Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Spotlight on where I call home

Will always call Nashville my home after living there for over 50 years. 

Sunset over the Tar River Reservoir from which Rocky Mount gets most of its water.

Rural Nash County scene this time of year.

Rose Hill Plantation at the edge of Nashville. A huge farm and cattle operation as well as renting out the plush facility for group meetings.

Boddie's Mill Pond, site of an actual corn meal operation for many years. My dad sold their ground corn meal in his store for as long as I can remember. I have fished down below the falls and have paddled in a boat until I was out of sight in the back to the right. One of my favorite places in Nash County.

Nash County Courthouse built back in the 1800's.

Battle Park in Rocky Mount has paved paths throughout the park is so peaceful and green during the summer months.

The train comes through the middle of downtown Rocky Mount. The west side of the tracks is Nash County and the east side is Edgecombe County.  Sadly Edgecombe only has the community college to its credit with the main office in a neighboring town called Tarboro. Nash got all the industry, malls and growth.

Tar River Falls former location of the business that really started Rocky Mount about a hundred years ago. The cotton industry began here pictured at the back named Rocky Mount Mills.  The river snakes it's way through Battle Park which is part of this area.

One of my all time favorite places in Rocky Mount is the Farmers Market. Linda and I love to spend time there whenever we can.

Ford's Colony built a housing development with many beautiful homes and this golf course but ended up going out of business.

One of the staples of Rocky Mount is our BBQ and Gardner's has been around for as long as I can remember serving BBQ pork, chicken, brunswick stew, slaw and hush puppies. They have 3 locations in Rocky Mount.

The Amtrak train station in Rocky Mount that also has an office for the Chamber of Commerce in the left side.

Didn't save much for Halifax but then there is not that much to really speak about when it comes to Halifax except of course the Halifax Resolves of April 12, 1776 when Halifax was the first direction from an entire colony instructing the delegates of the Continental Congress to vote for independence. There is a play called "First for Freedom" that is done just a 1/4 mile from our house each year.

Last but not least good old Weldon, NC, Rockfish capital of the world.


  1. You live in a beautiful part of the country that's rich in history, Odie! Thanks for the pictures and information!

  2. You have natural beauty and history in such rich abundance all around you. You are a blessed man.

  3. Great pictures. I especially liked the sunset.

  4. You do live in a beautiful area, Odie. No wonder you have stayed there for 50 years. I love going to Farmer's Markets too. We have one here every Wednesday and Saturday. Hugs and love to you.

  5. Great tour Odie. I would love to visit that plantation someday. It looks beautiful. I pass the sign for Rocky Mount everytime I travel home. Now it will really have meaning. Hugs to you and Linda!

  6. Well I have been there a time or twenty! I love coming to your blog. It's like going home for a minute!

  7. WOWzers!
    That's some sunset.
    Always a pleasure to be invited into your simple life :)