennonites own stores; you must see them! Below are some of these stores we saw on our journey. Very few have websites or social media, so we will share the information we could find. The dynamic fetching type sites are not our choice, but it is better than nothing when one exists.
At Schlabach's Bakery, you will find some of the best sweets in the area! Donuts, cakes, pies, honey, loaves of bread, jams, and more! They are Mennonite and make baked goods you need to try! Open 8 am to 5 pm most days and closed Thursdays and Sundays. Call them at (270) 265-3459 and see them here!
The Country Barn Garden
The Country Barn has everything you need to make a beautiful garden! The Country Boy Cafe inside the store has pizza, subs, and more, so you can eat while selecting plants. They are in front of the Jefferson Davis Monument. Open 8:30 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and from 8:30 am to 4 pm on Saturday. Call (270) 885-4843 and see them here!
This Mennonite store has bulk items and off-the-shelf items just off Highway 68. The deli and ice cream are the most popular areas in the store. They are open Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm, and from 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday. Closed Sundays. Call (270) 885-8210 and see them here at 225 Vaughns Grove Fairview Rd, Pembroke, KY 42266
Sauder Farm Country Market
There are plants and seeds they sell in bulk and out of their greenhouse. They are open from 8 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday and from 8 am to 3 pm on Saturdays. Cookware and bakeware with jams, jellies, and spices line the shelves. Call (270) 885-1048 and see them here at 959 Britmart Rd, Elkton, KY 42220.
Fairview Produce Auction
Country View Creamery
Here is an Amish-owned dairy barn-style creamery! They have a deli and wonderful sandwiches, but the milk products keep people coming to their store. The ice cream is a crowd favorite. They are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm. Call (270) 466-0990 or see them at 1290 Watts Rd, Trenton, KY 42286.
Kentucky Tennessee Livestock Market
Red Top BBQ
We try to include interesting places to eat in the area, and Red Top BBQ is one you will want to see! There is a tractor that is made into a BBQ smoker. Their Facebook page differs from their Google page for hours, but you can count on Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Call (270) 483-1328 or see them at 10388 Russellville Rd, Guthrie, KY 42234.
Clarksville Area Lodging
There are 12 hotels surrounding Exit 4 in Clarksville. We feel this is our ideal place to send visitors to stay. When writing this page, we do not have any place in particular for you. We liked the Hilton Garden Inn Clarksville because it was next to the business center and a lake where you could walk around and relax after a long drive. This area on Exit 4 is new and has the newest restaurants and nightlife in town! Interstate 24 is close but not too close to the hotels, and the area had plenty of police presence to assure us it was safe.
Being off Interstate 24 will get you on the road to the Kentucky Amish communities or onto Highway 79 when leaving for Paris and West Tennessee or towards Crossville, Tennessee! We believe Exit 4 should give you an excellent place to stay while you are on the Tennessee Amish Trail Map. Plus, you have places listed below that are very close to your room for an easy visit to points of interest, food, and entertainment!
We have a Tennessee Amish Map webpage showing the state of Tennessee with Amish communities and hotel areas on one page! There are 4 sections we use to explain each Amish Trail and how they flow into one another. You can add points of interest along the way to complete your perfect itinerary! Click the button below and plan to go on an Amish Adventure this year!
Clarksville area points of interest
We believe you should see the Tennessee Amish Map in the link above to see the places we selected for Clarksville because they are already listed and have write-ups about the places we mentioned. In this list, we will link other places in the area that can add to the enjoyment of your trip. Places with no digital presence cannot be linked, so there may be places of interest you would like, but we cannot link to what isn't there. So please check out the list below of what we could find.
Clarksville Area: Visit Clarksville, TN
Customs House Museum
What started as an international post office has become an art museum! The history of the tobacco industry is told here and illustrates the local art scene with traveling exhibits. It has children's art on certain days. See the button link below to see their website!
Downtown Clarksville, TN
The Clarksville downtown area has plenty of trendy restaurants and bars to hang out in. With Austin Peay University in town and Fort Campbell nearby, the city has a lot of younger families taking a stroll downtown.
Riverside Clarksville, TN
Like other cities on a river, Clarksville uses its place on the Cumberland river to unite its citizens for events and leisure. Here is where Liberty Park, Fort Defiance, McGregor Park, and the Clarksville downtown areas open up to people.
Naturally, we are taking you around to see the Amish in Kentucky but stay a few days and see the outdoor activities in the area! Dunbar Cave, Hiking the parks, The Clarksville Greenway, and much more. See the outdoor areas on their website!
Things to do with kids
Clarksville has plenty of things to do for kids! Even the smaller kids have a place like mochas and minis, while the bigger kids can jump, play, and roll away at some of these places! See the things to do on the linked button below, or see our list further down this page!
Austin Peay University
Clarksville is the home of Austin Peay University, and the campus is downtown. There is a virtual tour in the button link below, as you don't need to be walking around on campus without an invitation.
Points of interest outside of Clarksville area
Once you see the Amish communities in Guthrie and Pembroke, Kentucky, you will want to see other points of interest in the area. Here are our top picks for adding places to your itinerary so you can make plans to see them during your trip between locations!
Enoch Tanner Wickham concrete arts.
Music City Nashville Tennessee
Get your boots and a cowboy hat for some all-night dancing if you want to go downtown! This is what Nashville is known for! Country music was born in Bristol but perfected in Nashville, and we want to take you on our Nashville trip. The sights and sounds will be there on Broadway and the avenue streets that turn off, but there is more to Nashville than honky tonk joints and boot-scootin' dances. Below is a list like the ones above that show a few places you might not have known about! *If you google "Amish" and "Nashville" together, but many of these places can't prove they use Amish builders, so we only link the places that say which Amish builders they use.*
These were just the places we could find online and know from when we went in person to these areas. Some places have odd closing times and days off, so make sure they fit into your schedule before making your itinerary. None of these places paid us or are represented by us. We want everyone to have a great Amish Adventure, and these places should make great additions to the points of interest along the way.
Where to go next? See other sections of Tennessee!
See other sections of the Amish Map of Tennessee and see if you can make an Amish Trail around Tennessee. There is no better time to see the Amish than the summer vacation when kids are out of school, although spring and fall are also good. See the buttons below for more pages like this one to find an Amish community and the points of interest you can visit along the way!
The East Tennessee Amish Map has you stay in Crossville Tn and see Morrison and Deer Lodge Amish Communities!
The Southern Tennessee Amish Map has you stay in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, where you see the Ethridge and Summertown communities.
The West Tennessee Amish Map has you stay in Jackson, Tennessee, where you see the Huntingdon and McKenzie communities.
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