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Bartlett, Tennessee is a suburb on the northeast border of Memphis. The city started as Union Depot, a stagecoach stop on the route between Memphis and Nashville. Later the stagecoach post became a railway stop on the Memphis and Ohio Railway. Stage Road is still the name of the main road running through Bartlett.
Incorporated in 1866 with less than 100 residents, Bartlett was named for Major Gabriel M. Bartlett. The area grew very little for nearly a century. The population hit 500 in 1960 but then expanded quickly through the next two decades. Today more than 60,000 live in Bartlett. It is the second largest city in Shelby County and the 9th largest city in Tennessee.
Bartlett experienced its latest growth spurt after forming an independent school district in 2014. The Bartlett City Schools are six elementary schools, five middle schools, and Bartlett High School, home of the Bartlett Panthers.
While many commute the short 20 minutes to Memphis for work and play, there are a lot of entertainment options in Bartlett. The small city has several historic houses to explore, parks and four small lakes for outside fun, and many community sponsored events.
Cedar Hall was built in 1846 and is now a bed and breakfast with beautiful gardens and stables. The bedrooms are all decorated with antiques, and the bridal suite features a former owner's wedding dress. The Colonnade Garden is a favorite spot for weddings.
Built in 1871, the Nicholas Gotten House is a saltbox style home that served as the Bartlett Police Station until the late 1970s. Nicholas Gotten was the town's first constable. Today the Bartlett Historical Society leases the house, and it is called the Bartlett Museum. The Museum is open the first and third Sunday afternoon every month. Exhibits include furniture, artifacts and written documents about Bartlett's history.
Cedar Hall and the Nicholas Gotten House are both on the National Register of Historic Places. Gotten is also a Bartlett Historical Site.
The more than 30 parks in Bartlett include 100-acre W.J. Freeman Park and Nesbit Park covering 333 acres. Many enjoy riding the 9-mile Stanky Creek Mountain Bike Trails in Nesbit Park or hiking one of the 22 hiking trails in other local parks.
Most city events in Bartlett occur in the original town center now known as Bartlett Station. A robust Farmers Market operates every Saturday morning from May through September. The annual Fireworks Extravaganza includes music, a car show, concessions, and games for the kids. In September the city holds a three-day festival featuring a 5K race, entertainment, and a BBQ contest. Kids twelve and under compete in the annual Children's Fishing Rodeo on Appling Lake.
The Bartlett Public Library has a collection of more than 110,000 items and offers and an array of programs for children and adults. Programs include book clubs, computer classes, and reading with therapy dogs. The library is open every day and is part of the Memphis Public Library and Information Center.
The Bartlett Senior Center is located across the street from Bartlett High School and provides services to adults over 50. The center boasts a billiard room, cable TV, library and computer lab. Experts lead exercise and dance classes, and there are a variety of workshops and seminars. Daily and weekly activities include ceramic studio, chess club, quilting classes, and canasta. The facility offers classrooms and banquet halls for rental.
Two other popular gathering places in Bartlett are the Parks and Recreation Center and the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center. Both are part of the Bobby K. Flaherty Municipal Center.
The 55,000 square foot Recreation Center opened in 2000. The center is open every day and features a gymnasium and aquatic center. Membership is open to residents and non-residents and includes access to racquetball, childcare, group exercise classes, and a fully equipped training room. The center holds a variety of special events from potluck suppers to pickleball.
The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center hosts concerts, plays, and a youth theatre. The 350-seat auditorium, studio and meeting rooms can be rented for special events. Held on the grounds of the Arts Center, the Music by the Lake program offers free music programs during May and June.
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