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Encyclopedia > Hendersonville, Tennessee

Hendersonville is a large town in Sumner County, Tennessee, USA, on Old Hickory Lake. The population was 40,620 at the 2000 census. It should not be confused with Henderson, Tennessee, nor with Henderson County, Tennessee, both of which are in West Tennessee; Hendersonville is in Middle Tennessee. Sumner County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The Old Hickory Lock and Dam forms Old Hickory Lake. ... Henderson is a city located in Chester County, Tennessee. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ...

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Geography

Location of Hendersonville, Tennessee

Hendersonville is located at 36°18′0″N, 86°36′22″W (36.300084, -86.606109)GR1. Image File history File links TNMap-doton-Hendersonville. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 85.2 km² (32.9 mi²). 70.8 km² (27.3 mi²) of it is land and 14.4 km² (5.6 mi²) of it (16.93%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 40,620 people, 15,823 households, and 11,566 families residing in the city. The population density was 573.9/km² (1,486.4/mi²). There were 16,507 housing units at an average density of 233.2/km² (604.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.93% White, 4.12% African American, 0.27% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.71% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 15,823 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.3% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.8% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $50,108, and the median income for a family was $57,625. Males had a median income of $40,823 versus $27,771 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,165. About 5.2% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Hendersonville was settled around 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, the city of Hendersonville started to grow into the most populous city of Sumner County and also one of the most populous suburbs of Nashville, along with Franklin and Murfreesboro. The city now contains around 0.7% of the population of Tennessee. Daniel Smith (October 29, 1748–June 16, 1818) was a surveyor, an American Revolutionary War patriot, and twice a United States Senator from Tennessee. ... Rock Castle, located in Hendersonville, Sumner County, Tennessee, is the former home of Daniel Smith. ... The Old Hickory Lock and Dam forms Old Hickory Lake. ... Sumner County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Franklin is a growing city located in Williamson County, Tennessee, USA. It is the county seat of the county. ... Nickname: Motto: Location in Rutherford County and the state of Tennessee. ...


An in-depth, two-volume history of Hendersonville, The City by the Lake: A History of Hendersonville, was written by residents Tim Takacs and Jamie Clary and describes much of the city's development and current issues. Volume I (covering the period of 1799-1969) describes the Sanders and Smith founding families, Hendersonville's first railroad companies, and the town's earliest merchants, landowners and bankers. It also catalogues the larger influx of wealthy and upper-middle class immigrants from Nashville, during the post-WWII period. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Danger of flooding

In 2007, it was announced that Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky could possibly collapse, flooding many cities along its estuaries. Hendersonville is one of the cities that will likely flood if the dam should break, however only low-lying areas are expected to be seriously flooded if this occurs. The US Corps of Engineers has provided the local public library with flood maps. Wolf Creek Dam The Wolf Creek Dam is a dam on the Cumberland River in the Western part of Russell County, Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...


As of late 2007, repairs have been made to Wolf Creek Dam and the dangers of a flood and subsequent collapse have been reduced. The water level on Wolf Creek Dam has been reduced dramatically, causing less pressure on the dam.


Trivia

  • The city has four times faced referendums to change its form of government.
  • The population grew by 14,000 persons in 1972.
  • For years Hendersonville had an airport authority which heavily lobbied for building an airport within the city limits.
  • A serious effort was made by several residents to secede from the city.
  • There are more quadracycles built in Hendersonville than any other place in North America.
  • The town has 3 public high schools.

Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... A modern touring quadricycle - a 2007 model Rhoades Car 4W2PCP Coupe two seater Rhombus layout quadricycle (1886) Coventry Rotary quadricycle (1885) A Quadricycle is a four-wheeled human-powered vehicle. ...

Famous Hendersonvillians

This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Valerie June Carter Cash (June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003) was a singer, songwriter, actress and comedian and was a member of the Carter Family, and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash. ... For the song of the same name, recorded by Tracy Byrd and later by Jason Aldean, see Johnny Cash (song). ... Jeffrey Jeff Leonard Jarrett (born April 14, 1967) is an American professional wrestler. ... ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed The Big O, was an influential American singer-songwriter, guitarist and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four decades. ... Luther Monroe Perkins (January 8, 1928 – August 5, 1968) was a country music guitarist renowned for his work with Johnny Cash and their boom-chicka rhythmic style. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Connie Smith (born Constance June Meador 14 August 1941, in Elkhart, Indiana) is an American country music singer. ... Marty Stuart (born John Marty Stuart September 30, 1958 in Philadelphia, Mississippi) is an American country music singer, known for both his traditional style, and eclectic merging of rockabilly, honky tonk, and traditional country music. ... Taylor Alison Swift (born December 13, 1989) is a Platinum-selling, American country music singer-songwriter. ... Twitty redirects here. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ...

Corporations in Hendersonville

  • Rhoades National Corporation
  • Rhoades Car

Founded in 1992, Rhoades Car is an operating division of Rhoades National Corporation. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos for 36°18′00″N 86°36′22″W / 36.300084, -86.606109Coordinates: 36°18′00″N 86°36′22″W / 36.300084, -86.606109

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