Old Stones River Road

2012-01-07
Old Stones River Road

If you look at the Percy Priest Lake area on Google Maps you can often see old roads that lead straight into the water. Recently I noticed such a road parallel to Stones River Road here in La Vergne, and this past fall Merredith and I decided to take a walk to see what we could find.

Old Stones River Road on Google Maps
Old Stones River Road on Google Maps

It turns out there was quite a bit to see of Old Stones River Road. From small drainage bridges to old fencing to the actual roadbed, it looks as though the road was left as-is when Percy Priest Lake was built in the 1960s. The following photos were taken just south of the Hurricane Creek boat ramp area.

Old Stones River Road
Old Stones River Road

One of the drainage bridges along Old Stones River Road
One of the drainage bridges along Old Stones River Road

Old Stones River Road showing fencing and drainage bridge
Old Stones River Road showing fencing and drainage bridge

View of Percy Priest Lake from Old Stones River Road
View of Percy Priest Lake from Old Stones River Road