Mason is a town in Tipton County, Tennessee. The population was 1,089 at the 2000 census. Mason is located along U.S. Route 70, and is home to a federal detention facility.
The first rail service in Tipton County was established in December 1855, when the Memphis and Ohio Railroad completed the route from Memphis to Nashville, running through what is now the town of Mason.
Mason is best known to locals as a speed trap. Mason has a police chief and over 10 part-time officers, many who patrol simultaneously. Mason officers write in excess of 250 tickets per month compared with an average town of the same size that writes four to five. Mason accepts court authorized bribes in order to ensure the tickets do not show up on a persons state record. Covington-Tipton County Community Guide, Covington, Tennessee: Tipton County Chamber of Commerce, 2005