Cities

Adams

Located ten miles northwest of Springfield and just seven miles south of Kentucky, Adams is a small but busy town with mostly farmland and a few small businesses. Adams is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Robertson County and hosts year-round events that bring visitors from neighboring counties and states, earning their motto: “Year-Round Country Fun.” Adams is also well-known for being home to the Bell Witch.

Events

  • Bluegrass Festival
  • Threshermen’s Show
  • SPIRIT and SMOKE theater plays

Quick Facts

  • Population: 633
  • City Hall: 7721 Highway 41 North, Adams, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by a mayor and two commissioners.
  • Property Tax: .2698 cents per $100 of assessed value

For more information about the town of Adams, visit www.adamstennessee.com.

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill is located approximately nine miles from Springfield on U.S. Highway 41 North and is currently the smallest city in Robertson County with only .7 miles of land that is mostly farmland.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 314
  • City Hall: 90 South Main Street, Cedar Hill, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by a mayor and two city commissioners.
  • Property Tax: .37 cents per $100 of assessed value
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

Coopertown

Conveniently located off I-24, Coopertown is approximately 25 minutes between downtown Nashville and Clarksville. Coopertown is the largest geographic municipality in Robertson County and got its name from the large cooper shop that made the barrels for the nearby Red River Mills Distillery. A long history of churches has also been a part of Coopertown with the first Church of Christ established in 1866.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 1,714
  • City Hall: 2525 Burgess Gower Road, Coopertown, TN
  • Government: The town is governed by a mayor and board of aldermen.
  • Property Tax: Coopertown does not levy a city property tax.
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

For more information about Coopertown visit: www.coopertowntn.org

Cross Plains

Cross Plains has a storied history dating back to the 1700’s when long bow hunter, Thomas Kilgore, traveled on foot over the Appalachian Mountains and settled in what is now known as Cross Plains. The rich fertile land in the area, combined with a long growing season was perfect for growing tobacco, cotton, corn and grains and remains that way today.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 1,714
  • City Hall: 7622 Highway 25 East, Cross Plains, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by a mayor and commissioners. The commission appoints a city manager.
  • Property Tax: The City of Cross Plains does not levy a property tax.
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

For more information about Cross Plains visit: www.crossplainstnchamber.org.

 

Greenbrier

The city of Greenbrier is located six miles south of Springfield on U.S. Highway 41 and officially reached the status of a city under Tennessee state law in 1937. The name for the city was derived from the green saw briars which grew to great lengths and intertwined themselves in trees, which caused great difficulty for the men clearing the railroad right-of-way at the time. Now, because Greenbrier is located so close to major shopping and entertainment venues, the city offers a small, friendly community atmosphere without losing the amenities of a big city.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 6,433
  • City Hall: 202 West College Street, Greenbrier, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by six aldermen and a city mayor.
  • Property Tax: $1.03 per $100 of assessed value.
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

For more information about the city of Greenbrier, visit: www.greenbriertn.org.

Millersville

Located in Sumner and Robertson counties, Millersville is 15 miles north of Nashville and was incorporated in 1981. Initially the area was sparsely populated and received little attention from the county governments. Now, the city has modernized its public service programs and continues to grow as a developing city.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 6,440
  • City Hall: 1246 Louisville Highway, Millersville, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by a mayor and commissioners.
  • Property Tax: .86 cents per $100 of assessed value
  • Sales Tax: 9.25%

For more information about Millersville, visit: www.cityofmillersville.com.

Orlinda

Previously known as Crocker’s Crossroads, the land that is now the town of Orlinda was originally purchased by H.J. Crocker who gave away a number of lots to encourage people to settle in the community. Known as “The Sunniest Spot in Tennessee”, Orlinda residents enjoy the Byrum-Porter Senior Center and several agri-tourism businesses including Gammons Dairy, Chateau Ross Winery, and Windy Hill Organic Farm.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 859
  • City Hall: 7501 Highway 52 East, Orlinda , TN
  • Government: The city is governed by a five-member commission and a mayor.
  • Property Tax: Orlinda does not levy a city property tax.
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

Portland

Portland is a rural community located in northern Middle Tennessee, just five miles south of Kentucky and 35 miles north of Nashville. Also spread between Sumner and Robertson Counties, Portland has a well-developed industrial base in the 700 acre TN-KY Industrial Park just off I-65. Portland’s best known event is its annual Strawberry Festival in May, dating back to the early 1940s when strawberries were the main crop in the area.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 8,458
  • City Hall: 100 S. Russell St, Portland, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by a mayor and board of aldermen.
  • Property Tax: $1.10 per $100 of assessed value in Sumner County, $1.13 per $100 of assessed value in Robertson County
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

For more information about Portland visit: www.portlandtn.com.

Ridgetop

Ridgetop is a thriving community that is easily accessible from I-65 and is home of Ridgetop Tunnel, the longest free-standing tunnel in the world. In the past, the tunnel attracted wealthy Nashville residents to escape the heat in the summer months. Now, Ridgetop is a beautiful small thriving community still welcoming with open arms and southern hospitality.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 1,874
  • City Hall: 1730 Highway 41 South, Ridgetop, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by a mayor a aldermen.
  • Property Tax: .85 cents per $100 of assessed value
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

For more information about Ridgetop visit: www.ridgetoptn.org.

Springfield

The city of Springfield is located 30 miles north of Nashville and has a rich history in industry and business characterized by the historic Springfield Woolen Mills manufacturing plant and WSIX broadcasting. The county seat for Robertson County and the largest city, Springfield is the retail hub for an area which extends well into southern Kentucky. A diversified manufacturing base, as well as a regional medical facility in NorthCrest Medical Center makes Springfield a destination for shopping, work and services. An extensive parks system including the Springfield Greenway, a charming historic district and the Court House Square create an excellent “All-American” town vibe.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 16,440
  • City Hall: 405 North Main Street, Springfield, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by a city manager form of government along with six aldermen and a city mayor seat.
  • Property Tax: .89 cents per $100 of assessed value
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

For more information about the city of Springfield visit: www.springfield-tn.org.

White House

The city of White House is a growing city with a friendly, small town feel. A large whitewashed house, The White House Inn, built in 1796 was the inspiration that provided the name for the city. White House has now evolved into one of Robertson County’s fastest growing cities with many chain and local businesses opening up in recent years. While the population is split about evenly between its Robertson and Sumner county sides, most retail and industrial development has occurred in Robertson County, with easy access to I-65.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 10, 255
  • City Hall: 105 College Street, White House, TN
  • Government: The city is governed by an at-large mayor and four aldermen.
  • Property Tax: $1.02 per $100 of assessed value
  • Sales Tax: 9.75%

For more information about White House visit: www.cityofwhitehouse.com.

County

Robertson County is a wonderful hybrid of rural and suburban area with lush farmland as well as industry and small businesses. Located in the Northern Middle Tennessee area and just below the Kentucky border, Robertson County is home to beautiful and productive farm lands, while only half an hour from the great city of Nashville.

Quick Facts about Robertson County