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Christmas in Watertown

Visit Watertown this holiday season for great events including shopping opportunities, our annual Christmas parade, and more!
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Watertown Excursion Trains

Visit Watertown, Tennessee as part of one of the Excursion Train experiences provided by the Tennessee Central Railway Museum.
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Local Businesses

Watertown has several great local businesses and shops which help to make up our unique atmosphere. Stop by and shop for antiques, great local cuisine, and more!
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Local Attractions

Antiques shopping, unique gifts, and a local drive-in theater help make Watertown a great destination.

Unique Local Events

Watertown host many unique events throughout each year (pictured is the annual Big Hill Challenge). To learn more about our numerous local events, click the link below to visit the Watertown Events page.
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Christmas in Watertown

November 28th - Christmas in the Country
Enjoy shopping, goodies, cider, great bargains - and you may even catch Santa Claus in the Gazeebo! We hope you'll join us for Christmas in the Country! It's a fun, relaxing way to spend a Saturday!

November 28th - North Pole Express Train
Get your tickets to the annual North Pole Express Train on November 28th, 2015. Visit Watertown with the Tennessee Central Railway Museum, as they invite you to ride one of their historic passenger trains and experience the joys of rail travel.

December 12th - Watertown Christmas Parade
Find details and learn more about the annual Watertown Christmas Parade hosted by the Watertown Chamber of Commerce on December 12th, 2015.

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WHS’s 100-year reunion arrives May 26

WHS’s 100-year reunion arrives May 26

From: The Watertown Gazette
By: Jimmy L Foster, Editor

One hundred and one years ago, the great citizens of Watertown gathered together with a mass of 141 members of the community and put together enough funds to construct a two-story, rectangular structure that would be known as Watertown High School.

The school, built in 1911, came at a cost of $9,768. Two years after it opened, additional wings were added for more classrooms and a basement held the cafeteria, classrooms and heating system. An auditorium and two additional classrooms were on the top floor.

In 1929, a three story high school was built and the original 1911 building became Watertown Elementary School. The 1929 building housed the high school until 1964, when a third building was constructed. This building is the current home of Watertown High School, which will then transform the current building into Watertown Middle School.

The idea for the 100-year celebration came from WHS principal Jeff Luttrell, who, along with Historic Watertown, has worked diligently with high school seniors, staff and local citizens to make this event the best it could possibly be. A contest was held at the school to design a 100-yar logo, with Micheala Upchurch being named the winning artist.

Plans for the celebration have been underway since last May when the committee was formed, and now, everything is ready to fall into place.

The 100-year reunion will be held Saturday, May 26, beginning at 4 PM. All alumni are invited. Tickets may be purchased directly through WHS or through any of Wilson Bank & Trust’s branches. Tickets are $15 each and seating is limited to 500 individuals. The deadline for ticket sales is Tuesday, May 15.

For additional information on the banquet, contact Watertown High School at (615) 237-3434. Handicap parking will be available.


Promised Land Trail Launch

promised land 2011Promised Land Trail Launch

Wednesday, October 12th there will be a special train coming to Watertown around 11:15 am.  This train is hosted by the State, both the Upper Cumberland Tourism and Wilson County Convention in launching a new historic Tennessee byways and trails the 'Promised Land Trail'.  There will 20-30 journalist (travel maginzines, etc) from across the country who will be writing about about this trail and Middle Tennessee.  As the train leaves Nashville it will stop in both Mt. Juliet and Lebanon to pick up additional passengers. The public can ride the train for $12, a special deal (pass word along).  We are expecting 100 to 200 people to ride the train.  There will be a State Historian on train sharing the story of the Promised Land Trail and how the settlers traveled the 500 miles trek across Tennessee. There will be our neighboring counties, DeKalb, White, Smith, Putnam and Jackson who will be coming in to set up booths promoting their counties as this is a tourist promotion going country wide.  Cumberland University is providing jazz music at the gazebo.

This is your opportunity to visit with dignitaries and journalists, tell them what Watertown is all about, and showcase your shop and merchandise.  If store/shop owners wish to serve light refreshments please do so. If you do not have store front but would like to showcase your business let us know.  The Chamber office will be open if you have literature you wish to display.

Since the annual fall train robbery will be the upcoming Saturday there will be some individuals dress in costume walking around with wanted posters displayed in various areas.

When train arrives there will be a 5-10 minute welcoming presentation at the pavilion by the tracks, please join us if can.  The journalists will be escorted to lunch before touring around town.  Everyone will depart at 1:30 pm.

Again, even though this event is promoting the Promised Land Trail, Watertown was picked as a stopping point.  It is our chance to highlight Watertown as the place to visit!

For more information check out http://www.tnvacation.com/vendors/promised-land-trail/  and

Train Robbery / Excursion Train

Train Robbery / Excursion Train

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Tennessee Central Railway Museum


The Tennessee Central Railway Museum is dedicated to the preservation of Tennessee's railroad heritage. We invite you to ride one of our historic passenger trains and experience the joys of rail travel. Our Nashville facility is home to a unique collection of historic equipment.


For TRAIN TICKETS call or click:
Tennessee Central Railway Museum    615-244-9001


Fall Mile-Long Yard Sale


Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Rain or Shine!
Hundreds of Booths
Thousands of Shoppers
Antiques, Flea Market Items, Tools
Collectibles, Food & More!!

Booth Rental and Application: (615) 237-1777

Excursion Train Ticket Info: (615) 244-9001

Sponsored By: The Watertown/East Wilson Chamber of Commerce

Directions: From Nashville, 1-40 East, Exit 239A, 12 miles

Event Details:
Join us for the 27th Annual Fall Watertown Mile Long Yard Sale sponsored by Watertown/East Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Usually there are approximately 10,000 - 20,000 attendees at this great event, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Give Goodwill your Yard Sale leftovers! Two special drop-off locations: Three Forks Marketplace & Watertown Storage II (9998 Sparta Pike). All donations are tax deductible, these trailers will be accepting clothing, shoes, hosewares, books, toys, electronics, sporting goods! Your donations CHANGE LIVES!

The following items are NOT acceptable for this family event:
Snap Pops • Silly String • Realistic-Looking Cap Pistols • Rubber Bullet Shooting Pistols • T-Shirts with Suggestive Themes (such as women, drugs etc.) • Knives (no sales to minors without parental permission)

Vendor Applications:
As new home and business owners are now utilizing some vacant spaces that were previously available, it is important that you submit your application as soon as possible to ensure that you get a space!

All applications accompanied by a check for the booth fee must be received no later than September 22, 2015 to ensure space.

Please keep the upper portion of the application form for your records.
Mail the lower portion to Jim Amero, 312 Public Square,Watertown, TN 37184 with checks made payable to: Watertown Chamber of Commerce.

More Information:
For more information, please call Yard Sale Coordinator Jim Amero at (615) 237-1777 between 10AM and 5PM.

Vendor Space Application

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You can download a .PDF application for vendor space by clicking below. Hurry - space is limited!
- Download Fall 2015 Application!


Vendor Rules & Information:
Food booths are required to have a clean, neat setup and must clean the area after the event.  Electric hook-ups are limited; please apply early.

Exhibitors must check in at the gazebo on the square 5:30-7:00 a.m. on Saturday morning for booth assignment, unless already assigned your location. Your vehicle must be unloaded and all set up by 7:00 a.m. so plan ahead.




Jim Amero
312 Public Square
Watertown, TN 37184

(615) 237-1777




Click on any map below to view directions & alternate routes on Google! Maps.


1. From Lebanon, TN


1. Head north on N Cumberland St toward E Market St      0.3 mi 
2. Take the 3rd right onto E High St      0.5 mi 
3. Continue onto E Baddour Pkwy      1.2 mi 
4. Continue onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike      10.0 mi 
5. Turn left onto W Main St


2. From Lebanon, TN (Alternate)


1. Head west toward W Main St      318 ft 
2. Exit the traffic circle onto S Cumberland St      1.9 mi 
3. Continue onto TN-10 S/US-231 S/Murfreesboro Rd      5.8 mi 
4. Turn left onto TN-265 E/Chicken Rd
     Continue to follow TN-265 E     8.1 mi 
5. Turn right onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike      2.8 mi 
6. Turn left onto W Main St

3. From Alexantria, TN

map31. Head west on W Main St toward Church St      0.2 mi 
2. Take the 3rd left onto Academy Ave      404 ft 
3. Take the 1st right onto Locust St      0.3 mi 
4. Take the 2nd right onto TN-26 W/US-70 W/US-70 Scenic W
     Continue to follow TN-26 W/US-70 W     5.2 mi 
5. Turn right onto E Main St

4. From Nashville, TN

map41. Head southeast on 6th Ave N toward Charlotte Ave      453 ft 
2. Turn left onto Charlotte Ave      0.2 mi 
3. Continue straight onto James Robertson Pkwy      0.7 mi 
4. Turn right onto Interstate Dr      486 ft 
5. Merge onto I-24 E via the ramp on the left to I-40 E      3.1 mi 
6. Slight left onto I-40 E      26.6 mi 
7. Take exit 239A to merge onto TN-26 E/US-70 E/Sparta Pike toward Watertown      9.4 mi 
8. Turn left onto W Main St




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Watertown Chamber

Watertown Chamber Page 


Watertown is proud to support the new, county-wide project:
Wilson County - The Place To Be!


Join us to stay informed and/or get involved in all that the Watertown/East Wilson County Chamber of Commerce has to offer!


Want to help or include your info?
Contact the Chamber at 615-237-0270 or Chamber@WatertownTN.com.


2015 Watertown Chamber Officers
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Meeting Reminder:
October 6th

@ 12:00PM | Nona Lisa Pizzeria
208 E. Main Street • Watertown, TN

Historic Watertown

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You can find minutes and agendas for meeting on the Historic Watertown page - find out what you missed or get ready for the next meeting!


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WHS 100th Anniversary

See photos from the 100 Year Celebration / Banquet held on May 26, 2012

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Meeting Reminder:
Every Month
1st Friday

@ 9:00AM | Watertown Library
Library Meeting Room (in the back)
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