Hickman County Chamber of Commerce, Centerville, Tennessee
Hickman County Chamber of Commerce, Centerville, Tennessee 


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Centerville City Pool - (931) 729-9116

Centerville City Park - (931) 729-4246

Centerville Municipal Golf Course - (931) 729-2474

Centerville Municipal Airport - (931) 729-3032

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Doyle Bowen Memorial Park - Ball Park - 131 Armory St., Centerville, TN 37033 - For info contact Lonnie Mayberry at (931) 242-2644.

Buford P. McCord Memorial Park - Offers a play area for the kids, picnic tables and trails.  5432 Highway 100, Lyles, TN 37098 - For info contact Jolene Bradley at (931) 670-3529.


The Duck River


Not only is the Duck River the longest flowing river in the State of Tennessee but it is also one of the states most scenic waterways which flows through Hickman County Tennessee.  But there's more here than just an ordinary river. In a feature article in the February 2010 issue of the National Geographic magazine, the Duck River was identified as one of 4 of the of the most biodiverse places in the world comparing it Table Mountain in South Africa, a cloud forest in Costa Rica and a Pacific Ocean coral reef in French Polynesia.  According to researchers, the Duck River is home to over 50 species of freshwater mussels, 151 species of fish as well as 22 aquatic snail species making it the most biologically diverse river in North America.


Why is the Duck River so special you ask? According to Leslie Colley, director of the Nature Conservancy's Duck River Program, "It is largely un-impounded (by dams) so it has natural flows with the shallow shoals and (deeper) runs that mussels and many fish depend on. "It's just a system that is ancient, and it's one of the last remnants of our great Southern rivers," Ms. Colley said.


With it's abundance of natural resources and scenic beauty, Hickman County is one of Tennessee's best kept secrets.



Hunting Guide


Beaverdam Creek WMA


Happy Hollow WMA (map currently unavailable)

Directions from I40:  From I-40, take TN-50 (Exit 148) south toward Centerville for about two and a half miles. The entrance will be on your right.


Directions from Centerville: From the square drive west on Highway 100. Take a right on Hwy 50 West. Then go approximately 15 miles and the entrance to Happy Hollow will be on your left. If you pass I-40 you have gone too far.


MTSU WMA  in Hickman County


There is also a public boat ramp allowing access to the Duck River at RiverPark in Centerville, just east of the Public Square on Highway 100.

Other Recreational Activities

John H. Noel State Natural Area is home to a remnant of "old growth" white oak forest. The white oaks are a dominant canopy species here and are estimated to be more than two or three centuries old. To reach the John H. Noel State Natural Area from I-40 take the Highway 46 exit and proceed south 4.8 miles, turning right past the post office on Church Road. You then continue 1.5 miles to Bon Aqua, and turn left at the railroad crossing before proceeding approximately one mile to the natural area on Old Highway 46.


Cane Creek Market  is located just on the other side of the Perry County line. It is centered in a Mennonite Community and offers a variety of fresh produce and other unusual items. 1798 Highway 438 East, Lobelville, TN 37097. (931) 593-3242


Wolf Creek Ranch  offers horse back riding lessons and much more. Their contact information is as follows: 120 Windsor Rd., Centerville, TN 37033   (931) 306-1267


Piney River Resort, Inc  offers RV camping, pottery, and more! 6832 Piney River Road, Centerville, TN 37033 (931) 996-3431


Natchez Trace Parkway  (Highway 50 access). Stops in Hickman County include the Gordon House and Jackson Falls.


Grinders Switch Winery  located at 2119 Highway 50 West Loop, Centerville, TN 37033.  (931) 729-3690.


Clay Harris Theatre  check Facebook for current events.

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