Whites Creek, Tennessee

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Whites Creek is an unincorporated 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.[citation needed]

History[edit]

The criminal James Gang visited Whites Creek and resting within its borders in the 1800s. Gang member Bill Ryan was arrested on March 25, 1881 at the in Whites Creek, prompting gang leaders Frank and Jesse James to leave the area.[citation needed]

Whites Creek Comprehensive High School is the community's only high school. 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. It recently added a bed & breakfast called The Inn at Fontanel, and Prichard's Distillery.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]