Nolensville is a town in Williamson County, Tennessee. Located in Middle Tennessee, it is approximately twenty-two miles southeast of Nashville. The town was re-incorporated in 1996.
Nolensville was founded by William Nolen, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War in 1797. The town grew quickly and was first incorporated in 1838 with specific town limits as well as identifying 23 numbered lots and 3 unnumbered lots with owners’ names associated with each lot. In the early 1800s, churches and schools for both blacks and whites were established which served the small agricultural community. Nolensville was heavily impacted by the Civil War. The town provided confederate soldiers, as well as fighting many skirmishes around the town. Following the war, the town continued to grow as a small, rural community in the northeast corner of Williamson County and in 1996, re-incorporated as the Town of Nolensville. A more detailed history follows:
Legend has it that William Nolen, along with his wife Sarah and five children, were traveling through middle Tennessee, in 1797, when his wagon broke down causing the family to delay traveling until the wagon was repaired. After inspecting the local terrain, William Nolen noted the area had an abundance of game and clean creek water. These resources convinced him and his family that they needed to travel no further. Regardless of the reasons, Nolen purchased property and sold lots for the town, which still bears his name, Nolensville. The first town lots were sold to George Barnes in 1819, 1/2 acre for $55.
Nolen and his family built their log cabin home and farm and lived there until his death when the land was sold. The property changed hands numerous times and the original log cabin was enclosed within a larger home ultimately known as the McCord House. The McCord home has been moved and preserved with parts of the original Nolen cabin exposed.
As of the census of 2010, there were 5,861 people, 1,831 households residing in the town. The population density was 617 people per square mile.
Nolensville Tennessee has attracted families for generations not just for its beautiful landscape but also for its convenient location, inclusion in Williamson County and its low property tax rates.
The storybook town makes you feel far from it all but is just a few miles from Nashville, Franklin and Smyrna making it an easy commute in nearly any direction.
Being in Williamson County means that Nolensville residents have access to some of the best schools in the state, new elementary middle and high schools have recently opened drawing in families looking for high quality education.
Farm houses, dot rolling hills and newer subdivisions with community amenities are scattered throughout the town giving residents plenty of choices in their home search. Stroll through downtown Nolensville and you’ll find quaint Bed and Breakfasts antique shops with unique finds and restaurants offering delicious southern fare. The feedmill is a must-see and offers authentic Amish Goods and foods. Nolensville is home to the original Martins barbecue but be sure to stop by early as they frequently run out of the favorites. Mill Creek Brewing Company hosts some great events in their tap room and you can frequently find a great food truck inside for tasty bites to go with your beer.
The town is used to hosting guests as they pass through and plan several great annual parades and events. The most popular of these is the Buttercup festival held each spring and featuring arts and crafts, food and games.
The town offers several parks, soccer and baseball fields and a dog park to help locals stay active, the Williamson County Recreation Center provides locals with great resources such as a Wellness Center gymnasium, a pool and fitness rooms.
Visit Nolensville during one of its large events or visit on a quieter weekend to get the best of what the town has to you may want to stay a while.
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