Lafayette is a city in Macon County, United States. The population was 4,474 at the 2010 census, up from 3,885 in 2000, it is the county seat of Macon County. Lafayette was founded in 1843 as a county seat for the newly created Macon County, it was named in honor of Revolutionary War fame. Lafayette is located at 36°31′32″N 86°01′34″W; the city is situated near the center of Macon County, along a broad stretch of the northern Highland Rim. Lafayette straddles a divide between the Barren River and Cumberland River, with streams in the northeastern part of the city draining into the former, streams in the southwestern part of the city draining into the latter. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,885 people, 1,718 households, 1,089 families residing in the city; the population density was 888.4 people per square mile. There were 1,845 housing units at an average density of 421.9 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 97.89% White, 0.15% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population. There were 1,718 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.1% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.79. In the city, the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males. The median income for a household in the city was $25,750, the median income for a family was $34,125.
Males had a median income of $28,994 versus $19,676 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,348. About 12.1% of families and 18.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 24.2% of those age 65 or over. On February 5, 2008 at 10:20 p.m. an EF3 tornado touched down near Lafayette and stayed on the ground with a width of 3/4 mile and traveled for nearly 21 miles, crossing the county in a southwest to northeast direction. The western half of Macon county was devastated by the tornado with a total of 14 confirmed fatalities. Macon County was equipped with tornado warning sirens, however they were not working at the time; this tornado devastated many areas including unincorpated communities southwest of town and north of town. Then-President George W. Bush visited the tornado-devastated areas of Lafayette on February 8, 2008; as of 2016, some areas still have visible damage. The Lafayette and Macon County area is a rural area and its economy relies on the agricultural sector.
Macon County is one of the top producers of burley tobacco in the United States. The production of hardwood lumber is an important industry in the county. There are two local banks with their main offices located in Lafayette; the oldest is Citizens Bank, founded in 1909, has ten locations in Macon County and surrounding areas. Macon Bank & Trust Co. has seven locations in the area. Lafayette is home to a few industries; the largest manufacturers in the area are Fleetwood Homes, a division of Cavco Industries, Inc. and Tennplasco, a division of Manar, Inc. Key Park – located on Church Street and includes picnic facilities, a playground, a bandstand, walking tracks and Key Park Log House; the Farmer's Market sets up shop here. Lafayette City Park – located on Days Road and includes picnic facilities, a playground, a swimming pool, a volleyball court, tennis courts and a baseball field. Macon County Golf Course – semi-private, nine-hole course Lafayette is home to several schools which are run by the Macon County Board of Education.
Macon County High School is the high school located in home of the Tigers and Tigerettes. Founded in 1927, the first graduating class consisted of 4 graduates. Central Elementary School, 2-3 Fairlane Elementary School, PK-1 Lafayette Elementary School, 4-5 Macon County High School, 9-12 Macon County Junior High School, 6-8Other publicly funded schools, located outside of Lafayette, include Westside Elementary and Red Boiling Springs School Macon Christian Academy, Pre School to 12 Lafayette is located at the crossroads of Tennessee Routes 10 and 52. Route 52 is the main thoroughfare in the city, connecting with Interstate 65 35 miles away, near Portland. Other secondary state highways include Tennessee State Route 261 and Tennessee State Route 262. Sneed Boulevard is used as a bypass that connects Route 52 to the Lafayette Industrial Park, located in the northern section of the city. Located two miles west of downtown, air service in Lafayette is provided by Lafayette Municipal Airport; the facility includes a runway with dimensions of 5,200 by 75 feet.
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Goodlettsville is a city in Davidson and Sumner counties, Tennessee. Goodlettsville was incorporated as a city in 1958 with a population of just over 3,000 residents. Goodlettsville chose to remain autonomous in 1963 when the city of Nashville merged with the government of Davidson County. Goodlettsville is located at 36°19′37″N 86°42′15″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.3 square miles, of which 14.1 square miles are land and 0.15 square miles is water. Goodlettsville was named for A. G. Goodlett, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 1848 to 1853. On April 28, 1892, an African-American man called Ephraim Grizzard was taken to the Nashville jail for assaulting two daughters of the Bruce family in Goodlettsville. Two days he was lynched by a mob of 10,000 in Nashville, his corpse was taken back to Goodlettsville. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,780 people, 5,601 households, 3,825 families residing in the city; the population density was 986.5 people per square mile.
There were 5,853 housing units at an average density of 419.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 86.42% White, 9.83% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, 1.23% from two or more races. 1.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,601 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.7% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.94. In the city, the population was spread out with 23.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,690, the median income for a family was $54,159. Males had a median income of $40,567 versus $27,250 for females; the per capita income for the city was $22,946. 9.4% of the population and 7.5% of families were below the poverty line. 18.1% of those under the age of 18 and 5.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Goodlettsville's Davidson County portion has two elementary schools and one middle school: Goodlettsville Elementary School, Gateway Elementary School, Goodlettsville Middle School. Goodlettsville schools feed into Metro Nashville Schools' Hunters Lane cluster, meaning that students tend to move from Goodlettsville Middle School to Hunters Lane High School upon completion of 8th grade and promotion to 9th grade. On the Sumner County side of the line, the only school within the city limits is Madison Creek Elementary School, which feeds to Hunter Middle School and Beech Senior High School in Hendersonville. A portion of the city is zoned for Millersville Elementary, which feeds White House Middle and High Schools.
Goodlettsville residents on the Sumner County side have the option of sending students to Sumner County's Merrol Hyde Magnet School, if the students meet its criteria. Furthermore, residents on the Davidson County side have the opportunity to send students to Head Magnet Middle School, which feeds to Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Magnet, or Meigs Magnet Middle which feeds to Hume Fogg Academic High School. Both Meigs and Head have academic requirements. A little league team from Goodlettsville participated in the 2012 Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA where they won the United States Championship and qualified to play for the World Series title against the international champion, they were the fifth team from Tennessee to qualify in series history, the first to play in the championship game. They lost to a team from Japan in the finals, they were the first Tennessee team to qualify since 1987. As tournament runners-up, they were the most successful Tennessee team since 1985, they were the first to win at least two consecutive games since 1974.
And, they were the first Nashville area team to qualify since 1970. It was only the second year for little league baseball in Goodlettsville. In 2016, a second little league team from Goodlettsville qualified for the World Series, giving the State of Tennessee four LLWS tournament teams in five years; the 2016 team advanced to the United States championship game where they lost to a team from New York. The team finished fourth in the world after next losing the consolation game against a team from Panama, the international runner-up. Goodlettsville is incorporated under the City Manager/Commission charter; the Board of Commissioners is made up of five members elected at-large. The five members select a Mayor and Vice-Mayor within themselves, much like a board selects a chair and vice-chair; the current mayor is Jeff Duncan, City Commissioners are Harry Bell, Jeff Cordell, Zach Young, Rusty Tinnin. The Goodlettsville City Commission is elected to serve four year. Elections are held every two years.
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Madison is a former settlement, now a suburban neighborhood of northeast Nashville, in the U. S. state of Tennessee. It is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Davidson County; the population of Madison's 37115 zip code as of the US Census Bureau 2016 estimates was 40,146. Madison is only 8.2 miles north at its closest point to downtown Nashville. Ellington Parkway serves as a direct connection from downtown Madison to downtown Nashville with exits to Inglewood and East Nashville. Madison is located close to major highways and parkways: 65, 40, 24, Briley and local access roads St. Route 45 and Dickerson Road, it begins at Briley Parkway and extends to the Hendersonville line in Rivergate, from Dickerson Road to the Cumberland River. Madison is one of 14 Community Plan areas in the Metro Nashville-Davidson County area for which zoning and land use planning is done; the 2015-updated Community Plan for Madison, an 89-page document adopted by the Metropolitan Planning Commission, was updated in 2015 as part of NashvilleNext's long-term planning.
Madison has two major centers: Rivergate. The area between the two centers is called Motor Mile. Madison services several surrounding communities: East Nashville, Whites Creek, Old Hickory, Hendersonville and more. Madison is one of about 26 suburban neighborhoods of Nashville. Madison Station post office was opened in 1857, when Madison Station was about eight miles from Nashville proper half way between Nashville and Goodlettsville. In the 20th century, Madison acted as a connecting suburb until being annexed into Nashville in 1963 due to the consolidation with Davidson County. Madison funnels traffic to Goodlettsville, Gallatin and downtown Nashville. Old Hickory Boulevard is a section of the Trail of Tears, the route of the forced removal of Cherokee Indians from North Carolina to Oklahoma, directed by U. S. President Andrew Jackson; this route passes directly by Jackson's estate, The Hermitage, in the neighboring community of Old Hickory, Tennessee. Madison was once home to the "Hillbilly Day" festival.
This festival was created as a fundraiser to benefit schools within the area. This fundraising festival included costumes, school events, a parade. Madison's first "Hillbilly Day" was in 1952. Madison is home to Amqui train station, built by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and serviced by the company until 1979. After L&N Railroad vacated the station, country music legend Johnny Cash purchased it and moved it from Madison to his home in nearby Sumner County; the station was returned to Madison after the passing of Cash and his wife June Carter Cash. Today, it houses a visitor center for the town. Public education in Madison falls under the supervision of Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Zoned schools in the Madison area send students through the Hunters Lane cluster, named after the area high school, Hunters Lane High School. Prior to the opening of Hunter's Lane, the public high school for the area was Madison High School, now Madison Middle Prep. Three private schools are located within Madison: Goodpasture Christian School, Madison Academy and Saint Joseph School.
Three public parks are within Madison: Madison Park is located in the center of State Route 45, Delaware Avenue, North Dupont Avenue. Peeler Park is located off of Neelys Bend Road at the end of Overton Road. Cedar Hill Park is located at the corner of Old Hickory Dickerson Pike. Another source of recreation for the Madison community is Rivergate Mall, located at the corner of Conference Drive and Gallatin Pike North; this mall houses over 130 different stores, including mainstream department stores. The Madison Branch Library opened in 1977, is part of the Nashville Public Library. A new facility, themed after the book The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, opened in 2000. Meeting rooms, group study rooms, public computers are available. Madison is a unique town in Nashville because of its easy accessibility via several major roads and interstates. Major roads running through Madison are Gallatin Pike. Dickerson Road runs along the west border of Madison. Briley Parkway, with easy access to Interstates 24 and 40, runs along the south border of Madison.
Interstate 65 has two main exits into Madison, one at Old Hickory Blvd, the other at Rivergate shopping area. Ellington Parkway connects downtown Nashville to downtown Madison with exits along the way to key areas of East Nashville and Inglewood. Vietnam Vets Parkway is accessible off Conference Drive directly off Gallatin which links Madison and Goodletsville to Hendersonville and Gallatin. Madison is on the rapid transit Metro bus lines. Madison boasts extensive walkability with several miles of sidewalks. Bike lanes were added in some of the newer asphalt in Madison and plans have been made to build a pedestrian and bike extension from Peeler Park to Stones River Park, which will connect Peeler key greenways leading to downtown Nashville. Madison is the location of the Nashville National Cemetery; the Nashville National Cemetery covers around 64 acres and holds nearly 33,000 veterans as well as their spouses, dependents. According to the National Park Service, the entrance to the cemetery is marked by a monumental arch which is, "one of five in the national cemetery system."
It and Spring Hill Cemetery, across Gallatin Pike, delineated the accepted boundary between Madison and Inglewood prior to the construction of nearby Briley Parkway. The population in Madison, as of 2010, was 37,316; the total number of households was 15,829. Average household income
Ashland City, Tennessee
Ashland City is a town in and the county seat of Cheatham County, United States. The population was 4,541 as of the 2010 census. Ashland City was created in 1856 as a county seat for the newly established Cheatham County; the county's commissioners purchased the initial 50 acres of land from James Lenox, a temporary courthouse was erected shortly thereafter. The temporary structure was replaced by the present courthouse in 1869. Ashland City was incorporated in 1859; the first major industry in the Ashland City area was the forge operated by Montgomery Bell at the Narrows of the Harpeth, several miles to the southwest, established in 1818. In 1835, Samuel Watson established a gristmill and powder mill along Sycamore Creek, just north of Ashland City. Watson's mill developed into one of the largest powder mills in the South, making it a target during the Civil War; the mill continued in operation under various owners until 1904. The city was either named after Henry Clay's estate Ashland or by an act of the General Assembly of Tennessee in 1859, when the city was incorporated, who were inspired by the ash trees in the area.
Called Ashland, "City" was added to the name after the incorporation. Ashland City is located near the center of Cheatham County at 36°16′5″N 87°3′18″W, in a bottomland along the northeast bank of the Cumberland River, a few miles upstream from the river's confluence with the Harpeth River; the Cheatham State Wildlife Management Area covers most of the hilly area on the opposite side of the Cumberland. Ashland City is centered on the junction of Tennessee State Route 12, which connects the town with Nashville to the southeast and Clarksville to the northwest, Tennessee State Route 49, which connects the city to Springfield and Kentucky to the northeast and Charlotte to the west. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 10.8 square miles, including 26.2 square kilometres of land and 0.77 square miles, or 6.95%, water. Sydney's Bluff, located on the opposite bank of the Cumberland River, is visible from most parts of the city from the residential districts which are built on hills rising to the north of the river flood plain.
This jagged cliff system, carved by the Cumberland River, is popular with local rock climbers and hikers. The bluff was named after a girl who fell from the bluff while trying to escape hostile Native Americans in the early 19th century. Cheatham Lake is a large recreational area that extends up the Cumberland River past Ashland City and is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers; the lake area, formed by Cheatham Lock and Dam 11 miles to the northwest of the town, offers many outdoor experiences such as camping, wildlife viewing, water sports and multiple children's play areas. Cheatham Lake is a popular rustic weekend getaway for many surrounding areas; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,641 people, 1,416 households, 944 families residing in the town. The population density was 410.8 people per square mile. There were 1,508 housing units at an average density of 170.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.04% White, 3.74% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.04% from other races, 0.66% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 2.03% of the population. There were 1,416 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.3% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.3% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.96. In the town, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $35,282, the median income for a family was $39,550. Males had a median income of $29,694 versus $22,454 for females; the per capita income for the town was $17,228. About 5.5% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.
The largest manufacturing operation in Ashland City is A. O. Smith; the city limits were extended southeast along State Highway 12 to the Davidson County line. This expansion incorporated the Cheatham County Industrial Park, which includes Triton Boat as well as barge building operations, paper products, concrete manufacturers along the Cumberland River. Ashland City industry is served by the Western Railroad. Town of Ashland City official website Town charter
Springfield is a city in and the county seat of Robertson County, located in Middle Tennessee on the northern border of the state. The population was 16,478 at the 2010 census and 16,809 in 2016. Springfield is located at 36°29′58″N 86°52′43″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.2 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 14,329 people, 5,453 households, 3,778 families residing in the city; the population density was 1,173.9 people per square mile. There were 5,836 housing units at an average density of 478.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 70.56% White, 25.91% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.76% from other races, 0.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.94% of the population. There were 5,453 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.7% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.7% were non-families.
25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00. In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males. The median income for a household in the city was $33,379, the median income for a family was $42,018. Males had a median income of $32,270 versus $22,765 for females; the per capita income for the city was $17,322. About 13.7% of families and 17.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.7% of those under age 18 and 17.7% of those age 65 or over. NorthCrest Medical Center 2016 Mayoral Election On November 8, 2016, Vice Mayor Ann Schneider defeated Buzzy Poole in the 2016 Mayoral Election by 38 votes.
One month she was sworn into office as Springfield's first female mayor, succeeding Billy Paul Carneal. The City of Springfield Parks and Recreation maintains: American Legion Field Garner Street Park J. Travis Price Park Martin Luther King Jr. Park Springfield Greenway The city is served by Springfield High School Springfield Middle School Krisle Elementary School Cheatham Park Elementary School Westside Elementary School Bransford Elementary School Crestview Elementary School South Haven Christian SchoolThe Highland Crest higher education facility is home to Volunteer State Community College and Austin Peay State University. Springfield Official site
Columbia is a city in and the county seat of Maury County, United States. The population was 34,681 at the 2010 census and in 2013 the population was 35,558; the "Mule capital of the world," Columbia annually celebrates the city-designated Mule Day each April. Columbia and Maury County are acknowledged as the "Antebellum Homes Capital of Tennessee", with more pre-Civil War homes than any other county in the state; the city is home to one of the last two surviving residences of the 11th President of the United States, James Knox Polk, the other being the White House. Columbia was the site of significant racial violence against African Americans: three black men were lynched in the early 20th century, a race riot was conducted against blacks in 1946 that resulted in two deaths and destroyed their business district. Twenty-five black men were charged with attempted murder of four police who were wounded, were defended by civil rights lawyer Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP, he gained acquittals for most of the men with all-white juries.
A year after the organization of Maury County in 1807 by European Americans, Columbia was laid out in 1808 and lots were sold. The original town, on the south bank of the Duck River, consisted of four blocks; the town was incorporated in 1817. For decades during the antebellum years, it was the county seat when Maury County was the richest county in the state, based on its agricultural wealth. Plantations used slave labor to cultivate and process commodity crops of tobacco and hemp, as well as raising high-quality livestock. There were many farms for breeding thoroughbred race horses. To support these industries, the county slaveholders held a significant proportion of slave workers. Although Tennessee had competitive voting during the Reconstruction era, in the late 19th century, the white-dominated state legislature passed laws to disenfranchise African Americans by raising barriers to voter registration; this political exclusion continued deep into the 20th century. This adversely affected racial relations for decades in Maury County.
The county had 5 documented lynchings in the period from 1877 to 1950. In 1924 a black man was shot and killed in the courthouse by his alleged victim's brother after his sentence was set aside. In 1927 and 1933, young black men were lynched in Maury County for alleged assaults against white women. In 1933 Cordie Cheek, a 19-year-old black man, was falsely accused of raping a white girl. After a grand jury declined to indict him, he was abducted from Nashville by white men including law officials, taken back to Columbia, where he was castrated and lynched by a white mob. During World War II there was an expansion in Columbia of phosphate mining and the chemical industry to support the war effort. By the 1940 census, the total city population was 10,579, of whom more than 3,000 were African American. Chemical plants were a site of labor unrest between white and black workers after the war, as veterans sought to re-enter the economy. Black veterans did not want second-class status after having fought in the war.
This period led to a more active campaign for civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the state. Today, the county is a heritage tourist destination, because of its numerous historic sites. Attractions include the James K. Polk Home, the Columbia Athenaeum, Mule Day, nearby plantation homes. Columbia is the location of Tennessee's first two-year college, Columbia State Community College, established in 1966. President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife Lady Bird Johnson dedicated the new campus on March 15, 1967. Clifton Place is a historic plantation mansion located southwest of the city on the Mt. Pleasant Pike. Master builder Nathan Vaught started construction in 1838, the mansion and other buildings were completed in 1839, for Gideon Johnson Pillow on land inherited from Gideon Pillow. On February 25, 1946, a civil disturbance dubbed "the Columbia Race Riot" broke out in the county seat, it was covered by the national press as the first "major racial confrontation" following World War II.
The black community well remembered Cheek's lynching in 1933 and were determined to defend themselves when threatened. In a fight instigated by William "Billy" Fleming, a white repair apprentice, black Navy veteran James Stephenson fought back and wounded him. Stephenson had accompanied his mother to the repair store, which had mistakenly sold a radio which she had left for repair to John Calhoun Fleming, father to the aforementioned Billy. A white mob gathered and the apprentice's father convinced the sheriff to charge both Stephensons with attempted murder. Rumors were rife; as whites gathered in the square talking about the incident, blacks armed themselves and planned to defend their business district known as "the Bottom" by the black community, starting about one block south of the square. That evening whites drove around the area, shooting randomly into it. Armed black men turned out the street lights and shot out others, patrolling the area for defense. Four policemen who entered the area were retreated, increasing white rage.
Worried that the small police force could not control the mob, the mayor called in the State Guard and the sheriff called in the state Highway Patrol that night. The Guard resisted Patrol requests to arm the white mob. In an uncoordinated effort, the Highway Patrol entered the district early the next morning before a planned time. Through the next day, they an
Hendersonville is the largest city in Sumner County, Tennessee, on Old Hickory Lake. The population was 51,372 at 54,068 according to 2013 estimates. Hendersonville is the fourth-largest city in the Nashville metropolitan area after Nashville and Franklin and the 11th largest in Tennessee. Hendersonville is located 18 miles northeast of downtown Nashville; the city was settled around 1784 by Daniel Smith, is named for William Henderson, the city's first postmaster. Hendersonville has been home to numerous musicians of the Nashville area those of country music, most notably Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Conway Twitty, Roy Orbison; the city's main road, Johnny Cash Parkway, was named for the former singer. Other notable past and present residents include Conway Twitty, Jean Shepard, Marty Stuart, Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Young Buck, Chris Henderson. Hendersonville was settled circa 1784 by Daniel Smith. In 1790, William Henderson settled in Sumner County and became the namesake of the town.
It was a trading center for the county, devoted to the production of tobacco and hemp as commodity crops, blood livestock: both horses and cattle. During the Civil War, Monthaven was used as a field hospital. In the late 20th century, this historic home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1901, when the small city was incorporated, it had 250 residents and was led by L. H. "Dink" Newman. With the completion of the Old Hickory Dam in 1954, Hendersonville started to develop more as the lake attracted sportsmen and people seeking recreation. Since the late 20th century, it has become the most-populous city of Sumner County, one of the most populous suburbs of Nashville, along with Franklin and Murfreesboro; the city contains around 0.7% of the population of Tennessee. Hendersonville is governed by a board of 12 aldermen and a mayor, known as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen; the aldermen are elected by district for staggered terms of four years. The mayor is elected once every four years by the whole city.
In 2007 a risk was identified that the trouble-prone Wolf Creek Dam in the neighboring state of Kentucky might break, which could have resulted in a complete inundation for the lower lying parts of Hendersonville. Since extensive repairs have been performed on the dam, the maximum level of water behind it has been lowered, thus reducing the pressure of water on the structure and resolving the identified flood risk. Hendersonville is located at 36°18′00″N 86°36′22″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.9 square miles, of which 27.3 square miles is land and 5.6 square miles is water parts of the Cumberland River. Hendersonville is served by the freeway Tennessee State Route 386 and its parallel surface road U. S. Route 31E. Hendersonville has a humid subtropical climate; as of the census of 2000, there were 40,620 people, 15,823 households, 11,566 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,486.4 people per square mile. There were 16,507 housing units at an average density of 604.0 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the city was 92.93% White, 4.12% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population. There were 15,823 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.9% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males. The median income for a household in the city was $50,108, the median income for a family was $57,625.
Males had a median income of $40,823 versus $27,771 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,165. About 5.2% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. Rhoades Car has its national headquarters in Hendersonville, it is the home of the Indian Lake Village business, shopping and recreation complex. The Hendersonville Arts Council is a non-profit organization and housed in Monthaven Mansion and exhibits visual art, workshops, wine tastings, culinary demonstrations and cultural activities, they are open daily for self-guided tours. The Hendersonville Performing Arts Center is a non-profit theater. HPAC has presented theater productions since 1996. Since 2003, it has been located in the City Square Shopping Center. Hendersonville's schools are governed by the Sumner County Board of Education; the twelve-member group consists of an elected representative from each of the eleven educational districts in the c