Hendersonville (Tennessee)

Sumner County


Hendersonville is the largest city in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States, located on the north side of Old Hickory Lake. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had in the year 2010 51.372 inhabitants and an area of 85.2 km ².


To 1784, Daniel Smith with the establishment of Rockcastle the foundation for the establishment of Hendersonville; the house is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1790 could be here William Henderson down, after whom the city was named.

With the completion of Old Hickory Dam in 1954, the city grew into one of the largest places of Sumner County. 1969 Hendersonville received its town charter; In 1972, the city had already 14,000 inhabitants. In the two-volume book, The City by the Lake: A History of Hendersonville, the enrolled residents of the town Tim Takacs and Jamie Clary, the creation and development of Hendersonville is described in detail.

Risk of flooding

In 2007 it was announced that the Wolf Creek dam could break in Kentucky; the deeper parts of the city Hendersonville would probably completely flooded in such a case. The dam was repaired in the meantime, be lowered water level, thus reducing the pressure, so that the risk of flooding seems spellbound.

Famous people of Hendersonville