Thompson's Station, Tennessee

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Thompson's Station, Tennessee
Town
Thompson's Station Town Hall
Thompson's Station Town Hall
Location of Thompson's Station in Williamson County, Tennessee.
Location of Thompson's Station in Williamson County, Tennessee.
Thompson's Station, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Thompson's Station, Tennessee
Thompson's Station, Tennessee
Location within the state of Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°47′55″N 86°54′26″W / 35.79861°N 86.90722°W / 35.79861; -86.90722Coordinates: 35°47′55″N 86°54′26″W / 35.79861°N 86.90722°W / 35.79861; -86.90722
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Williamson
Settled 1780[1]
Incorporated 1990[2]
Named for Dr. Elijah Thompson, early settler[1]
Government
 • Mayor Corey Napier
Area[3]
 • Total 21.61 sq mi (55.97 km2)
 • Land 20.24 sq mi (52.42 km2)
 • Water 1.37 sq mi (3.55 km2)
Elevation 801 ft (244 m)
Population (2016)
 • Total 4,726
 • Density 218.80/sq mi (566.66/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code 37179
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code 47-73900[4]
GNIS feature ID 1652469[5]
Website thompsons-station.com

Thompson's Station is a town in Williamson County, Tennessee. The population was 4,726 at the 2016 Special Census, up significantly from 2,681 in 2013. Several locations in Thompson's Station listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places: the Jacob Critz House and the Thomas L. Critz House, Thompson's Station Bank, John Neely House, James P. Johnson House, Homestead Manor and James Giddens House.

Thompson's Station Caboose

History[edit]

The first settlers arrived in what is now Thompson's Station in the late 18th century. The community was originally known as "White House," but changed its name to "Littlebury" in 1836.[1] After the arrival of the railroad in 1855, Dr. Elijah Thompson donated land for a town and train station, and the community was thus renamed for him.[1]

On March 5, 1863, during the Civil War, the Battle of Thompson's Station was fought, with Confederate forces led by General Earl Van Dorn defeating Union forces under Colonel John Coburn.[1]

Geography[edit]

Thompson's Station is located at 35°47′55″N 86°54′26″W / 35.79861°N 86.90722°W / 35.79861; -86.90722 (35.798670, -86.907341).[6] It is approximately 25 miles south of Nashville, just south of Franklin, and just north of Spring Hill.

The Town includes several parks:[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.6 square miles (56 km2).

Government[edit]

The community voted to incorporate in August 1990 with resident David Lee Coleman chosen as the first mayor. The community elects 4 at-large aldermen and mayor who meet monthly at Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings. 2 aldermen are elected every two years with the mayor elected every four years.[8]

In Early 2015, the Town embarked on a city planning process to update the Zoning regulations. After gathering public input, the Town worked with planning consultants to create the Land Development Ordinance that went on to receive the Driehaus Award's Honorable Mention for form-based code in 2016. [9]

Demographics[edit]

  • |1880= 135
  • |2000= 1,283
  • |2010= 2,194
  • |2013= 2,681
  • |2016= 4,726

[10]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,283 people, 447 households, and 375 families residing in the town. The population density was 87.2 people per square mile (33.7/km²). There were 473 housing units at an average density of 32.2 per square mile (12.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 91.19% White, 7.01% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.62% from other races, and 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.57% of the population.

Thompson's Station United Methodist Church

There were 447 households out of which 40.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 75.2% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.9% were non-families. 14.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $66,875, and the median income for a family was $70,568. Males had a median income of $50,337 versus $31,528 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,143. About 4.1% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 12.6% of those age 65 or over.

A special census was taken by the Town in November, 2013 and the new census of 2,681 residents was certified by the State of Tennessee on June 30, 2014. No demographic data was obtained in this census. Due to quick growth, another special census was taken in October 2016 with a newly certified population of 4,726.[11]

Economy[edit]

Thompson's Station has historically been a residential community, but growth in recent years has made the area more attractive to larger businesses. The Mars Regional Innovation Center was built off Columbia Pk and State Route 840 in late 2014. Several properties have been purchased as local event centers (Graystone Quarry/Homestead Manor) with plans for Graystone Quarry to build a 5,000+ seat amphitheater.

Spurring the growth are 3 large residential subdivisions: Bridgemore Village, Fields of Canterbury and Tollgate Village.

Education[edit]

Thompson's Station Public Schools are part of Williamson County Schools.

Schools located in Thompson's Station include:

  • Independence High School for grades nine to twelve.
  • Heritage Elementary and Middle School for grades Kindergarten to eighth grade.
  • A new Pre-K through 8th Grade school is being built on Clayton Arnold Road which is on schedule to open in Fall, 2018. It will be called Thompson's Station Elementary and Middle School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Timeline of Thompson's Station, Official town website.
  2. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  3. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "Parks and Recreation, Thompson's Station". Thompson's Station Staff. Retrieved 2017-12-13. 
  8. ^ "Board of Mayor and Aldermen Webpage". Retrieved Dec 13, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Timeline Webpage". Retrieved Mar 27, 2018. 
  10. ^ "2017 Certified Population of Tennessee 2017". Retrieved Dec 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development". State of Tennessee. Retrieved 2017-12-13.