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Hendersonville, Tennessee
Satellite City
Flag of Hendersonville, Tennessee
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Motto(s): "The City by the Lake"
Location of Hendersonville in Sumner County, Tennessee.
Location of Hendersonville in Sumner County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°18′0″N 86°36′22″W / 36.30000°N 86.60611°W / 36.30000; -86.60611Coordinates: 36°18′0″N 86°36′22″W / 36.30000°N 86.60611°W / 36.30000; -86.60611
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountySumner
Settled1784
Incorporated1901[1]
Named forWilliam Henderson (early settler)
Government
 • MayorJamie Clary
Area
 • Total31.37 sq mi (85.2 km2)
 • Land27.3 sq mi (70.8 km2)
 • Water5.6 sq mi (14.4 km2)
Elevation482 ft (147 m)
Population (2010)Estimate
 • Total51,372
 • Estimate (2018)[2]59,222
 • Density1,637.6/sq mi (573.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP codes37075, 37077
Area code(s)615
FIPS code47-33280[3]
GNIS feature ID1287389[4]
Websitehttp://www.hvilletn.org

Hendersonville is the largest city in Sumner County, Tennessee, on Old Hickory Lake. The population was 51,372 at the 2010 census[5] and 54,068 according to 2013 estimates.

Hendersonville is the fourth-largest city in the Nashville metropolitan area after Nashville, Murfreesboro, 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, and is named for William Henderson, the city's first postmaster.[6]

Hendersonville has been home to numerous musicians of the Nashville area, especially those of country music, most notably Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash,[7] Conway Twitty, and Roy Orbison.[8] The city's main road, Johnny Cash Parkway, was named for the former singer. Other notable past and present residents include Conway Twitty[9](whose home, Twitty City, was transformed into the Trinity Music City complex after his death in 1993), Jean Shepard,[10] Marty Stuart,[11] Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift,[12] Young Buck,[13] and Chris Henderson (3 Doors Down).[14]

History[edit]

Hendersonville was settled circa 1784 by Daniel Smith when he began work on his Rock Castle.[15]

In 1790, William Henderson settled in Sumner County and later became the namesake of the town. It was a trading center for the county, which was devoted to the production of tobacco and hemp as commodity crops, and blood livestock: both horses and cattle. During the Civil War, Monthaven was used as a field hospital.[citation needed] 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 roughly 250 residents and was led by L.H. "Dink" Newman.[16]

With the completion of the Old Hickory Dam in 1954, Hendersonville started to develop more rapidly, as the lake attracted sportsmen and people seeking recreation. Since the late 20th century, it has become the most-populous city of Sumner County, and one of the most populous suburbs of Nashville, along with Franklin and Murfreesboro.[16] The city contains around 0.7% of the population of Tennessee.[citation needed]

Government[edit]

Hendersonville is governed by a board of 12 aldermen and a mayor, known as the Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA).[17][18] The aldermen are elected by district for staggered terms of four years. The mayor is elected once every four years by the whole city.[citation needed]

Flood scare[edit]

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.[citation needed] Since then, extensive repairs have been performed on the dam, and 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.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Hendersonville is located at 36°18′00″N 86°36′22″W / 36.300084°N 86.606109°W / 36.300084; -86.606109 (36.300084, −86.606109).[19]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 32.9 square miles (85 km2), of which 27.3 square miles (71 km2) is land and 5.6 square miles (15 km2) (16.93%) is water.

Climate[edit]

Hendersonville has a humid subtropical climate.

Climate data for Hendersonville, TN
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 78
(26)
84
(29)
89
(32)
91
(33)
96
(36)
106
(41)
107
(42)
106
(41)
105
(41)
94
(34)
85
(29)
79
(26)
107
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 46
(8)
52
(11)
61
(16)
70
(21)
77
(25)
85
(29)
89
(32)
88
(31)
82
(28)
71
(22)
59
(15)
49
(9)
69
(21)
Average low °F (°C) 28
(−2)
31
(−1)
39
(4)
47
(8)
57
(14)
65
(18)
70
(21)
68
(20)
61
(16)
49
(9)
40
(4)
32
(0)
49
(9)
Record low °F (°C) −17
(−27)
−13
(−25)
2
(−17)
23
(−5)
34
(1)
42
(6)
51
(11)
47
(8)
36
(2)
26
(−3)
−1
(−18)
−10
(−23)
−17
(−27)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.97
(100.8)
3.69
(93.7)
4.87
(123.7)
3.93
(99.8)
5.07
(128.8)
4.08
(103.6)
3.77
(95.8)
3.28
(83.3)
3.59
(91.2)
2.87
(72.9)
4.45
(113)
4.54
(115.3)
48.11
(1,221.9)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 3.90
(9.91)
3.40
(8.64)
1.10
(2.79)
0.10
(0.25)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.10
(0.25)
0.50
(1.27)
9.10
(23.11)
Source: [20]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880170
189021526.5%
1970412
198026,5616,346.8%
199032,18821.2%
200040,62026.2%
201051,37226.5%
Est. 201859,222[2]15.3%
Sources:[21][22]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 40,620 people, 15,823 households, and 11,566 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,486.4 people per square mile (573.9/km2). There were 16,507 housing units at an average density of 604.0 per square mile (233.2/km2). 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, and 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, and 26.9% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 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, and 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, and 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.

Economy[edit]

Rhoades Car has its national headquarters in Hendersonville. It is the home of the Indian Lake Village business, shopping, residence, and recreation complex.

Arts[edit]

The Hendersonville Arts Council [23] is a non-profit organization and housed in Monthaven Mansion (built before the Civil War and used as a hospital during several battles, where entertaining paranormal activity is now alleged to occur frequently. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places, the Tennessee Civil War Trail and Ring of Fire) and exhibits visual art, music, workshops, wine tastings, crafts, culinary demonstrations, performances, and cultural activities. They produce a long running summer concert series and are open daily for self-guided tours.

The Hendersonville Performing Arts Center[24] is a non-profit theater (formerly known as Steeple Players Theatre). HPAC has presented theater productions since 1996. Since 2003, it has been located in the City Square Shopping Center.

Education[edit]

Hendersonville High School

Board of Education[edit]

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 county, plus the Director of Schools, Del Phillips. The members serve staggered four-year terms; the Director serves under contract with the Board of Education. The board conducts monthly meetings that are open to the public. The school system’s General Purpose School Fund budget during the 2013-14 school year was approximately $203 million.

As of 2008, the county-wide school system consisted of approximately 1,950 teacher-licensed employees and approximately 1,800 non-teacher employees.[25] The system has more than 180 bus routes which cover more than 13,330 miles (21,450 km) per day.[25] The floor space in all of the county's schools totals more than 126 acres (0.51 km2). Approximately 28,500 students were enrolled in the county school system as of August 2013.

Some areas of Hendersonville are also zoned for schools outside of the city limits, including schools in both Gallatin (Station Camp High School is considered to be on the city border of Hendersonville and Gallatin) and Goodlettsville.

Schools[edit]

Notable people[edit]

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