Right outside Memphis, you can find the peaceful and family-oriented suburb of Bartlett. Starting with a rich history, Bartlett continues to inspire and thrive today. Want to learn more about our neighboring city of Bartlett? Keep reading!
Bartlett wasn’t always the Bartlett it is today. Along the stagecoach route from Nashville, it was the last way station. It became a farming community when the Memphis & Ohio Railroad replaced that stagecoach route. The community first went by the names of “Union Depot” and “Green Bottom” before it settled into the name of Bartlett on November 1, 1866. With a population of less than 100, this is when the city was officially incorporated and Bryan Wither was named the first mayor.
The name “Bartlett” actually comes from planter Major Gabriel M. Bartlett, who lived on what is now the Bartlett Station Plaza on Stage Road. Now, Bartlett boasts a population of about 55,000.
Bartlett isn’t just about history. You can have tons of fun here! Here are some top attractions you can find near Bartlett.
At Shelby Farms Park, you’ll find plenty to do, whether you want to go on a hike, bike ride, or take your pup for a walk at this dog-friendly place. You can also go trail riding on beautiful horses or do a treetop zipline adventure!
Adults and kids alike will have fun at this generously-sized bowling alley. There’s a brightly-lit side for kids and a darker club side with a bar for adults.
Pump It Up is another place that’s fun for all, with huge inflatable obstacle courses and all the bouncy houses you can imagine.
Go to this escape room or the nearby Memphis Escape Rooms for the ultimate experience. You’ll be locked in a room with whoever you bring and you’ll have to find a way to escape in time!
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