POPULATION: 133 (2010)
LaGrange, Tennessee is a must-see stop on any day trip east of Memphis. If you’re a history buff or just interested in the beauty of bucolic, rural scenery and Antebellum architecture, plan your trip today. The entire town of LaGrange is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a stop on the Tennessee Trails and Byways’ Walking Tall Trail.
This Antebellum center of Southern wealth, culture, and education was originally a Chickasaw village named “Itey Uch La,” meaning ”Cluster of Pines.” Markers along Hwy 57/Main Street detail the town’s origin and history, from Native American trading post to Union stronghold during the Civil War. Today, it has only about 200 inhabitants who care for the beautiful historic buildings along Hwy 57