Nutbush is a rural unincorporated community in Haywood County, Tennessee, in the western part of the state. It was established in the early 19th century by European-American settlers who brought along or bought enslaved African Americans to develop the area's cotton plantations; the African Americans built churches that still stand. Agriculture is still the most important element of the rural economy, focused on the cultivation and processing of cotton; this has been the commodity crop since the antebellum years, when its cultivation depended on slave labor. As of 2006, cotton was processed in one cotton-processing plant in the community. Nutbush is best known as the birthplace and childhood home of singer Tina Turner, who described the town in her 1973 song "Nutbush City Limits". In 2002, a segment of Tennessee State Route 19 near Nutbush was named "Tina Turner Highway" in her honor; this is the home town of blues pioneer musicians and recording artists Hambone Willie Newbern and Sleepy John Estes.
In 2000, the population of the Nutbush voting precinct was 259. Of those, 42 were White, 215 Black, two were of another ethnicity. At that time 190 people were aged 18 or older; the community's main source of income is agriculture. After the abolition of slavery, freedmen worked at sharecropping as the primary means of income, they cultivated plots of land for growing cotton, in return for paying a share of the crop to the landowner. Modern machines such as the cotton picker have superseded manual cultivation; as of 2006, one cotton-processing plant in Nutbush is the only agricultural industry in the community. Lagoon Creek Peaking Facility is run by the Tennessee Valley Authority in Nutbush. From eight gas turbines, the power plant generates electric power for the area in times of high demand; the Nutbush community was established in the early 19th century by settlers from Virginia and North Carolina. Descended from immigrants from England, they traveled westward to the Mississippi River delta in western Tennessee.
They were dependent on the use of slave labor. These settlers founded Trinity United Methodist Church in 1822. During the slavery years, black enslaved people were forced to attend the church under white supervision. More than 50 Civil War soldiers, both Confederate and Union, are buried in the Trinity Cemetery associated with the church; the Trinity Cemetery is mentioned as one of the best-kept cemeteries in the county. They had a white Woodlawn Church. Under state law, most black congregations had to be ministered by white pastors. In 1846, Hardin Smith, from Virginia, was allowed to preach to a black congregation at an evening service at the white Woodlawn Church. After the American Civil War, the Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church was established in 1866 by Hardin Smith and other freed people of the community, aided by some members of the white Woodlawn Baptist Church; the freedmen soon withdrew from white supervision, as did most black Baptists in the South, establishing their own regional and national associations by the end of the century.
Woodlawn Baptist Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 for its historical significance. In 1881 a U. S. Post office was opened in Nutbush. Nutbush is located at 35°41′53″N 89°24′29″W, at an elevation of 358 feet. Cotton fields and hills dominate the landscape of the surrounding area. Nutbush is situated on the southeastern edge of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquake risk; the U. S. ZIP Code for Nutbush is 38063 and the telephone area code is 731; the early Black musicians and singers from the Nutbush churches recorded and influenced an international audience. Prominent recording artists include Sleepy John Estes. Harmonica player Noah Lewis of Henning, Tennessee is buried in an area cemetery near Nutbush. Nutbush is best known as the childhood home of singer Tina Turner known as Anna Mae Bullock. At age 16, she moved to Missouri. After her birth in 1939, Bullock was raised in Nutbush and Ripley by her maternal grandmother and extended family in the area.
The houses she lived in as a child no longer exist. Wood from her Nutbush/Flagg Grove home was used to build a barn. Both Woodlawn Missionary Baptist Church and Spring Hill Baptist Church in Nutbush were family churches of Tina Turner, she sang in both choirs growing up. Her family members were church officials and singers. In 2002, Tennessee State Route 19 between Brownsville and Nutbush was designated as "Tina Turner Highway" in her honor. Tina Turner's song "Nutbush City Limits" is about her hometown; the line dance "The Nutbush" is performed to the song, featured in "Diva", an episode in the fourth season of Glee. West, Carroll Van & Duncan Binnicker, Margaret. A History of Tennessee Arts. Knoxville, TN: The University of Tennessee Press. ISBN 1-57233-239-5. Norris, Sharon. Black America Series: Haywood County Tennessee. Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-0605-2; the Goodspeed History Haywood County, Tennessee, 1887 The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture
The SEC Derby is the set of matches between the Kentucky Wildcats and South Carolina Gamecocks men's soccer programs representing the University of Kentucky and University of South Carolina. Since 2005, it has been a conference match in Conference USA. Both teams are the only colleges in the Southeastern Conference who sponsor men's soccer, not sponsored by the conference due to Title IX restrictions. South Carolina had started their program in 1978 while an independent, UK started their program in 1991. Since 2005, both programs compete as associate members of C-USA. From 1991 to 2004, UK had been a Mid-American Conference member for men's soccer only. Despite having joined the Metro Conference in 1983, South Carolina continued to play men's soccer as an independent, not joining for that sport until 1993, two years after the rest of its athletic program had joined the SEC; the Gamecocks played in the Metro in that league's final men's soccer season of 1994. The following year, C-USA was created with the merger of the Metro with the Great Midwest Conference, a league, formed in 1991 by a group of schools that included three charter Metro members.
South Carolina was not invited to remain as a men's soccer member after the merger. The matches between the two teams have been nicknamed The Southeastern Conference Men's Soccer Championship. Prior to the establishment of the formal derby in 2005, Kentucky had a rivalry with Vanderbilt, when the Vanderbilt Commodores men's soccer program was active; when the UK–Vanderbilt rivalry was first played in 1991, Vanderbilt was a men's soccer independent becoming a single-sport member of the Sun Belt Conference for the 1995 and 1996 seasons and the Missouri Valley Conference from 1997 until the school dropped men's soccer after the 2005 season. The last UK–Vanderbilt match was played in 2000. South Carolina did not schedule Vanderbilt at the time, as they had been independent; the two schools have combined for three conference tournament titles since rejoining C-USA. † = CUSA Tournament game ↑ = NCAA Tournament game† ¶ = 0-0 game in knockout tournament decided on penalties. The official score is Kentucky 0, South Carolina 0.
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