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Provided below are the links to the online stories of the Home Page Guide to Williamson County. Publisher Letter: Celebrating change and honoring milestones Brentwood puts the finishing touches on 50 years of careful residential growth  What you need to know about Brentwood government and services  Fairview also is celebrating a milestone anniversary this year  …

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Dear Home Page readers, I have always loved birthdays – especially mine. Maybe it is the celebrating with family or maybe it is the opportunity to recognize a milestone. So I’m ready for a big old party – happy decade birthday to Brentwood Home Page! It’s been ten years since Susan Leathers and I became …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS As the City of Brentwood celebrates its 50th birthday, it’s fitting that we go back to the beginning to understand the city’s cautiously undertaken but almost unimaginable transformation from a sleepy little suburb to a vibrant, very deliberately and carefully planned destination. After decades of nurturing a community that emphasizes and cherishes its residential …

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City of Brentwood 5211 Maryland Way Brentwood, TN 37027 (615) 371-0060; www.brentwood-tn.gov History The City of Brentwood was incorporated on April 15, 1969, but its history goes back much farther. The first known residents of Brentwood were prehistoric Native Americans from the Mississippian-period who built mounds with ceremonial buildings. Such early villages have been found in the …

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By SUSAN T. LEATHERS Debby Rainey has called Metro Fairview home for more than 40 years. Never heard of “Metro Fairview”? Then you obviously don’t know Debby, a first-term City of Fairview commissioner. “When they started calling Nashville ‘Metro Nashville,’ I decided Fairview should be a ‘Metro’ too,” Rainey says, and the moniker stuck. At least for …

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City of Fairview 7100 City Center Way Fairview, TN 37062 (615) 799-2484; www.fairview-tn.org The City of Fairview is officially just 60 years old, but its history started long before. The area was first inhabited by Native Americans who traveled the ancient Natchez Trace trail which runs just a few miles from city’s heart. Due to …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS Historic Franklin has achieved what many small towns across the South only aspire to. The city’s original commercial and residential district, first platted in 1800, has survived war, segregation, urban renewal and economic ups and downs, and is perhaps more popular and beloved than ever. It’s charming. It’s walkable. And there’s nary …

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Franklin City Hall City of Franklin 109 3rd Avenue South Franklin, TN 37064 615-791-3217 www.franklintn.gov History The city was founded Oct. 26, 1799 by Abram Maury Jr. who named it after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a Continental Congress member and Williamson County’s namesake. It is the county seat. Prior to …

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Williamson County is made up of rolling hills, lazy rivers, and is divided down the middle by Highway 31, the gateway to most major cities in the county. Highway 31 runs parallel to the faster route, Interstate 65. The highway may be the gateway, but the thriving retail, restaurant and corporate business community is the …

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Asking Beth Lothers and Vicky Travis to pick their favorite stories discovered when researching Images of America: Nolensville was like asking a parent to pick his or her favorite child. But in the end, each came up with three. Here they are: The Butter Story (page 40): In 1921, local dairy farmers formed the Nolensville Co-Operative Creamery. Its …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS In a town like Nolensville, where the population has grown threefold since the turn of the 21st century, helping history come alive to those with no institutional knowledge of the place they now call home can help build community. Historic preservation also grows in importance when so much of what built the town — …

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Town of Nolensville 7218 Nolensville Road Nolensville, TN 37135 (615) 776-3633; www.Nolensvilletn.gov History Nolensville’s story begins with a broken wheel. Revolutionary war veteran William Nolen brought his family to the region in 1797 and settled here after his wagon broke a wheel and he decided to stay where it fell. He purchased part of a …

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When developers first began proposing the Berry Farms development off I-65 and Peytonsville Road/Goose Creek Bypass, it was referred to informally, and even in formal meetings, as “the next Cool Springs.” Though things haven’t yet developed to that scale, just down the road Spring Hill and Thompson’s Station are waiting to see the if next-next …

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City of Spring Hill 199 Town Center Parkway Spring Hill, TN 37174 www.springhilltn.org; (931) 486-2252 History Spring Hill’s first settlers arrived with land grants and until the Civil War, the south county community grew with farms and plantations and the local businesses and tradesmen to support them. On Nov. 29, 1864, the Battle of Spring …

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Town of Thompson’s Station P.O. Box 100 1550 Thompson’s Station Road West Thompson’s Station, TN 37179 (615) 794-4333; www.thompsons-station.com History The first settlers in what is now Thompson’s Station arrived in the late 1700s. In 1800, there were only 24 local taxpayers, but by 1866, that number reached 200. The town was first known as …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS Williamson County’s I-65 corridor is definitely where the action is when it comes to commerce, tourism, dining, shopping and entertainment. From the northern border of Brentwood to Spring Hill straddling the Maury/Williamson county line, the green spaces that once separated the county’s largest cities are quickly disappearing. But if you’ll take the time to …

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Williamson County 1320 W. Main Street Franklin, TN 37064 www.Williamsoncounty-tn.gov History: Williamson County, established in 1779, is named for Dr. Hugh Williamson. Williamson (1735-1819) was surgeon general of the North Carolina militia, a Continental Congress member and signer of the Constitution. But he never resided here. Franklin, its county seat, is named for his good friend (who …

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By SUSAN LEATHERS Don’t let a ZIP Code fool you, especially where Williamson County is concerned. Consider the “Brentwood” Goodwill store. It has a 37027 Brentwood address, is located in SE Davidson County and is within spitting distance of Nolensville — 37135. And then there’s this recent listing for a three-bedroom, three-bath, all-brick home “located in …

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April 27: Movies in the Park, 6pm, Crockett Park, 1490 Volunteer Pkwy., Brentwood. “Mary Poppins Returns” will be shown in the Eddy Arnold Amphitheater. Free. www.brentwoodtn.gov; (615) 371-0060. April 27-28: 36th annual Main Street Festival, sponsored by Main Street Franklin and the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County. Music, arts & crafts, food, children’s activities. Draws 100k over …