An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes, economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life.
Goodlettsville is located just 12 miles north of Downtown Nashville on Interstate 65, with a 15-minute drive from Nashville International Airport, and within a day’s drive to two-thirds of the country.
Goodlettsville is the only city with its name and has a little something for everyone including award winning parks and walking trails, antique shops and specialty boutiques, Historic Mansker’s Station, and unique restaurants and eateries. Goodlettsville is home to friendly faces, historic places, and good old southern graces. Venture out and explore Music City too! As Nashville’s Neighbor, Goodlettsville offers convenience to Music City with budget friendly hotel options.
Experience Goodlettsville and find all the GOOD for yourself!
Hendersonville, famously known as the “city by the lake,” draws that moniker due to its close proximity to Old Hickory Lake, which provides ample opportunity for fishing, boating, kayaking, and other water-related recreation. Many celebrities such as Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Roy Orbison, and Marty Stuart were so drawn to Old Hickory Lake that they settled into homes situated along the lake’s banks. Hendersonville was founded in the late 1780s and a visit to Historic Rock Castle explores the history of the city. Hendersonville also has great parks and greenways to enjoy, an array of shopping and dining options at The Streets of Indian Lake, and many locally owned boutiques and restaurants that will make Hendersonville a must-see during your Tennessee vacation!
On an 1878 map of Middle Tennessee, the area where Millersville currently sits was labeled as “TiWhoppetti.” This name has been suggested to be a misspelling of the Cherokee word “tywopety” meaning “valley of the cool waters.” In 1981, Millersville was incorporated into a city that today has a population of around 6,700 people. The Millersville Community Center, situated next to Slaters Creek, is the heart of Millersville where many events are held and where a popular children’s playground can be found. Inside the community center there are area attraction brochures along with a small display of Millersville artifacts, and a piece of the World Trade Center is also on display for all to view.
Initially there was no Portland, Tennessee, even though a permanent settlement was founded in the area around 1792; what we today call Portland was originally named Richland! However, there was a town in East Tennessee with the same name and once the Louisville & Nashville Railroad created a route through Richland, there was concern about the confusion that two Richlands caused. In 1888, the Richland nestled on the Highland Rim in Sumner County changed its name to Portland. Today Portland is recognized for its rich agricultural history, notably in strawberries. At its peak, Portland supplied twenty percent of the national strawberry market and celebrates this accomplishment with the city’s annual Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival held in May. Although Portland may seem quaint, it surprises guests with its southern charm, dynamic attractions, and rich history; a visit to Portland is sure to be berry sweet!
Located in northern Sumner County, Westmoreland, Tennessee sits amongst the rolling hills of the Highland Rim. With its proximity to nearby Nashville and Bowling Green, KY, our city offers a quiet country setting with easy access to area employment, shopping, and local attractions.
Westmoreland has a rich history tied to the railroad, tourism, and agriculture. A number of historical attractions brought tourists to visit the area over the years, including the Epperson Springs Hotel, Rock House Stagecoach Inn, the East Sumner Fair, and the still existing Little Tunnel, the shortest railroad tunnel in the world.
Today, our city maintains a welcoming spirit for tourists and residents alike with our parks and recreational programs, a unique dining and shopping district, industrial and commercial opportunities, and a wide variety of community outreach programs sponsored by local religious organizations, Chamber of Commerce, and library.
We welcome you to drop by for a visit and see what we have to offer. Our community spirit and beautiful Tennessee hills are what make us stand out here on the “Top of the Ridge.”
The City of White House is named after the original White House Inn built by Richard Stone Wilks in 1829. Mr. Wilks paid $200 in November of 1828 for a parcel of land lying in both Sumner and Robertson County. On the land, he built a large two-story house along what was originally a buffalo and Native American trail that had become a well-traveled route for all travelers between Louisville, KY, and Nashville, TN. An unusual characteristic of the house was that it was painted white. At that time, buildings were usually left as raw wood. The stagecoach drivers and passengers would refer to it as “The White House” – thus giving the City its name. So, the legacy of the White House Inn is carried on through the City’s name for all to remember its historic beginnings.