City History

There are various reasons to make Hendersonville, TN home for your family or business. Maybe it's the lake, its parks, a job, the schools system, or just the community itself, but rest assured, the reasons are numerous!

As one of the fastest-growing communities in Tennessee, Hendersonville offers great opportunities for everyone.

Strategically located 18 miles NE of the center of downtown Nashville and 20 miles from Nashville's International Airport, Hendersonville attributes its rapid growth to geographic location and scenic beauty. The city has approximately 38 square miles of land and 26 miles of shoreline on Old Hickory Lake.

Hendersonville is governed by a 13-member Board of Mayor and Aldermen. It was first incorporated in July 1969 and the city officially began operation August 1, 1969. With higher than average household incomes, Hendersonville is the home of a highly educated and affluent citizenry and is known throughout the state as one of the finest places to live, work, and play. It offers a unique blend of city living and spacious country surroundings.

These historic structures within Hendersonville date from circa 1700. Learn more about their rich and proud heritage.

Rock CastleRock Castle

A magnificent, seven-level, hand-hewn limestone structure on Old Hickory Lake, circa 1700. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Directions, operating schedules, and additional information may be found in the full brochure (PDF) or by visiting their website.

Spring  Haven MansionSpring  Haven Mansion

Historic Spring Haven is a beautiful plantation home with rich pre-civil war history. Andrew Jackson, Isaac Franklin, and Adelicia Acklen are only a few who share in the rich history of this home.

Directions, contact information, and additional information may be found in the full brochure (PDF) or by visiting their website.