From outdoors enthusiasts to antique collectors to history buffs, Gallatin offers something for almost any interest. The city's natural landscape and fascinating history attract visitors from all over the world. As the county seat of Sumner County, it is the hub of government and business. Currently, Gallatin's population is approaching 30,000; Sumner County's population is approximately 155,500.
Old Hickory Lake is one of Gallatin's best attractions, offering outstanding fishing and watersport opportunities. Public access is available at many locations around Gallatin. An outstanding parks system, a growing greenway, and access to moutain bike trails, a skate park and more makes Gallatin attractive to those who love the outdoors.
Gallatin's town square is a cornerstone of the community with an abundance of history. Featuring a central courthouse and 19th century buildings and churches, it mixes the old with the new. In 2008 a new public library opened on the downtown square. A streetscape revitalization was completed in 2009, making it more outdoor friendly and encouraging people to "gather" in this central core of the community. It boasts numerous restaurants, entertainment venues and unique shopping opportunities. A Farmers Market was also completed in 2009, allowing local farmers to sell their fresh harvests directly to consumers.
History dating to the 1700s is prevalent throughout the Gallatin area. With historic sites dating back to the longhunters and new explorers, it is a fascinating area to explore. Numerous 19th century homes still stand in the area, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Homes. Several sites of historic significance are open to the public, including The Palace Theater, Trousdale Place, Bledsoe Fort, Cragfont and Rosemont. The Sumner County museum is a great source for learning more about the history of the Gallatin area.
Though just 20 minutes from Nashville, Gallatin is a comprehensive community with a rich history. Many generations of families live in the city, and many people choose Gallatin as a home because it is a place where they find the can live and work.
IGallatin is the home of many corporate headquarters, manufacturing and idustrial facilities. It is served by Sumner Regional Health Systems, an outstanding network of healhcare professionals conveniently located. It's premier hospital is in Gallatin and features a new state-of-the-art patient tower that opened in 2008. Gallatin is also home to Volunteer State Community College, which educates students of all ages from all over Middle Tennessee.