Now that Thanksgiving has officially come and gone, it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit! This Friday, November 30, 2018, Christmas on Main Street officially returns to downtown Dickson, TN. It all starts with the lighting of the tree at Waychoff Park at 5:30 P.M.
More Information About Christmas on Main Street
In the past, this event has included lots of holiday shopping opportunities from various vendors in downtown Dickson. Santa will also most likely be on site for photo opportunities with the kids. Christmas music will fill the streets during this special holiday event on Friday, November 20, 2018.
The Magic of Downtown Dickson, TN
Downtown Dickson, TN is the official site for Christmas on Main Street. This historic area is located 45 minutes from downtown Nashville on I-40 and is comprised of over 100 commercial businesses, boutiques, and restaurants. There are coffee houses, boutiques, jewelers, and even apparel stores to peruse in Downtown Dickson.
The History of Downtown Dickson, TN
According to the official website, the history of Downtown Dickson traces back to December 3, 1860, when “William Crutcher purchased 533 acres of the Piney Furnace Lands for $2,169.41 on credit terms. He then built the first building in what is now Dickson.” The building was located near what is now the Bank of Dickson on North Main Street. During the civil war, Union soldiers came and took Crutcher’s building and moved it to Cox Spring, using it as an office for the construction of the railroad from near White Bluff to the Tennessee River.
During the civil war, Crutcher defaulted on the note for the land and it was auctioned off to a Pennsylvanian named Conrad Berringer. Berringer subsequently had the town plotted and on January 6, 1873, a request was filed for the incorporation of the town of Dickson, TN.
On June 10, 1873, an election was held in Smeedsville to see if the people wanted to incorporate a town and call it Dickson. The people voted for the measure and on December 2, 1873, the first charter of the town of Dickson was granted and the name Smeedsville Station was removed. The town continued for some years, however, to be referred to as Dickson Station. On March 16, 1883, the state of Tennessee revoked the town’s charter and there was no official town of Dickson until it was re-chartered on April 22, 1899, with a population of a little over 1,300 people.
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Alexander Chevrolet Buick GMC
Just like you, everyone at Alexander Chevrolet Buick GMC is looking forward to the arrival of Christmas on Main Street. If you are in the market for a new or pre-owned vehicle, now is a great time to visit our dealership. The holiday season always brings some of the best deals of the year at our store located at 2211 Hwy 46 South Dickson, TN 37055.