The community from which the city of Bartlett grew was first called Union Depot and Green Bottom. It was the last major way station in Tennessee along the stagecoach route from Nashville westward and came into being about 1830. When the Memphis & Ohio Railroad took the place of the stages, Bartlett continued as a depot. This was a farming community, with major plantations along Stage Road.
On November 1, 1866, with a population of less than a hundred, the city was officially incorporated and the name changed to Bartlett. Upon incorporation, Bryan Wither was named the city's inaugural mayor. It was named for Major Gabriel M. Bartlett, a planter, whose homeplace was on the old Raleigh-Somerville Road (Stage Road) at the present location of Bartlett Station Plaza.
As of the 2010 census, the population of Bartlett stood at 54,613.
From Memphis, drive along U.S. Interstate 40 northeast, and you will go along the southern side of the city. To get to the downtown region, you can go on U.S. 64 (Stage Road) from the interstate.
The city has quite a suburban feel, having many of the wide boulevards common in modern American towns and cities, and developments between those boulevards.
- Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center, 3663 Appling Road, ☏ . Concerts and theatrical shows.
- 1 Stanky Creek Trails (Nesbit Park), 5760 Yale Road (There is a parking area on Yale Road).
Eat and drinkEdit
- 1 Best Western Galleria Inn & Suites Hotel, 8635 US Highway 64, ☏ , fax: . 24-hour free coffee bar, non-smoking rooms, free parking, meeting room facilities, free high-speed internet, safety deposit box, air conditioning, business center, fax, refrigerator, satellite TV, daily newspaper & hot tubs.
- Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, 7380 Stage Road Highway 64, ☏ . Check-in: 4PM, check-out: 12PM. Pet-friendly, offers on-site guest laundry and free local calls.