Bon Aqua, Tennessee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bon Aqua, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
U.S. Post office in Bon Aqua.
U.S. Post office in Bon Aqua.
Bon Aqua, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Bon Aqua, Tennessee
Bon Aqua, Tennessee
Bon Aqua, Tennessee is located in the US
Bon Aqua, Tennessee
Bon Aqua, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°57′12″N 87°19′37″W / 35.95333°N 87.32694°W / 35.95333; -87.32694Coordinates: 35°57′12″N 87°19′37″W / 35.95333°N 87.32694°W / 35.95333; -87.32694
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hickman
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37025
Area code(s) 931
GNIS feature ID 1305340[1]

Bon Aqua is an unincorporated community in Hickman County, Tennessee, United States. Bon Aqua is located in northern Hickman County 9.2 miles (14.8 km) south-southeast of Dickson.[2] Bon Aqua has a post office with ZIP code 37025, which opened on March 5, 1842.[3][4]

The community was named for the "good water" of a nearby mineral spring.[5][6]

Phillip Van Horn Weems was major of the 11th Tennessee, he owned Bon Aqua Springs before the war, Weems was killed in the Battle of Atlanta and in the 1880s was exhumed from the CS cemetery in Griffin, GA and brought back in a vinegar barrel by wagon and buried in the family cemetery located at the end of Weem's Cemetery road near Bon Aqua Springs. You can see the back of the Weems' house from the cemetery.Recorded on the Tennessee Civil War Message Board.[7]

Country Music legend Johnny Cash used to own Weems' old farm house for over 3 decades, and The Storytellers Museum which converted from a general store and recording studio that Johnny Cash used as a place for local concerts now become new landmark of Bon Aqua.

Storytellers museum-Landmark of Bon Aqua

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bon Aqua". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Hickman County, Tennessee General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2006. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  5. ^ Spence, W. Jerome D.; Spence, David L. (1900). A History of Hickman County, Tennessee. Southern Historical Press. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-89308-242-0. 
  6. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 26. ISBN 0-253-21478-5. 
  7. ^ "Find A Grave - Millions of Cemetery Records and Online Memorials". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2017-01-06.