Sumner County, Tennessee

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Sumner County
Old Hickory Lake at Bledsoe Creek State Park
Old Hickory Lake at Bledsoe Creek State Park
Map of Tennessee highlighting Sumner County
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°28′N 86°28′W / 36.47°N 86.46°W / 36.47; -86.46
Country United States
State Tennessee
FoundedNovember 1786
Named forJethro Sumner[1]
Largest cityHendersonville
 • Total543 sq mi (1,410 km2)
 • Land529 sq mi (1,370 km2)
 • Water14 sq mi (40 km2)  2.5%
 • Total196,281
 • Density360/sq mi (140/km2)

Sumner County is a county located on the central northern border of the U.S. state of Tennessee, in what is called Middle Tennessee.

As of the 2020 census, the population was 196,281.[2] Its county seat is Gallatin.[3] Its largest city is Hendersonville. The county is named for American Revolutionary War hero General Jethro Sumner.

References[change | change source]

  1. Dee Gee Lester, "Sumner County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: April 7, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "QuickFacts: Sumner County, Tennessee". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 9, 2023.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-03-02. Retrieved June 7, 2011.