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Wilson County

Posted in: Area Cities and Counties
By Tentara Properties
Jan 25, 2009 - 2:48:53 PM

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Wilson County was selected as the eighth-best place to live in rural America in 2005 by Progressive Farmer magazine.  It is home to the Nashville Motor Speedway and the Cedars of Lebanon State Park.  The major cities of Wilson County included Mt. Juliet, Lebanon and Watertown.  The population of Wilson County is 106 thousand and it has 20 public schools and three private schools with an approximate enrollment of 15 thousand students. Dell Computers is one of the biggest employers along with Cracker Barrel Corporation.

Mt. Juliet has boomed to more than 25,000 residents in a very short time, making it one of Tennessee's fastest-growing cities.  Just south of Interstate 10, the mega-development, Providence and its affluent neighbors are bringing a slew of new businesses and more than 3,000 homes to the area.  The Del Webb retirement community is a huge draw to the area as well.  Many, many retirees are flocking to this lovely Tennessee town.

Lebanon, the Wilson County seat, was founded in 1801.  It gets its name from the abundance of cedar trees found in the area.  Today, the rapidly growing city is home to more than 23,000 residents.  Though it has become a distribution hub for companies such as Famous Footwear and Performance Food Group, the areas history is still evident in its old Public Square.  It is also home to Cumberland University, a small, private college founded in 1842.  It is also headquarters for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores.

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