The intersection of Mount Juliet Road is behind me in this photo. This road is Old Lebanon Dirt Road. It was the main road from Nashville to Lebanon, Tennessee before the state developed the "Pike" system. A "Pike" is short for "turnpike" which is a commecial enterprise to pay for creating the road including buying right-of-ways and manning the toll collection booths. The State of Tennessee authorized several pikes fanning out from the "axle" of down town Nashville. Individuals built the pikes, or sections of the pikes. In Nashville you can take the "Lebanon Pike" from Nashville through little towns and ending at Lebanon. If you are in Lebanon, you would take one of many roads named the Nashville Pike all of which ended in Nashville. The State bought out the various pikes years ago, so travel is as free as anything else state funded is. (So Gallatin Pike would take you to Gallatin, Murfreesboro Pike would take you to Murfreesboro, Lebanon Pike to Lebanon, Nolansville Pike would take you to Nolansville and so on. BUT in each of those towns, the road is no longer Lebanon pike..... or Noleansville or Gallatin, or Murfreesboro .... because you are THERE. There they are called Nashville pike in each of the towns. Something I found very confusing at first, but which makes sense on second thought.