Hampshire, Tennessee

Hampshire, Tennessee

Hampshire, Tennessee is an unincorporated community in western Maury County. The heart of town lies along both sides of US 412 about 9 miles east of the Natchez Trace Parkway.

In 1807 several families crossed the Duck River at Gordon's Ferry (on the Natchez Trace) and settled the area now known as Hampshire. Game in the area was plentiful. Legend says the wife of William Alexander killed a deer with a smoothing iron in 1808. The area was originally called Love's Cross Roads. In 1837, the name was changed to Hampshire.

  • Though unincorporated, Hampshire has their own post office and zip code (38461).
  • Hampshire Unit School (grades kindergarten through grade 12 with about 400 students) is operated as a unit of Maury County Public Schools.
  • The hills and plateaus of Hampshire along with the climate are conducive for growing grapes. Because of this, the area has three successful vineyards and wineries.
  • Since 1999, the Hampshire Museum has preserved the history and heritage of the Hampshire community and surrounding areas.
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