Old Hickory, Tennessee

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Old Hickory Bridge

Old Hickory is a neighborhood of metropolitan Nashville located in the Hadley Bend section of eastern Davidson County, Tennessee.

Etymology[edit]

Old Hickory is named in honor of President Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory."

History[edit]

Old Hickory is probably best known for being a former company town as the site of a large DuPont plant. Many of the houses were built to house DuPont employees and supervisors in the early days of the factory's existence.[1] Many historic homes are located in the area known as the Village of Old Hickory, containing a number that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The smaller bungalow houses were built by DuPont as residences for factory workers, with the larger homes being designated for management. Many of the formerly dilapidated houses are being renovated and gentrified.

Geography[edit]

Scope[edit]

It is bordered by the Cumberland River on the north and west, Old Hickory Lake to the east, and the former city of Lakewood to the south. To the north of the area is also the location of Old Hickory Lock and Dam. The main street through the area is Tennessee State Route 45 (Old Hickory Boulevard/Robinson Road). Old Hickory has its own post office, assigned ZIP Code 37138. The postal service area that uses the "Old Hickory" mailing address includes portions of Wilson and Davidson counties.[2]

Climate[edit]

The mean annual temperature at Old Hickory Dam is 58.5 °F (14.7 °C). Monthly averages range from 37.1 °F (2.8 °C) in January to 78.6 °F (25.9 °C) in August, with a diurnal temperature variation of 19.8 to 26.3 °F (11.0 to 14.6 °C). Diurnal temperature variation is highest in April and lowest in January. Old Hickory's climate classifications are Köppen Cfa and Trewartha DOak thanks to its very hot summers (average over 71.6 °F (22.0 °C)), mild winters (average over 32.0 °F (0.0 °C)) and 4-7 month growing seasons (average over 50.0 °F (10.0 °C)). Precipitation is abundant year-round without any major difference, but there is still slight variation. The wet season runs from February through July, reaching its zenith in April with 120 mm of rain. The dry season runs from August through January with an October/November nadir of 85 mm and secondary December peak of 113 mm. Data for record temperatures is spotty before June 2007, but temperatures in Old Hickory have been known to range from −10 °F (−23.3 °C) in January 1966 to 106 °F (41.1 °C) in June and July 2012.

Climate data for Old Hickory Dam, TN (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1965–present) [3]
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 73
(23)
79
(26)
86
(30)
91
(33)
94
(34)
106
(41)
106
(41)
105
(41)
101
(38)
96
(36)
87
(31)
76
(24)
106
(41)
Mean maximum °F (°C) 67
(19)
72
(22)
79
(26)
86
(30)
91
(33)
96
(36)
97
(36)
97
(36)
95
(35)
88
(31)
77
(25)
69
(21)
99
(37)
Average high °F (°C) 47.0
(8.3)
51.4
(10.8)
60.5
(15.8)
71.3
(21.8)
78.9
(26.1)
86.1
(30.1)
89.9
(32.2)
90.2
(32.3)
83.4
(28.6)
72.1
(22.3)
60.1
(15.6)
50.2
(10.1)
70.1
(21.2)
Daily mean °F (°C) 37.1
(2.8)
40.7
(4.8)
48.6
(9.2)
58.2
(14.6)
66.9
(19.4)
75.1
(23.9)
78.5
(25.8)
78.6
(25.9)
71.6
(22.0)
59.7
(15.4)
47.9
(8.8)
39.5
(4.2)
58.5
(14.7)
Average low °F (°C) 27.2
(−2.7)
30.0
(−1.1)
36.8
(2.7)
45.0
(7.2)
54.9
(12.7)
64.1
(17.8)
67.0
(19.4)
67.0
(19.4)
59.8
(15.4)
47.2
(8.4)
35.7
(2.1)
28.8
(−1.8)
47.0
(8.3)
Mean minimum °F (°C) 10
(−12)
13
(−11)
21
(−6)
31
(−1)
40
(4)
54
(12)
59
(15)
58
(14)
48
(9)
33
(1)
22
(−6)
17
(−8)
9
(−13)
Record low °F (°C) −10
(−23)
0
(−18)
8
(−13)
21
(−6)
34
(1)
47
(8)
52
(11)
54
(12)
36
(2)
26
(−3)
14
(−10)
6
(−14)
−10
(−23)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.73
(95)
4.26
(108)
4.64
(118)
4.74
(120)
4.55
(116)
3.76
(96)
4.05
(103)
3.38
(86)
3.70
(94)
3.33
(85)
3.35
(85)
4.44
(113)
47.93
(1,217)
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.6
(1.5)
0.3
(0.76)
0.2
(0.51)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.25)
1.2
(3.0)
Source: https://www.weather.gov/wrh/climate?wfo=ohx

Economy[edit]

Old Hickory is the site of a country club, large golf course, city park, a Chamber of Commerce, and the DuPont plant, which has been mostly shut down but continues to employ a few hundred workers. The Nashville National Weather Service Forecast Office is located just to the southeast in nearby Wilson County.[4]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Old Hickory Area Chamber of Commerce—Old Hickory, Tennessee Archived July 26, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Census Bureau map of 37138 5-Digit ZCTA". census.gov. Archived from the original on January 18, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Climate".
  4. ^ "NWS Forecast Office Nashville, TN". weather.gov. April 3, 2021. Retrieved April 3, 2021.
  5. ^ Martin, Douglas. "Jack Kershaw Is Dead at 96; Challenged Conviction in King’s Death", The New York Times, September 24, 2010. Accessed September 25, 2010.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°15′35″N 86°38′52″W / 36.25972°N 86.64778°W / 36.25972; -86.64778