Thompson's Station, Tennessee

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Thompson's Station, Tennessee
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Thompson's Station Town Hall
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Location of Thompson's Station in Williamson County, Tennessee.
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Thompson's Station, Tennessee
Location within the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°47′55″N86°54′26″W / 35.79861°N 86.90722°W / 35.79861; -86.90722 Coordinates: 35°47′55″N86°54′26″W / 35.79861°N 86.90722°W / 35.79861; -86.90722
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Williamson
Settled1780 [1]
Incorporated1990 [2]
Named for Dr. Elijah Thompson, early settler [1]
  MayorCorey Napier
  Total21.61 sq mi (55.97 km2)
  Land20.24 sq mi (52.42 km2)
  Water1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)
801 ft (244 m)
  Density218.80/sq mi (566.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code 47-73900 [4]
GNIS feature ID1652469 [5]

Thompson's Station is a town in Williamson County, Tennessee. The population was 4,726 at the 2016 Special Census, up significantly from 2,681 in 2013. Several locations in Thompson's Station listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places: the Jacob Critz House and the Thomas L. Critz House, Thompson's Station Bank, John Neely House, James P. Johnson House, Homestead Manor and James Giddens House.

Williamson County, Tennessee U.S. county in Tennessee

Williamson County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 205,226. The county seat is Franklin. The county is named after Hugh Williamson, a North Carolina politician who signed the U.S. Constitution. Adjusted for relative cost of living, Williamson County is one of the wealthiest counties in the United States.

Tennessee U.S. state in the United States

Tennessee is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Tennessee is the 36th largest and the 16th most populous of the 50 United States. Tennessee is bordered by eight states, with Kentucky to the north, Virginia to the northeast, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, Arkansas to the west, and Missouri to the northwest. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Nashville is the state's capital and largest city, with a 2017 population of 667,560 and a 2017 metro population of 1,903,045. Tennessee's second largest city is Memphis, which had a population of 652,236 in 2017.

National Register of Historic Places Federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred in preserving the property.


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Thompson's Station Caboose


The first settlers arrived in what is now Thompson's Station in the late 18th century. The community was originally known as "White House," but changed its name to "Littlebury" in 1836. [1] After the arrival of the railroad in 1855, Dr. Elijah Thompson donated land for a town and train station, and the community was thus renamed for him. [1]

On March 5, 1863, during the Civil War, the Battle of Thompson's Station was fought, with Confederate forces led by General Earl Van Dorn defeating Union forces under Colonel John Coburn. [1]

The Battle of Thompson's Station was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on March 5, 1863 in Williamson County, Tennessee.

Earl Van Dorn United States Confederate Army general

Earl Van Dorn was a United States Army officer and great-nephew of Andrew Jackson, fighting with distinction during the Mexican–American War, against several tribes of Native Americans, and in the Western theater of the American Civil War as a Confederate general officer. The former military installation Camp Van Dorn is named for him.

John Coburn (politician) Union Army general

John Coburn was a United States Representative from Indiana and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Thompson's Station is located at 35°47′55″N86°54′26″W / 35.79861°N 86.90722°W / 35.79861; -86.90722 (35.798670, -86.907341). [6] It is approximately 25 miles south of Nashville, just south of Franklin, and just north of Spring Hill.

Nashville, Tennessee State capital and consolidated city-county in Tennessee, United States

Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The city is the county seat of Davidson County and is located on the Cumberland River. The city's population ranks 24th in the U.S. According to 2018 estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total consolidated city-county population stood at 692,587. The "balance" population, which excludes semi-independent municipalities within Davidson County, was 669,053 in 2018.

Franklin, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Franklin is a city in, and the county seat of, Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. About 21 miles (34 km) south of Nashville, it is one of the principal cities of the Nashville metropolitan area and Middle Tennessee. As of 2018, its estimated population was 80,914, and it is the seventh-largest city in Tennessee.

Spring Hill, Tennessee City in Tennessee, United States

Spring Hill is a city in Maury and Williamson counties, Tennessee, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Nashville. Spring Hill's population as of 2018 was 40,436.

The Town includes several parks: [7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.6 square miles (56 km2).

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.


The community voted to incorporate in August 1990 with resident David Lee Coleman chosen as the first mayor. The community elects 4 at-large aldermen and mayor who meet monthly at Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings. 2 aldermen are elected every two years with the mayor elected every four years. [8]

In Early 2015, the Town embarked on a city planning process to update the Zoning regulations. After gathering public input, the Town worked with planning consultants to create the Land Development Ordinance that went on to receive the Driehaus Award's Honorable Mention for form-based code in 2016. [9]


Historical population
1880 135
2000 1,283
2010 2,19471.0%
Est. 20186,114 [10] 178.7%
Sources: [11] [12]

As of the census [4] of 2000, there were 1,283 people, 447 households, and 375 families residing in the town. The population density was 87.2 people per square mile (33.7/km²). There were 473 housing units at an average density of 32.2 per square mile (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.19% White, 7.01% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.57% of the population.

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Thompson's Station United Methodist Church

There were 447 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $66,875, and the median income for a family was $70,568. Males had a median income of $50,337 versus $31,528 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,143. About 4.1% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

A special census was taken by the Town in November, 2013 and the new census of 2,681 residents was certified by the State of Tennessee on June 30, 2014. No demographic data was obtained in this census. Due to quick growth, another special census was taken in October 2016 with a newly certified population of 4,726. [13]


Thompson's Station has historically been a residential community, but growth in recent years has made the area more attractive to larger businesses. The Mars Regional Innovation Center was built off Columbia Pk and State Route 840 in late 2014. Several properties have been purchased as local event centers (Graystone Quarry/Homestead Manor) with plans for Graystone Quarry to build a 5,000+ seat amphitheater.

Spurring the growth are 3 large residential subdivisions: Bridgemore Village, Fields of Canterbury and Tollgate Village.


Thompson's Station Public Schools are part of Williamson County Schools.

Schools located in Thompson's Station include:

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