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    Lynnville Historic District    
      Lynnville Historic District
      Main Street

      Lynnville Historic District Photo
     The entire city, some 59 buildings, is listed on  the National Historic District. An old-fashioned
      soda shoppe, general store, gift shop, craft, and antique shops enhance the quiet charm of the
      business district. The Milky Way Farms Museum, contained in a vintage passenger coach of a
      restored 98 ton, 2-6-2 Prairie type steam locomotive built by Baldwin in 1927. Stop by the restored
      Lynnville Pharmacy, Soda Pop Junction, built in 1860,  and order a soft drink from the circa 1940
      soda fountain. 

     Giles County Historical Museum
     122 South Second Streets

The Giles County Museum and Archives building, which was only a dream when the historical society organized in 1974, became a reality on July 10, 1977. Challenged by Mr. Cully A. Cobb in 1974, with a gift of $1,000.00, the Society joined the County Bicentennial Committee in a project to construct a building to house county historical artifacts and genealogical records. With permission and a large donation from the Craig Family, who had given Giles County its public library, the new building took the form of an addition to the library. By Bicentennial Day, July 4, 1976, over $65,000 had been raised and ground broken. The building was completed within the next year and dedicated on July 10, 1977.

Sam Davis Museum

Sam Davis Avenue

Sam Davis Museum Photo

Located in a National Historic District, the museum stands on the spot where the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy" was executed on November 27, 1863. Captured behind enemy lines with damaging information in his possession, Davis faced death by hanging rather than betray his source. The museum contains Civil War memorabilia as well as leg irons worn by young Sam Davis. Viewing may be arranged through the Giles County Historical Society. Free

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