Tennessee State Route 180
|Forked Deer Rd (Nutbush)
Gates Rd (Gates)
|Maintained by TDOT|
|Length:||12.52 mi (20.15 km)|
|South end:||SR 19 in Nutbush|
| SR 88 near Gates
SR 88 / SR 209 in Gates
|North end:||US 51 / SR 3 near Gates|
|Counties traversed by State Route 180|
Points of interest
Points of interest along State Route 180 (south to north).
In 1811 and 1812 several earthquakes with the epicenter near New Madrid, Missouri caused permanent changes in the course of the Mississippi River in a wide area, including the Mississippi River valley in West Tennessee.
Trinity United Methodist Church, founded in 1822, is located just south of the southern terminus of SR 180 in Nutbush.
Agriculture and industry
After the abolition of slavery, sharecropping was the primary means of income for low income families in the area along SR 180. Mostly for the cultivation of cotton, land would be used by sharecroppers in return for a share of the crop to the landowner.
Lagoon Creek Peaking Facility
Lagoon Creek Peaking Facility is run by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Nutbush not far from State Route 180. From twelve gas turbines the power plant generates electric power for the area in times of high demand.
The early black and white musicians and singers from the Nutbush churches along today's State Route 180 recorded and influenced an international audience.
Singer Tina Turner spent her childhood in Nutbush, Tennessee, 7 mi (11 km) northwest of Brownsville, where State Route 180 starts at State Route 19, part of which was named "Tina Turner Highway" in 2002, in honor of the singer.
|Haywood||Nutbush||0.00||0.00||SR 19 (Tina Turner Highway) – Brownsville, Ripley||Southern terminus|
|Lauderdale||SR 88 east – Alamo||South end of SR 88 overlap|
|Gates||SR 88 west – Dyersburg||North end of SR 88 overlap|
|SR 209 south – Memphis|
|US 51 – Dyersburg, Memphis||Northern terminus|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Nutbush, Tennessee
- Gates, Tennessee
- Haywood County, Tennessee
- Lauderdale County, Tennessee
- New Madrid Earthquake
- List of Tennessee state highways
- TDOT Region 4 Pavement Condition Data
- http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/Maps/county/co49.pdf Lauderdale County, TN Highway Map
- http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/Maps/county/co38.pdf Haywood County, TN Highway Map
- http://www.continentalconst.com/ Continental Construction, Co., Inc.
- http://www.atlaspower.com/ AtlasPower, Inc.
- A History of Tennessee Arts, University of Tennessee Press
- Wilder, John S. (January 17, 2002). "SB 2798: Highway Signs - "Tina Turner Highway"" (PDF). Legislation Archives - Bills and Resolutions: 102nd General Assembly. Nashville, TN: Tennessee Senate. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
- Fitzhugh, Craig (January 22, 2002). "HB 2535: Highway Signs - "Tina Turner Highway"" (PDF). Legislation Archives - Bills and Resolutions: 102nd General Assembly. Nashville, TN: Tennessee House of Representatives. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
- Associated Press (September 25, 2002). "Highway to Be Named for Tina Turner". AP Online News Wire. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
- http://www.mapquest.com Mapquest.com - Mileage estimated
- West, Carroll Van & Duncan Binnicker, Margaret (2004). A History of Tennessee Arts. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 1-57233-239-5.
- Norris, Sharon (2000). Black America Series: Haywood County Tennessee. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-0605-2.