The world famous Milky Way Farm on Route 31, south of Nashville, has some of the most scenic, fertile land in Middle Tennessee. The historic property provides over one thousand acres of green pastures populated with herds of deer and flocks of wild turkey, enhanced by lakes, streams, massive barns, trails, and breathtaking vistas.
The Milky Way Farm began because of the vision of Frank Mars who purchased land in Tennessee in the 1930′s after the success of his Milky Way candy bar. His farm employed hundreds of workers during extreme economic times in Giles County. Known for prize Herefords, fast horses, fine sheep, incredible barns and breathtaking views the farm is dear to many. Photos of the farm in its glory days can be seen at the Train Museum in charming Lynnville, Tennessee.
The farm had its own railway stop to transport product and was one of the largest magnolia plantations of the South. Today the fine craftsmanship of all who worked on the property is evident in the architecture and design of the Manor House, the beautiful barns, stone houses, and rock walls. At this time, the property has over a thousand acres of green pastures with magnificent views of Middle Tennessee. An elegant twenty-five thousand square foot manor house featuring twenty bedrooms and fourteen baths grace the property.
Current Owners & Managers
The Charles Jones family is honored for the opportunity to own the farm and to have a part in the revitalization of this Tennessee landmark. Charles Jones and daughter, Lynn Golden, oversee the property and are blessed with a great team with General Farm Manager, Bill Davis; Property managers, Caleb and Shannon Goodrich; and Equestrian manager, Keith Jackson.
We are preparing the trails, barns, and race track for equestrian activities and gatherings. The lake bed is being prepped to restore its former 10 acre grandeur. We are reserving and hosting weddings and celebrations in the Manor House, barns, mausoleum, and grounds, and we are escorting group tours by appointment to visit the Manor House, barns, and outdoor setting that Frank Mars had constructed for his resting place. We are hosting meetings and group luncheons in the famous Manor House dining room.
There is still much to be done at the farm. Our ideas are many and our list is long but we welcome your thoughts. Please feel free to call the business office at 615-297-0773 or contact us to share an idea or schedule an event.
We sincerely want to be good stewards of this historic landmark, using the farm to honor the God who created its beauty while maintaining the legacy of its founder. This will re-ignite the pride and fond memories of those who have worked to make the farm a Tennessee treasure.