Whites Creek, Tennessee
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Whites Creek is an neighborhood of Nashville 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 has some of the best preserved examples of the architectural and historical significance of this era in Middle Tennessee. It is now a part of Metro Nashville.
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 in Whites Creek, prompting gang leaders Frank and Jesse James to leave the area.
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 a branch of Prichard's Distillery. Ri'Chards Cafe is another primary establishment in the community.
- Mark E. Clayton – Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee in 2012
- Frank Omiyale – NFL Offensive tackle
- John Rich – Country music star and co-founder of MuzikMafia
- Homer "Boots" Randolph – (1927 – 2007) Performed 1963 saxophone hit "Yakety Sax"
- Bones Owens – Guitarist for Rap/Rock artist Yelawolf
- JJ Lawhorn – American Country Music Artist-Songwriter