Revolutionized Real Estate
Revolutionized Real Estate
Davidson County is the second-most populous county in Nashville, Tennessee, after Shelby County. Its County seat is Nashville, the state capital.
Wilson County was created in 1799 from a portion of Sumner County and named for Major David Wilson, a Revolutionary War veteran and statesman.Wilson County was the site of an important saltpeter mine. Saltpeter is the main ingredient of gunpowder and was obtained by leaching the earth from Valley Cave. Valley Cave is located near Statesville. Numerous saltpeter hoppers still inside the cave indicate that this was a relatively large mining operation. These saltpeter vats may date from either the War of 1812 mining era or the Civil War mining era, or perhaps both. Further research is needed to determine when this mine was active.
The Tennessee General Assembly created Williamson County on October 26, 1799, from a portion of Davidson County .This territory had long been inhabited by at least five Native American cultures, including tribes of the Cherokee ,Chickasaw ,Choctaw, Creek, and Shawnee. It is home to two Mississipian-period mound complexes, the Fewkes site and the Old Town Site, built by a culture that preceded such historic tribes.
Sumner County is part of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county is made up of eight cities, including Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Millersville, Mitchellville, Portland, Westmoreland, and White House. Sumner County is 25 miles northeast of Nashville, Tennessee.Prior to the European colonization of North America, the county had been inhabited by various cultures of Native Americans.Long before Europeans entered the area, Native Americans made use of the natural hot springs for their medicinal and healing properties.
Rutherford County was formed in 1803 from parts of Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties.Rutherford County's central location and proximity to Nashville during the Civil War made it a contested area.The county was home to one of the bloodiest battles of the war, the Battle of Stones River, which was fought between December 31, 1861, and January 2, 1862. On July 13, 1862,
Davidson County is the oldest county in the 41-county region of Middle Tennessee. It dates to 1783, shortly after the end of the American Revolution, when the North Carolina legislature created the county and named it in honor of William Lee Davidson, a North Carolina general who was killed opposing the crossing of the Catawba River by General Cornwallis's British forces on February 1, 1781. The county seat, Nashville, is the oldest permanent European settlement in Middle Tennessee, founded by James Robertson and John Donelson during the winter of 1779–80 and the waning days of the Revolutionary War.