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AIRPORT
Lebanon Municipal Airport
Runway: 5,000 feet long x 75 feet wide
Surface: Asphalt
Lighted Runway: Medium intensity VASI
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SIGHTS IN THE COUNTY
Boxwell Scout Reservation
Summer camps for boy and girl scouts
Located on Old Hickory Lake
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Camp Easter Seal wilson37.jpg (5566 bytes)
Wilson County Youth Ranch
Serves as a children's home for youths in crisis
Up to 12 teenage boys, ages 13-18, live on campus
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BOAT DOCKS & RAMPS
Cedar Creek Marina

Rt 5
Located on Old Hickory Lake
Open year around

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ACCOMMODATIONS:
Restrooms
WATER ACTIVITIES:
Boat Dock
Boat Launching
Boat Rental
Canoeing
Fishing
Water/Jet Skiing
Cherokee Resort

Rt 5, Box 384
Located on Old Hickory Lake next to Hwy 109 bridge
Open year around

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ACCOMMODATIONS:
Restaurant
Restrooms
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Playground
WATER ACTIVITIES:
Boat Dock
Boat Launching
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming-Outdoor Pool
Water/Jet Skiing
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Davis Corner

Located on Old Hickory Lake
Open year around

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WATER ACTIVITIES:
Boat Launching
Canoeing
Fishing
Water/Jet Skiing
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Laguardo

 

 
Located on Old Hickory Lake
Open year around
Picnic area closed 10 PM to 6 AM

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ACCOMMODATIONS:
Restrooms
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Horseshoes
Picnic Area
Playground
WATER ACTIVITIES:
Boat Launching
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming-Lake
Water/Jet Skiing

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Lone Branch


Located on Old Hickory Lake
Open year around
Picnic area closed 10 PM to 6 AM
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Restrooms
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Picnic Area
WATER ACTIVITIES:
Boat Launching
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming-Lake (Developed)
Water/Jet Skiing
Martha Gallatin Recreation Area
Hwy 109
Located on Old Hickory Lake next to Hwy 109 bridge
Open year around
Picnic area closed 10 PM to 6 AM

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ACCOMMODATIONS:
Restrooms
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Picnic
Playground
WATER ACTIVITIES:
Boat Launching
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming-Lake
Water/Jet Skiing
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HIGHWAYS
U S Highways State Highways
I-40, 70, 70N, 231 10, 24, 26, 96, 109, 141, 171, 265, 266

HISTORICAL

County created by act of Third General Assembly, October 26, 1799
It reduced limits of Sumner Co, and established Wilson and Smith Counties
Lebanon is county seat
City organized December 23, 1799
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HISTORIC TIMELINE OF WILON COUNTY, Tennessee
15000 BC
to
5000 BC
Paleo Indians in area
6000 BC
to
1000 BC
Archaic Indians in area.  Created mussel shell mounds along Cumberland River
1000 BC
to
1100 AD
Woodland Indians in area.   Occupied villages in Castalian Springs and Saundersville.  Built mounds in area.
1100 AD
to
1600 AD
Mississippian Indians in area.
1600's Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Creek Indians used area as common hunting ground
1682 Cherokee drive out Shawnees who tried to permanently settle area.
1780 Michael Stoner explored Stoner's Lick Creek.
1791 The Cloyds and Williamsons were first families in area.
1796 Tennessee becomes a state.
1799 Wilson County established.
1800 Eagle Tavern was operating on the Old Stagecoach Rd (Now Old Lebanon Dirt Rd).
1803 Settlers in county by
1826-28 The "Trail of Tears", a forced movement of Indian tribes, passed through Lebanon.
Trail of Tears Historic Marker The Trail ran through Wilson County
Southern Indian tribes were forced to move from their homes
Trail runs east to west was used from 1826 to 1828

PEOPLE

Deford Bailey
Born near community of Bellwood
Won nationwide fame as the Harmonica Wizard in 1920's and '30's
Was founding member of Grand Ole Opry
The first African American to win fame in country music
"Pan American Blues" and "Fox Chase" are folk music classics
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Major David Wilson County Named for
Served in the Revolutionary War
Was a member of the Territory Assembly
Became Speaker of the House of Representatives 1794
Governor's of Tennessee Sam Houston practiced law in county
James Chamberland
Robert Caruthers
term was delayed by Federal occupation during Civil War
Willaim B Campbell
was a leader to troops during Mexican War
Frank G Clement
resided in Lebanon for several years
Uncle Jimmy Thompson
Historic Marker on Highway 109
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HOMES
Reba McEntire's Home
The picture above was once the home for Reba's horses
Famous Country Music star
Home located on Old Hickory Lake just across Hwy 109 bridge

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Unheralded Custom Homes
in Wilson County
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POST OFFICES
LEEVILLE Opened: Nov. 19, 1877 Closed: Feb. 18, 1904
LINDSAYVILLE Opened: Oct. 28, 1839 Closed: Jan. 18, 1843
LINWOOD Opened: July 10, 1860
Re-Opened: June 12, 1888
Closed: Nov. 27, 1866
Re-Closed: Oct. 14, 1903
LOCKPORT Opened: July 29, 1834
Re-Opened: Aug. 10, 1853
Re-Opened: April 15, 1875
Closed: Oct. 15, 1847
Re-Closed: Feb. 20, 1867
Re-Closed: Sept. 19, 1903
MAHONE Opened: Feb. 6, 1882
Re-Opened: March 3, 1893
Closed: April 19, 1890
Re-Closed: April 30, 1906
NELSON HILL Opened: May 31, 1856
Re-Opened: Feb. 25, 1874
Re-Opened: May 5, 1876
Closed: Sept. 22, 1866
Re-Closed: Dec. 13, 1875
Re-Closed: Sept. 26, 1890
NONAVILLE Opened: June 3, 1896 Closed: Oct. 31, 1903
NORENE Opened: Feb. 17, 1915 Closed: Operating
OAK POINT Opened: March 26, 1868
Re-Opened: Nov. 19, 1887
Closed: June 24, 1886
Re-Closed: Sept. 6, 1894
OAK RETREAT Opened: June 30, 1858 Closed: Nov. 27, 1860
ODUM Opened: Dec. 23, 1890 Closed: April 30, 1903
PARTLOW Opened: Feb. 24, 1880 Closed: Feb. 7, 1902
PARTON Opened: Dec. 28, 1900 Closed: April 30, 1903
PONVILLE Opened: Jan. 20, 1860
Re-Opened: Oct. 30, 1866
Re-Opened: Dec. 20, 1869
Closed: Sept. 22, 1866
Re-Closed: Nov. 25, 1869
Re-Closed: May 21, 1874
PROVIDENCE Opened: Oct. 4, 1850 Closed: June 5, 1851
RAIN'S STORE Opened: June 14, 1832 Closed: March 8, 1834
ROCK SPRING Opened: Nov. 28, 1831 Closed: Sept. 20, 1832
ROUND TOP Opened: Sept. 18, 1855
Re-Opened: Aug. 1, 1866
Re-Closed: Jan. 15, 1895
Closed: May 3, 1861
ROUNDTOP Opened: Jan. 15, 1895 Closed: May 15, 1903
RURAL HILL Opened: Feb. 9, 1833
Re-Opened: May 7, 1877
Closed: July 14, 1876
Re-Closed: Jan. 28, 1895
RURALHILL Opened: Jan. 28, 1895 Closed: Oct. 14, 1903
SCOTTS HOLLOW Opened: April 16, 1866 Closed: Jan. 18, 1867
SHOP SPRING Opened: Jan. 24, 1850
Re-Opened: Oct. 13, 1851
Closed: Aug. 19, 1851
Re-Closed: Aug. 25, 1972
SILVER SPRING Opened: Jan . 31, 1831
Re-Opened: Feb. 14, 1840 Re-Opened: May 28, 1842 Re-Opened: Nov. 5, 1853
Closed: Aug. 30, 1838
Re-Closed: July 2, 1841 Re-Closed: April 28, 1843 Re-Closed: Nov. 22, 1854
SIMMONS BLUFF Opened: May 22, 1868
Re-Opened: Dec. 29, 1875
Closed: Dec. 1, 1875
Re-Closed: Sept. 19, 1903
SOLSBURGH Opened: July 10, 1860 Closed: Sept. 22, 1860
SPARKS Opened: Sept. 20, 1832 Closed: Nov. 27, 1844


STATESVILLE
Opened: March 29, 1819
Re-Opened: Oct. 19, 1868 Re-Opened: Nov. 8, 1875
Closed: May 25, 1868
Re-Closed: Sept. 14, 1875
Re-Closed: Dec. 31, 1955
SPRINGTOWN Opened: Sept. 15, 1868 Closed: Nov. 19, 1877
STROUD Opened: Oct. 20, 1897 Closed: April 14, 1900
THREE FORKS Opened: Feb. 26, 1831
Re-Opened: Nov. 6, 1877
Closed: Sept. 22, 1866
Re-Closed: July 20, 1881
TUCKER'S CROSS ROADS Opened: Aug. 15, 1857 Closed: March 31, 1903
TUCKERS GAP Opened: April 29, 1872
Re-Opened: April 22, 1876
Closed: April 3, 1876
Re-Closed: June 30, 1902
VESTA Opened: Dec. 22, 1880  Closed: May 31, 1904
VINE Opened: July 28, 1894 Closed: Sept. 14, 1903
VIRGIL Opened: Aug. 12, 1902 Closed: March 26, 1904
WATERTOWN  Opened: Feb. 23, 1858  Closed: Operating
WIER Opened: Jan. 19, 1893 Closed: March 14, 1903
WILFORD Opened: Jan. 18, 1882 Closed: Jan. 14, 1903
WINTER Opened: March 13, 1895 Closed: March 26, 1896
WORD'S CROSS ROADS Opened: Oct. 16, 1852 Closed: Dec. 31, 1853

CHURCHES

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Berea Church of Christ Bethel Church of Christ Cedar Creek Baptist Church
Established 1885

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1435 Gladeville Rd
Mount Juliet 37122

Cedar Grove Baptist Church of Bellwood Church of Christ Gladeville

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225 West Division St
Mount Juliet 37122

Commerce Church of Christ Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cloyd's Cumberland Presbyterian

7919 Lebanon Rd
Mount Juliet 37122

2205 Corinth Rd
Mount Juliet 37122

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Cook's United Methodist Corinth Church of Christ Dickerson Chapel Baptist

7175 Lebanon Rd
Mount Juliet 37122

9000 Stewarts Ferry
Mount Juliet 37122

Fellowship Baptist First Baptist Church of Mt Juliet Gladeville Baptist

8770 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Mount Juliet 37122

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Gladeville United Methodist Church Greenville Baptist Church Hurricane Baptist Church
Organized 1815

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Leeville Church of Christ LaGurdo CME Church
Leeville United Methodist Church & Cemetery

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LaGuardo Church of Christ LaGuardo Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Morningside Drive
Mount Juliet 37122

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Mount Juliet First Church Of God Mt Olivet Baptist Church
463 Hickory Ridge
Mount Juliet 37122
New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church

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Salem Church of Christ Tuckers Cross Roads Methodist Church
Established 1879
Williams Chapel CME Church
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CEMETERIES


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Bellwood Church of Christ Cemetery Leeville United Methodist Church Cemetery

HOSPITAL

University Medical Center
1411 W Badour Pkw
Lebanon
Mcfarland Specialty Hospital
500 Park Ave
Lebanon
Centra Care Medical Cemters
4024 N Mount Juliet Rd
Mount Juliet

PARKS
COMMUNITY CENTERS

Gladeville Community Center

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Cedars of Lebanon State Park

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Hwy 231
6 miles south from I-40 on Hwy 231
831 acre park
8,056 additional acres in surrounding state forest
Named for Cedars of Lebanon that existed in the land of King Solomon
Established 1936
792,000 eastern red cedar trees were replanted to help reclaim the forest
Deeded to the State of Tennessee 1955
Contains the largest remaining stand of Red Cedars in the U.S.
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Assembly Hall
Cabins (9)
Lodge (40 persons)
RV Parking (117 sites)
Hook-ups (89)
Electric
Water
Dump Station
Laundry
Restrooms
Showers
Tent Camping
INDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Camp Store
Gift Shop
Nature Center
Recreation Center
Snack Bar
Visitor Center

 

 

WATER ACTIVITIES:
Swimming-Outdoor Pool

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Archery
Badminton
Baseball/Softball Field
Basketball Court
Bicycling
Protected Roads
Trails
Frisbee Golf Course
Hiking
8 miles of trail
Horseshoes
Horseback Riding
6 miles of trail
Picnic Area
11 shelters
Planned Activities
Playground
Shuffleboard
Soccer Field
Tennis Courts
Lighted
Volleyball
Walk/Jog Trail
CORPS OF ENGINEERS PARKS
Cedar Creek Campground

Open Apr 4 to Nov 4
Located on Old Hickory Lake

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ACCOMMODATIONS:
RV Parking
Hook-ups
Electric
Water
Dump Station
Laundry
Restrooms
Showers
Tent Camping
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Horseshoes
Picnic Area
Playground
Volleyball
WATER ACTIVITIES:
Boat Launching
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming-Lake (Developed)
Water/Jet Skiing
Shutes Branch Recreation Area
Open May 9 to Sep 16
Located on Old Hickory Lake
Open May- September

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ACCOMMODATIONS:
RV Parking
Hook-ups
Electric
Water
Dump Station
Restrooms
Showers
Tent Camping
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Hiking
Picnic Area
Playground
WATER ACTIVITIES:
Boat Launching
Canoeing
Fishing
Swimming-Lake
Water/Jet Skiing
Dayton Lee Beadle Park

Norene Rd

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INDOOR ACTIVITIES
Community Center
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES:
Baseball/Softball Field
Picnic
Playground
WATER ACTIVITIES:
Swimming-Outdoor Pool

RAILROADS

RAILROAD SERVED BY:

NASHVILLE AND EASTERN RAILROAD

RESTAURANTS

Cherokee Steak House

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SPECIAL DAYS
EVENT

Cruzin' the Cumberland
September
Cherokee Boat Dock
Cruzin' the Cumberland
September
Hunters Point
On the sternwheeler, Music City Queen
Touring through Jackson, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson counties
STATISTICS
SIZE of WILSON COUNTY Square Miles: 571
Miles of City Streets: 83
Miles of County Roads: 787
ELEVATION of WILSON COUNTY 550 Feet
POPULATION of WILSON COUNTY
1960 27,699
1970 36,999
1980 56,064
1990 67,675
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