Located east of Nashville between the Cumberland River andÂ the Percy Priest Lake, Sumer County was named after theÂ Revolutionary War hero General Jethro Sumner. The area isÂ known for its many lakes and waterways. The county bordersÂ Kentucky and is considered part of Middle Tennessee.
Gallatin is the county seat of Sumner County. ItÂ was founded on the Cumberland River in 1802.Â Several national companies such as Gap, Inc.Â have established its headquarters here. The cityÂ is also home to Volunteer State CommunityÂ College.
Goodlettsville is split between Davidson andÂ Sumner counties. The county gained worldÂ recognition in 2012 when its little league teamÂ where runners-up in the Little League WorldÂ Series, loosing to a team from Japan.
Referred to locals as â€œThe City by the Lake,â€ thisÂ area has become one of Tennesseeâ€™s fastestÂ growing areas because of its vast waterways andÂ proximity to Nashville. This affluent area is aÂ great place to start a family.
Sitting between two counties and borderingÂ Kentucky, Portland is part of the Highland RimÂ and is known for its excellent agriculture. TheÂ L&N Railroad makes its way through here on itsÂ to Bowling Green. The area also has an annualÂ Strawberry Festival that had its start in the earlyÂ 1940s.
This friendly town provides a true small townÂ atmosphere. Sitting between the counties ofÂ Robertson and Sumner, the townâ€™s name comesÂ from a large, white 1829 home. The home wasÂ built by Richard Wilks and was a popular lodgingÂ location for travelers. It was said that PresidentÂ Andrew Jackson even spent time here during hisÂ trips.