In 1947, members of two prominent families in the Leiper’s Fork area, Jack Fox and Martin Locke, opened Fox & Locke General Merchandise Store. They moved their successful store into a larger building across the street in 1955. The Puckett family bought this store in 1960, renaming it “Puckett’s” and continuing to serve Leiper’s Fork and the surrounding area for decades under various owners. From general store to music venue, one thing has remained true…this place is and always has been, an important part of this charming, historic community. In 2022, the heart of the country village returned to its roots with its original name, Fox & Locke.
Leiper’s Fork is the only historic district on The Natchez Trace Parkway and is a tourist destination. The community hosts events March through October that bring folks from near and far. Leiper’s Fork once hosted Willie Nelson for an outdoor show that drew 6,000 people!