See Rock City

See Rock City

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Hendersonville, TN

Hendersonville is a city in Sumner County, Tennessee, on Old Hickory Lake. The population was 51,372 at the 2010 census. Hendersonville is part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located 18 miles northeast of downtown Nashville. The city was settled around 1784 by Daniel Smith, and is named for William Henderson. In 2009 Hendersonville was named as one of the ten best cities for families by Family Circle Magazine.


Hendersonville was settled circa 1784 by Daniel Smith when he began work on Rock Castle. In 1790, William Henderson, for whom the area was named, settled in. With the completion of the Old Hickory Dam in 1954, Hendersonville started to grow into the most populous city of Sumner County and one of the most populous suburbs of Nashville, along with Franklin and Murfreesboro. The city of roughly 250 was incorporated in 1969 under the leadership of L.H. "Dink" Newman, and over the next decades has been one of Tennessee's fastest-growing cities. The city contains around 0.7% of the population of Tennessee. During the Civil War, Monthaven, a historic home on the National Historic Register, was used as a field hospital.


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


Hendersonville High School

Board of Education

Hendersonville's schools are governed by the Sumner County Board of Education. The twelve-member group consists of eleven elected representatives from each of the eleven educational districts in the county, as well as 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 2006–07 school year was approximately $153.5 million.

The county-wide school system consists of approximately 1,950 teacher-licensed employees and approximately 1,800 non-teacher employees. The system has more than 180 bus routes which cover more than 6,000 miles (9,700 km) per day. The floor space in all of the county's schools totals more than 100 acres (0.40 km2). Approximately 26,528 students were enrolled in the county school system as of August 2007.

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.


Elementary Schools (K–5)

Jack Anderson Elementary School

Beech Elementary School

Gene Brown Elementary School

George A. Whitten Elementary School

Indian Lake Elementary School

Lakeside Park Elementary School

Nannie Berry Elementary School

Walton Ferry Elementary School

Middle Schools (6–8)

Robert E. Ellis Middle School

Hawkins Middle School

T. W. Hunter Middle School

Knox Doss at Drakes Creek Middle School

High Schools (9–12)

Beech Senior High School

E. B. Wilson Night School

Hendersonville High School

Magnet Schools

Merrol Hyde Magnet School (K–12)

Private Schools

Hendersonville Christian Academy (pre-K–12)

Pope John Paul II High School (9–12)

Notable Natives and Residents

Taylor Swift, country singer

Gary Allan, country singer

Duane Allen, country singer, member of The Oak Ridge Boys

Joe Bonsall, country singer, member of The Oak Ridge Boys

Young Buck, (real name: David Brown), hip hop artist

Jo-Ann Campbell, 1950's rock artist married to Troy Seals

Johnny Cash, country singer (deceased)

June Carter Cash, country singer (deceased)

William Lee Golden, country singer, member of The Oak Ridge Boys

Jeff Jarrett, professional wrestler

Karen Jarrett, formerly Karen Angle, former wife of Kurt Angle and current wife of Jeff Jarrett

Bob Luman, country singer (deceased)

Ronnie McDowell, country singer

Lennon Murphy, singer-songwriter

Roy Orbison, rock-n-roll singer (deceased)

Sonny Osborne, bluegrass banjo player

Luther Perkins, country guitarist (deceased)

Tommy Rich, wrestler (former NWA World Champion)

Johnny Russell, country singer, songwriter (deceased)

Troy Seals, country music songwriter

Connie Smith, country singer

Phil Stacey, country singer, American Idol season 6 finalist

Richard Sterban, country singer, member of The Oak Ridge Boys

Jody Stevens, country singer, member of Fast Ryde

Marty Stuart, country singer

Conway Twitty, country singer (deceased)

Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver

Chris Henderson, rock musician, member of 3 Doors Down

Dan Seals, country musician,member of England Dan and John Ford Coley (deceased)

Richard Bates, Former Sr. Vice-President of Atlantic Records, Chief Creative Officer for Ogilvy Mather

Jimmy Fortune, country singer

Johnny Talbot, owner and fashion designer TALBOT RUNHOF in Munich, Germany

External Links

Hendersonville official city website

The Hendersonville Public Library

Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce

Johnny Cash's Home Destroyed by Fire

Roy Orbison

Connie Smith's Home

Source: Internet