Sumner County, Tennessee
Experience the variety of old and new as they blend together in this beautiful area of Middle Tennessee, just minutes from Nashville. Discover our history. Explore our country music heritage. Hear our legends and stories. Soak in the simplicity of our lake, parks and farms. After a few adventures in our county, you’ll feel like you are returning home.
With more than 22,000 acres of water, no horsepower limits and stunning landscapes, scenic Old Hickory Lake offers something for everyone. Old Hickory Lake has enough big water to give gear-heads their throttle fix and plenty of secluded coves for those who prefer a more placid setting. Full-service marinas offer everything boaters could possibly need, including fuel, dockage, rack storage and service. Mid-summer is high season for fun on the water. During your adventure on Old Hickory Lake, don’t be surprised if you see thundering offshore powerboats racing for prizes in a poker run or wake boarders showing off their skills at a competition.
One of Tennessee’s best fishing spots, Old Hickory Lake has produced state, national and world-record catches. In fact, some of the world’s top professional anglers have tested their skills here in a variety of tournament events, including the Women’s Bassmaster Tour, Bassmaster Elite Series, WalMart FLW and BFL Series, American Bass Angler, Triton Boat Owners, Professional Anglers Association and Tennessee Bass Federation Nation. The lake also draws thousands of recreational anglers who come in search of large-and small-mouth bass, crappie, catfish and rockfish, a striped freshwater sea bass that can grow up to 45 pounds.
Sumner County is home to several triathlons, including the Xterra Lock 4 Blast. Lock 4 Park in Gallatin is also home to a number of BMX events held on the park’s winding shoreline trails. See the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau online calendar for dates and details on all events. Enjoy stunning waterfront vistas from Lock 4 Park and Bledsoe Creek State Park in Gallatin, or from Memorial Park and Sanders Ferry Park in Hendersonville.
Sumner County paints a vivid picture of life in the post-colonial, post-Revolutionary War and Civil War periods. Sumner County is fortunate to have eight historic homes and two fort sites which are open to the public. Lovingly-preserved mansions hold little seen treasures, including a rare oil painting of George Washington and a set of Martha Washington’s china.
Some historic sites feature guided tours where you can hear about how life evolved from one of survival on the frontier to a more comfortable life on the plantation. You’ll be able to stand in rooms where Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston and other founding fathers of our country had dinner, planned strategy and danced the night away.
Call for free visitor guide today for more information about Hendersonville, Goodlettsville, Gallatin, Portland, Castalian Springs, Westmoreland and White House.
State and National Parks in Sumner County
Historic Sites in Sumner County
For more information on Sumner County, contact:
Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 957
Gallatin, Tennessee 37066
Toll Free: 1-888-301-7886
Tel: (615) 230-8474
Fax: (615) 230-9963
Sumner County website