Sumner County

Sumner County was created in 1786 and today, it totals an area of 529 miles of diverse and beautiful land.

It is part of the Great Nashville Metropolitan area, adjacent to Davidson County on its northeast. It’s also home to a number of state protected areas, including the Bledsoe Creek State Park and the Wynnewood State Historic Site.

There are dozens of blue ribbon elementary, middle and high schools in the area, including prestigious magnet schools, Catholic schools and private schools.

Sumner County is notable for its number of homes and buildings on the National Register of Historic Places; as of 2015, 37 Sumner County locations were on the list, including a National Historic Landmark.

Sumner County’s population grew to 175,00 in 2015. Let’s explore some of the great neighborhoods and towns that have contributed to its population boom.



Settled around 1784, the city of Hendersonville remains a vibrant lakeside community, featuring beautiful geography, city parks, historic homes, and a close to proximity to Old Hickory lake. It’s just 18 miles from the city of Nashville, but features thriving cultural and retail centers of its own.
The Hendersonville Arts Council is housed in the historic Monthaven Mansion and is renowned for its summer concert series, wine tastings, art exhibits, workshops and musical performances. There’s even a performing arts center in the City Square Shopping Center.
Hendersonville is one of the more affluent cities in middle Tennessee; it is home to a number of notable country singers, athletes and community leaders.
Hendersonville’s population is just over 54,000 people.


Gallatin is the country seat of Sumner County, with just over 32,000 residents.
The city lies on the Cumberland River and offers a varied geographical landscape, with rolling hills, riverfront land, forests and creeks.
Gallatin also offers a number of historic locations, with many of them listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In addition to its rich cultural history, Gallatin is home to several corporations’ headquarters: Gap, Inc., Servpro Industries, Beretta and RR Donnelly, to name a few.
The city also offers a number of schools, including elementary, middle and high schools and Volunteer State Community College, which is one of Gallatin’s largest employers.

White House

Located in both Sumner and Robertson Counties, White House lies just 22 miles north of Nashville and acquired its unique name from the town’s famous stagecoach inn.
White House, like much of the Sumner County area, is experiencing rapid growth; in fact, it was the fastest-growing city in Sumner County over the past 10 years.
Many things have contributed to White House’s growth, including its reputation as one of the safest cities in the country. Commerce, restaurants, and retail activity has also picked up greatly in the past few years, with new shopping centers being added quite recently.
Multiple housing and apartment projects have been completed, and more are planned for the coming years, helping to meet the growing demand for this desirable location.
White House’s current population is around 11,000 people.

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