College Grove, Tennessee

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College Grove
Unincorporated community
College Grove Community Center and R.L. Windrow Gymnasium, December 2013.
College Grove Community Center and R.L. Windrow Gymnasium, December 2013.
College Grove is located in Tennessee
College Grove
College Grove
College Grove is located in the US
College Grove
College Grove
Coordinates: 35°47′15.5″N 86°40′30.3″W / 35.787639°N 86.675083°W / 35.787639; -86.675083
Country United States
State Tennessee
Counties Williamson
Elevation 733 ft (223 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

College Grove is an unincorporated community near Franklin and Murfreesboro in Williamson County, Tennessee. College Grove is predominantly rural.


Williamson County was founded in 1799, and College Grove was one of its early communities. College Grove gained population during 1880-1920. College Grove includes commercial and rural structures.[1]:3,4,8,9

In the spring of 1861 the Webb Guards company of the Tennessee infantry was raised from the towns of Triune, College Grove, Peytonsville and Bethesda. The company was then organized as Company D of the 20th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry.[2][1]:24

In the 1880s, College Grove had "100 residents, with three cotton gins, two corn and saw mills, two general stores, and a wagon maker."[1]:29

Landmark Buildings[edit]

Located in College Grove is the former The Bank of College Grove, whose National Register of Historic Places-listed building now houses a successor national banking institution.

The College Grove Methodist Church is NRHP-listed and is described in the Williamson MRA.[1]:31

Places listed on the National Register in or near College Grove are:

Notable Residents[edit]

External Links[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Thomason Associates and Tennessee Historical Commission (February 1988). "Historic Resources of Williamson County (Partial Inventory of Historic and Architectural Properties), National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b McMurray, W J (1904). History of the Twentieth Tennessee Regiment Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A. Tennessee: Publication Committee. p. 103.