Tipton County

A Tennessee Treasure

Tipton County has lots to offer visitors.  Spend the day on Covington’s Historic Square and browse our variety of antique shops, boutiques, and home decor.  Be sure to enjoy lunch at one of our local restaurants ranging from tea rooms, BBQ, down home country cooking, or try some fried chicken at the original location of Gus’s in Mason, Tennessee.   Visit our beautiful park systems including a nature trail that runs behind the Tipton County Museum, Project Play Playground at Cobb Parr Memorial Park, Centennial Park in Munford, and more.  Check our calendar of events to attend one of our great festivals.  We have Chocolate Tour in February, Music on the Square in May and June,  BBQ Festival in June, Art on the Square in July, Covington Heritage Festival and Celebrate Munford in September, Squarecrows in October, Holiday Open House in November, and Dickens on the Square in December.  Visit covington-tiptoncochamber.com for more information.
 

Covington
POPULATION: 9,038 (2010) Covington is the heart of the county and has a vibrant shopping community. It all starts in the Historic Court Square with a wide variety of shops and boutiques. The Court Square hosts the annual Tipton County Heritage Day Festival on the fourth Saturday in September, Dickens on the Square in December and the Chocolate Tour on the second Saturday in February. In May and June, bring your lawn chair and join the Covington-Tipton County Chamber for Music on the Square.

Tipton County Muesum

Explore military history, environmental education and West Tennessee heritage at this museum and 20-acre wildlife sanctuary. Take a stroll on the .5-mile nature trail through the forest and wetlands, or enjoy a picnic on the grounds of the largest urban park in the county.

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Covington Town Square

You’ll find unique shops and quaint restaurants on this charming square surrounding the historic 1889 Tipton County Courthouse. Great care has been taken to restore the courthouse and storefronts here, creating an inviting and charming spot for tourists and locals.

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Ruffin Theatre

This restored 1930s Art Deco-style theater is marked by a great old sign, and continues to entertain the area as host to events, community theater, productions and concerts. The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, performed on the Ruffin stage in 1955. Open for performances.

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Drummonds
Drummonds is home to the Glenn Springs Lake, a perfect getaway for fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Located about 6.5 miles west of Munford, this Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency lake covers approximately 310 acres. The facilities include two fishing piers, a covered boat dock with spot for 32 rental boats, two launching ramps, a bait and tackle shop, a clubhouse, restrooms and two picnic pavilions. Every year, the lake hosts the Chamber’s annual children’s fishing derby, where 200 kids spend the morning at the lake. For more information, call 901-835-5253. Forest Hill Golf Course, official site of the South Tipton County Chamber’s annual golf scramble, is an 18-hole public golf course open year round. Golfers are presented with a hilly, tree-filled challenge when stepping on to Forest Hill’s greens. The course features Bermuda fairways and new Championship Bermuda greens. Weekday, non-discounted green fees are $12.00, and weekend fees are $15.00. Cart fees are $10.00 and walking is allowed. Forest Hill Golf Course is located in Drummonds. For more information, call 901-835-2152.

Glen Springs Lake

A perfect getaway for fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Located about 6.5 miles west of Munford, this Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency lake covers approximately 310 acres. The facilities include two fishing piers, a covered boat dock with spot for 32 rental boats, two launching ramps, a bait and tackle shop, a clubhouse, restrooms and two picnic pavilions. Every year, the lake hosts the Chamber’s annual children’s fishing derby, where 200 kids spend the morning at the lake.

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Randolph Bluff Historic Site

Just past the Randolph United Methodist Church, you’ll find one of the best views of the Mississippi River, high above the floodplain on the second Chickasaw Bluff. A Civil War historical marker describes the area’s significance including Fort Wright (now private property) near this spot. The 1861 fort served not only as a defensive position for the Confederates on the Mississippi, it was one of the state’s first military training camps, where recruits (including future Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest) learned how to defend and fight for the Confederacy.

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Mason
POPULATION: 1,609 (2010) The little town of Mason is home to some of the finest Southern cuisine that West Tennessee has to offer. Visit the original location of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken for mouthwatering, made to order fried chicken and sides. Or pop across the street to Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q. Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q first opened in Mason, TN in 1923 by Thomas Jefferson “Bozo” Williams. This local favorite serves bar-b-q plates and sandwiches, ribs, catfish, burgers. Also, Ms. Perry “the Pie Lady” has been making homemade pies for Bozo’s for many, many years. Both restaurants are located on Highway 70. Either way, you can’t miss!

Bozo’s Hot Pit BBQ

Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q first opened in Mason, TN in 1923 by Thomas Jefferson “Bozo” Williams. Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q serves bar-b-q plates and sandwiches, ribs, catfish, burgers. Also, Ms. Perry “the Pie Lady” has been making homemade pies for Bozo’s for many, many years.

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Gus’s Fried Chicken

Visit the original location of Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken for mouthwatering, made to order fried chicken and sides.

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