Bon Aqua Woods Scenic Natural Area
Hickman County has an abundance of natural beauty. In order to make one area more accessible, Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation has recently established Bon Aqua Woods Recreational Scenic Natural Area. It is located on Old Highway 46 near where the Bon Aqua Springs Resort was once located. Come down for a drive, take a walk in the old forest at Bon Aqua Woods, and buy some Diamond Gusset jeans at Bon Aqua Clothing Company up on the new Highway 46 just off I-40 exit 172.
Johnny Cash wrote “Saturday Night in Hickman County”, his ode to the simple, sweet living here when he lived in the Bon Aqua community.
You might also want to cruise on down a little further into Hickman County and visit Tarkington’s General Store to see an old-fashioned country store. On the banks of Hassell’s Creek, you can hear pickin’ on the porch and have a bologna sandwich and a cold soda (ask for a Co’ Cola, if you really want to fit in!)
About Daryl Phillips, CEcD
I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS).
Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee.
I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers.
I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.