- Tennessee State Route 180
alternate_name= Forked Deer Rd (Nutbush) Gates Rd (Gates)
length_ref= [http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/materials/pavement/Documents/Region4(All%20Counties)(PROTECTED).xls TDOT Region 4 Pavement Condition Data] ]
counties= Haywood, Lauderdale
cities= Nutbush, Gates
State Route 180 (abbreviated SR 180) is a is a secondary south-north
highwayin Haywood and Lauderdale Counties, Tennessee, United States.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] State Route 180 is 12.52 mi (20.1 km) long.
rolling hillsof Tennesseeand cottonfields dominate the rural landscapeof the area traversed by SR 180.
State Route 180 is located on the southeastern edge of the
New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquakerisk.
Points of interest
Points of interest along State Route 180 (south to north).
State Route 180 is situated on the southeastern edge of the
New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquakerisk.
1811and 1812several earthquakeswith the epicenternear New Madrid, Missouricaused permanent changes in the course of the Mississippi Riverin a wide area, including the Mississippi River valleyin 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
abolition of slavery, sharecroppingwas 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 sharecroppersin return for a share of the crop to the landowner.
2006, a cotton-processing plant exists in Nutbush at the junction of SR 180 and State Route 19.
Lagoon Creek Peaking Facility
Peaking Facilityis run by the Tennessee Valley Authority(TVA) in Nutbush not far from State Route 180. From eight gas turbinesthe power plant generates electric powerfor the area in times of high demand. [http://www.continentalconst.com/ Continental Construction, Co., Inc.] [http://www.atlaspower.com/ AtlasPower, Inc.]
The early black and white musicians and singers from the Nutbush churches along today's State Route 180 recorded and influenced an international audience.
Nutbush is the birthplace and home community of black and white pioneer musicians and prominent recording artists such as
Hambone Willie Newbernand Sleepy John Estes. Harmonicaplayer Noah Lewisof Henning, Tennesseeis buried in an area cemetery near Nutbush."A History of Tennessee Arts", University of Tennessee Press] Singer Tina Turnerspent her childhoodin 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 2001, in honor of the singer.http://www.allaboutbrownsville.net/attractions/index.html AllAboutBrownsville.com]
Major intersections of State Route 180 (south to north).
Haywood County, Tennessee
Lauderdale County, Tennessee
New Madrid Earthquake
List of Tennessee state highways
*cite book | title = A History of Tennessee Arts | author = West, Carroll Van & Duncan Binnicker, Margaret | year = 2004 | location= Knoxville, TN | publisher= The University of Tennessee Press | id = ISBN 1-57233-239-5
*cite book | title = Black America Series: Haywood County Tennessee | author = Norris, Sharon | year = 2000 | location= Mount Pleasant, SC | publisher=Arcadia Publishing | id = ISBN 0-73850-605-2
* [http://www.tdot.state.tn.us Tennessee Department of Transportation]
* [http://www.lctn.com Official Lauderdale County Website]
* [http://www.haywoodcountybrownsville.com/HaywoodCounty Haywood County Official Web Site]
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