Sumner County


Located east of Nashville between the Cumberland River and the Percy Priest Lake, Sumer County was named after the Revolutionary War hero General Jethro Sumner. The area is known for its many lakes and waterways. The county borders Kentucky and is considered part of Middle Tennessee.

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Gallatin is the county seat of Sumner County. It was founded on the Cumberland River in 1802. Several national companies such as Gap, Inc. have established its headquarters here. The city is also home to Volunteer State Community College.

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Referred to locals as “The City by the Lake,” this area has become one of Tennessee’s fastest growing areas because of its vast waterways and proximity to Nashville. This affluent area is a great place to start a family.

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Sitting between two counties and bordering Kentucky, Portland is part of the Highland Rim and is known for its excellent agriculture. The L&N Railroad makes its way through here on its to Bowling Green. The area also has an annual Strawberry Festival that had its start in the early 1940s.

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This friendly town provides a true small town atmosphere. Sitting between the counties of Robertson and Sumner, the town’s name comes from a large, white 1829 home. The home was built by Richard Wilks and was a popular lodging location for travelers. It was said that President Andrew Jackson even spent time here during his trips.

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