Whites Creek, Tennessee
Whites Creek is a community located in the northern part of Davidson County, Tennessee. The community is named for the creek of the same name running north-south along U.S. Route 431. The Whites Creek area has its own US Post Office, with the ZIP Code 37189.
The historic Whites Creek District was established in 1780 and contains some of the best preserved examples of the architectural and historical significance of this era in Middle Tennessee.
The criminal James Gang was well known in the Nashville area in the late 1800s, often visiting Whites Creek and resting within its borders. Gang member Bill Ryan was arrested on March 25, 1881 at the Earthman General Store in Whites Creek, prompting gang leaders Frank and Jesse James to leave the area. The Earthman General Store is one of the historic locations in Whites Creek that are listed on the National Historic Register. It was recently renovated and reopened as a restaurant and music venue The James Gang Company.
Whites Creek Comprehensive High School is the community's only high school and well known for its 5A football team. The school is a part of the Metro Nashville Public Schools system.
Fontanel, the former residence of Barbara Mandrell, is located in Whites Creek. The location was purchased by two investors and reopened to the public, featuring a restaurant, trails and an amphitheater.
- Mark E. Clayton - Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee in 2012
- Frank Omiyale - NFL Offensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers.
- John Rich - Country music star and co-founder of MuzikMafia.
- Paul Warmack - Founder of the early Grand Ole Opry string band, the Gully Jumpers
- Kurt Fortmeyer - singer/songwriter