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“Lower taxes, lower land prices, and a great quality of life…”

17 Business 21 Education 25 Government

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elcome to Gallatin, Tennessee — a city rich in history, known for its small-town lifestyle that offers an ever-increasing array of large-city amenities. Located about 20 minutes northeast of Nashville, we are convenient to Interstates 65, 40, and 24. In fact, we are less than a day’s drive from more than 75 percent of the country’s major markets, making this Middle Tennessee city a popular choice for retirees, business travelers, and travel enthusiasts. The unique landscape of Gallatin attracts sportsmen, nature lovers, and those who want to truly experience the four seasons. Nestled in the

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Cumberland Basin, Gallatin features softly rolling hills, an abundance of rural landscape, and beautiful Old Hickory Lake. Our average temperature is 57.9 degrees with hot summers (average 77.7 degrees), snow in the winters (average 36.4 degrees), a colorful fall, and a lovely spring! Founded and made the county seat of Sumner County in 1802, Gallatin was named for U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Albert Gallatin. Secretary Gallatin was one of the first to purchase land in the city shortly after it was surveyed and platted in 1803. He also founded the first general store and, in 1803, built the first courthouse and jail.

“Built on its rich history, strengthened by its generations of caring citizens, and set upon a beautiful landscape, Gallatin certainly has much to offer.� 7

It was the purchase of the stallion “St. Blaise” around 1900 that startled the racing community.

Nestled in the Cumberland Basin, Gallatin features softly rolling hills, an abundance of rural landscape, and beautiful Old Hickory Lake. The city was first incorporated in 1815, to later function under a Charter established by a 1953 Private Act of the State Legislature. The town was built around an open square, which remains a quaint hub of business today, complete with shops, restaurants, business offices, and the still operational historic Palace Theatre, constructed in 1913. Historically, Gallatin was a largely agricultural community, once touted as the home of the largest independent tobacco factory in the

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United States. Mules, beef and dairy cattle, hogs, and sheep were all important livestock to the area’s economy. Gallatin was once known as an important breeding community for racehorses. It was the purchase of the stallion “St. Blaise” around 1900 that startled the racing community. Charles Reed paid $100,000 for him — at that time, the highest price ever paid for a horse! The area was a popular one for steeplechases and fox hunts. Several of those famous sites are now ­established

as new home communities. Kennesaw Farms, Fairvue Plantation, and Foxland are all once-grand plantations that have been developed but still retain the original home sites as centerpieces. Today, Gallatin has abundant amenities, so residents are independent from its larger neighbor, Nashville. Many recreational opportunities, coupled with the charm of the small town it once was and the influx of quality business and retail, show that Gallatin is a vibrant community with much to offer. From a modern 10-screen theater, NCG Gallatin Cinema, to department stores and boutiques; to many restaurants, both nationally known and locally established, Gallatin is a city where many residents are content to shop, dine, work, and play all within the city limits. Several popular events for the community keep residents both entertained and

closely connected, including the Gallatin Independence Day Celebration, the Sumner County Fair, the Gallatin Christmas Parade, springtime’s “Squarefest,” and fall’s “Main Street Festival.” Civic, historical, business, and service groups account for many other exciting annual happenings in the area, including the Cragfont Gala, the Rosemont Renaissance Festival, the Bledsoe Fort Bluegrass Festival, the 18th Century Colonial Fair, Holiday Heritage Tour, and the Annual Pilgrimage Tour of Homes. Currently the population of Gallatin is over 27,000, and it’s growing rapidly. Many new businesses and residents are choosing Gallatin as their new home. To meet the needs of the growing community, several expansion and improvement projects are taking place:

With many improvement and expansion projects taking place, Gallatin leaders are focused on staying ahead of the growth so that all citizens are served well by the city they choose to call home.

• A new public library is in the heart of downtown Gallatin. • Sumner Regional Health Systems is expanding their current medical facility and recently opened a new Health and Wellness Center, “Sumner Station.” • Old “Union High” is being revitalized as a community resource center. • The Gallatin Square is undergoing revitalization with a new streetscape. Additionally, new schools, greenways, roads, and emergency services are being considered, planned, and built. Attention is focused on staying ahead of the growth so that all citizens are served well by the city they choose to call home. Gallatin residents are the most enthusiastic promoters of the city. Many born in the community spend their lives here, and many more choose to relocate here. Built on its rich history, strengthened by its generations of caring citizens, and set upon a beautiful landscape, it certainly has much to offer. 9

Historic Gallatin

“The fact that Gallatin is steeped in history makes it even more enticing and certainly, always interesting.�

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s a city in the State of Tennessee’s second-oldest county, Gallatin has a rich and diverse history of which its citizens are very proud. The area around Gallatin was first explored by men of European descent called “longhunters,” so named because of the long periods they spent away from their homes tracking game. These adventurers opened the door to the settlement of Middle Tennessee. The Avery Trace, a path that connected the forts and settlements of East Tennessee to Middle Tennessee, resulted from their repeated journeys. The first settler in the area was Thomas Spencer, a hunter who wintered alone in a hollow sycamore tree in 1778. The County of Sumner was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1786, after many families were given land grants as payment for service in the Revolutionary War. It was named for war hero Jethro Sumner. Cairo, a

community on the banks of the Cumberland River, was the first center of trade in the area. However, its importance diminished in 1801 when the General Assembly authorized the purchase of 41.5 acres from Capt. James Trousdale and shortly thereafter established Gallatin as the county seat. The first half of the 19th century was a period of growth and development for Sumner County. Improved roads, a stagecoach line, river trade, and ferry services led to the establishment of approximately 30 communities and, according to the 1820 Census, a total of 54 manufacturers. Most apparent today from that period in time is the architectural boom that occurred in Gallatin and the surrounding communities. During the 1800s, more than 100 showplaces were erected, including James Winchester’s Cragfont (1802), John Bowen’s Trousdale Place (1822), Josephus Conn Guild’s Rose Mont (1840s), and Isaac 11

Franklin’s Fairvue (1832). The owners of these amazing estates prospered from agriculture and the raising of thoroughbred racehorses. Gallatin is also significant for the communities established by African Americans, including Village Green and Free Hill. In Gallatin, the nation’s first agricultural fair for black citizens was established, remaining an annual event for nearly 100 years. By the 20th century, Gallatin’s African-American leadership had established strong churches, schools, businesses, and a baseball team, the Travelers. It was horses for which Gallatin gained an international reputation, as it is recognized as the home of many famous thoroughbreds. From the 1870s to the 1890s, Belle Meade Stud and two Sumner County studs — Kennesaw, owned by James Franklin, and Fairview, owned by Charles Reed — turned out champion thoroughbreds. Luke Blackburn, bred at Kennesaw in 1877, was one such champion. Kennesaw also produced George Kinney, only slightly inferior to “Great

It was horses for which Gallatin gained an international reputation.

With a rich history rooted in agriculture, Gallatin was internationally recognized for its superior racehorses.

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Luke.” Bred at Fairview were The Baird in 1883, Yorkville Belle in 1889, and a great brood mare, Thora, dam of Yorkville Belle. Iroquois and St. Blaise, English Derby winners of 1881 and 1883, respectively, stood at Belle Meade and Fairview during the 1890s. In the early 1900s, agriculture boomed. The location of a Kraft Cheese plant in Gallatin in 1928 provided an outlet for increased dairy production throughout the county. Southland Grasslands Hunt & Racing Foundation built upon the area’s strong thoroughbred affiliation and attempted to establish new steeplechase traditions in the Tennessee “bluegrass” country. A defining moment for Gallatin was the construction of Old Hickory Dam on the Cumberland River in the early 1950s by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) built a steam electric generating plant at Gallatin, resulting in new jobs, new recreational opportunities, and a housing boom along the new lake shoreline. Gallatin was also the home of the legendary Randy’s Records. Randy Woods started a 78 rpm mail-order business in 1948 out of his appliance store, placing a short advertisement with “Hoss” Allen and Gene Nobles on WLAC Radio — and the orders poured in. By 1950, he stocked 20,000 titles. Later, he began his own record label, “Randy’s,” on which he released a few records. Then Dot Records was formed. One of the first artists recorded by Woods was a young man who packed records for him at the store, Johnny Maddox. Maddox and his honky-tonk piano style graced Dot Records for almost 20 years. After expanding into gospel music, Woods’ roster eventually included most genres. Today, Woods’ former home houses Sumner Bank and Trust. Gallatin still offers what attracted many of the early settlers to the area — a rich landscape, a beautiful river, and many opportunities. The fact that it is steeped in history makes it even more enticing and certainly, always interesting.

Gallatin was also the home of the legendary Randy’s Records.

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Whether Gallatin is your new home or a stop on your summer vacation, there are several stops of interest to the history buff. Sumner County Museum houses more than 250,000 artifacts of historical significance to the city and the county. From ancient fossils to antique toys, the museum offers a fascinating journey through the evolution of Sumner County. Trousdale Place was built in 1813 by John H. Bowen. In 1822 it was acquired by former Governor of Tennessee William Trousdale. Owned by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, it is on the National Register of Historic Homes and still contains the original furniture of the Trousdale family. Rose Mont is one of Gallatin’s grandest old homes. Built by Josephus Conn Guild between 1836 and 1842, it is one of Tennessee’s finest remaining examples of Greek Revival architecture blended with Palladian design. The home was the centerpiece of a 500-acre plantation

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on which the primary activity was raising thoroughbred horses. Cragfont, located just outside of Gallatin in Castalian Springs, was completed in 1802. Built by Gen. James Winchester, it was considered the finest home on the Tennessee frontier and even included a ballroom. Winchester chose the name “Cragfont� because it stood on a rocky bluff with a spring at the base. The site of Bledsoe’s Fort Historic Park was founded by Isaac Bledsoe and Kasper Mansker in 1772 and established as a

permanent settlement in 1778. Later named Bledsoe’s Lick for a salt lick on the site, the park now contains two historic cabins, a prehistoric natural spring, the Cavern of the Skulls, an outline of the original fort, and the Bledsoe family cemetery. Self-guided tours include a portion of the original Avery Trace. This park is also the site for an annual bluegrass festival and the Colonial Fair. Wynnewood is a log inn constructed in 1828 as a stagecoach inn and mineral springs resort. At 142 feet long, it is likely the largest 19th century log structure ever built in Tennessee. A stone monument just east of the entrance marks the spot of a giant hollow sycamore tree in which Thomas Sharp Spencer spent the winter of 1778–79. Heavily damaged by a tornado in early 2008, Wynnewood’s reconstruction is under way. Downtown Gallatin is historically significant with its pre-Civil War heritage and long history of law and commerce. A walking tour through the downtown area can show you all of the important points about the charming area’s churches, homes and historic businesses. Maps and details are available at the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce. Important points of interest include the area’s historic churches; The Palace Theater, built in 1913 and the state’s oldest silent movie theater; the Sumner County archives, housing an extensive collection of records dating from 1786; and the Ralph McDonald Art Gallery, formerly known as the Guild Plaster House and recognized as one of the oldest structures in Gallatin. The Gallatin City Cemetery is the final resting place for many of Gallatin’s most important citizens. In October, history comes to life with the annual Cemetery Tour, in which actors portray notable people for the education and delight of visitors. This highly anticipated annual fundraiser supports the preservation of the Sumner County Museum.

Preservation and Events Gallatin has a zoned historic district, with codes to preserve the integrity of the lovely, quaint homes in this important neighborhood adjacent to downtown. A greenway is planned through the historic district to allow more people to experience this wonderful area. Many events honor Gallatin’s history and give visitors and residents the opportunity to learn more. The annual Pilgrimage of Homes and the Holiday Heritage Tour opens the doors to many historically significant homes and businesses. Other historical sites celebrate with festivals, encampments, and other events; some are available for weddings and other private gatherings. 15

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“Middle Tennessee is a popular spot for corporate relocations and expansions, largely because of its favorable business climate.”

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allatin, Tennessee, is a hot spot for new and expanding businesses. The outlook for office, manufacturing and distribution, commercial and retail, and residential development is strong. Businesses of all types call Gallatin home. Among them are the corporate headquarters of Samick Music Corporation, which relocated its offices from California in 2006; the largest Gap distribution center in the country; GF Puhl Manufacturing; and SERVPRO. Gallatin’s industrial community is a diverse one, ranging from distribution to light manufacturing to corporate headquarters. Sumner Regional Medical Center and Volunteer State Community College also represent more than just great community assets. They, too, are major employers that help to shape the healthy economic landscape of the city. Gallatin’s proximity to Nashville and Interstates 65, 40, and 24, along with a local and nearby international airport, give Gallatin ready accessibility to the world. An outstanding public school system complemented by several private education options, Volunteer State Community College, and state-of-the-art technical training facilities support our businesses by providing a highly skilled workforce. Middle Tennessee is a popular spot for corporate relocations and expansions, largely because of its favorable business climate, supported by meaningful tax incentives and training programs for qualified companies. The City of Gallatin is a business-friendly community, best evidenced by its commitment to the Economic Development Agency and its mission. Utilizing its partnerships with the Tennessee Economic and Community Development Department and the Tennessee Valley Authority, Gallatin continues to be a leader in attracting new industry to Middle Tennessee. 17


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Businesses of all sizes and varieties thrive in Gallatin’s strong economic climate.

Gallatin’s Economic Development Agency provides “service after the sale� with its existing industry networking initiative, GEAR (Gallatin Expansion and Retention). GEAR is designed to provide corporate citizens with whatever assistance is needed from the Gallatin Economic Development Agency, other city departments, or from other local, regional, and state organizations. GEAR meets

Gallatin continues to be a leader in attracting new industry. quarterly, rotating its meetings among corporate facilities. The EDA is there to learn and respond to the needs of Gallatin companies. A low cost of business, expedient review of site plans, clear permitting processes, a strong existing industry program, and a proactive, pro-business government make Gallatin an excellent option for business.

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Largest Employers GAP, Inc...............................................................................................................................1,250 Sumner Regional Medical Center........................................................................................1,201 Volunteer State Community College.......................................................................................800 R.R. Donnelley & Sons............................................................................................................320 ABC Group Fuel Systems........................................................................................................305 SERVPRO................................................................................................................................214 Hoeganaes.............................................................................................................................197 TVA Gallatin Fossil Plant.........................................................................................................175 National Industrial Concepts...................................................................................................168 ABC Technologies...................................................................................................................150 Charles C. Parks.....................................................................................................................150

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Education Sumner County School System

The Sumner County School System serves approximately 27,000 students, and employs more than 3,500 staff. The district meets or exceeds the state of Tennessee’s Basic Education Program (BEP) requirements. K–8 students achievement exceeds the state and national averages in core areas. Students in grades 9–12 meet or exceed state averages in math, language arts, and science. Each year, graduates of the Sumner County School System earn more than $5 million in scholarships. More information on Sumner County Schools is available at

Private Schools Gallatin is the home of three private schools: Saint John Vianney Catholic School, Sumner Academy, and Southside Christian School. Pope John Paul II High School is located in nearby Hendersonville. One of Nashville’s most respected K–12 private schools, Davidson Academy, will soon relocate to Hendersonville. The Gallatin Chamber of Commerce can provide interested parents with information about any of these schools.

Volunteer State Community College For those in pursuit of higher education, Volunteer State Community College offers many options. Volunteer State is a public two-year community college serving a 12-county region in the Middle Tennessee area. Volunteer State Community College offers an associate degree program, as well as many continuing-education and non-credit courses. Volunteer State is an Equal Opportunity Institution of Higher Learning of the Tennessee State Board of Regents and maintains

an “open-door” policy of accepting any student who desires to improve through education. The college is committed to the education of a non-racially-identifiable student body. The college’s Web site,, offers extensive detail about this important resource in Gallatin. 21




Students in search of postsecondary education may choose from a variety of area universities.

Other Resources Vocational-Technical Schools Tennessee Technology Center at Hartsville Business and Industry Institute at Volunteer State Volunteer State Community College Training Resources Sumner County Career Center Tennessee Valley Training Center Workforce Essentials Community Colleges Nashville State Volunteer State Community College Area Universities Austin Peay State University Belmont University Cumberland University Free Will Baptist Bible College Lipscomb University Middle Tennessee State University Nashville State Tech Tennessee State University Trevecca Nazarene University Vanderbilt University Dedicated teachers provide top-quality education in Gallatin.

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“Lower taxes, lower land prices, and a great quality of life keep residents in Gallatin and attract new families and retired individuals.”

Government City/County Government

The City of Gallatin, founded in 1801 by the Tennessee General Assembly, is governed by a seven-member City Council. Five members represent specific districts and two are elected at-large, with alternating four-year terms. A full-time mayor is elected for a four-year term. City Council meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in City Council chambers on the second floor of City Hall. (For additional information: Gallatin City Hall, on Main Street, houses the offices of the Mayor, City Planner, Codes Administration, Personnel, Finance and Public Works, and City Recorder/Judge. The City of Gallatin’s Economic Development Agency is also housed in City Hall. Our community has the distinction of being the county seat of Sumner County. Its central location and rich heritage as one of the oldest established municipal

governments were factors in Gallatin’s selection as the center of county government. Gallatin is located in the 6th U.S. Congressional District and the 44th and 45th Legislative Districts. Sumner County is governed by a 24-member County Commission, with two representatives elected from each of 12 magisterial districts and a county executive elected at-large. Officials are elected for four-year terms. The County Commission meets on the third Monday of each month at the Sumner County Administration Building on Belvedere Drive. Sumner County has a sales tax rate of 2.25 percent, while the state has a 7 percent sales tax. The county also imposes a $50.75 wheel tax for licensing vehicles, plus a state tax of $24; $35 of the county wheel tax is reserved for Sumner County schools. Property taxes are levied by both the city of residence and Sumner County, with assessment of residential 25






When there is a medical call, a fire alarm, or any of a vast array of public service calls, the Gallatin Fire Department will be there to help.

property at 25 percent of appraised value. Gallatin offers a mixture of older, historic homes; modern family homes; and excellent apartment and condominium living. Lower taxes, lower land prices, and a great quality of life keep residents in Gallatin and attract new families and retired individuals. According to the latest reports provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority, Gallatin’s Department of Electricity has the lowest residential rates in Tennessee. The department serves more than 14,000 customers within the city limits. Gallatin Water District serves more than 16,000 customers, with Old Hickory Lake as its source. Trash disposal services are available within the city limits of Gallatin. Services may be set up by calling the City Recorder’s Office.

Community Services Gallatin Fire Department The motto of the Gallatin Fire Department is to “Save and Protect the Public.� In the event of a vehicle accident, whether or not the occupants are trapped, the fire department is quick to arrive on the scene. When there is a medical call, a fire alarm, or any of a vast array of public service calls, 26 Gallatin Chamber of Commerce

the fire department will be there to help. The Gallatin Fire Department also provides fire inspection services; conducts arson, hazardous materials, and bomb investigations; and hosts public education events for schools and industry. The main fire station is located behind City Hall, with additional substations around the city.

Gallatin Police Department continues to act as an innovator and leader in the field of law enforcement. Gallatin Police Department The Gallatin Police Department is a modern, community-oriented agency that provides crime prevention and crime control services to the city of Gallatin. One of the reasons residents of Gallatin enjoy such a high quality of life is because the police department is on the job seven days a week, 24 hours a day. They not only respond to crime but provide a greater awareness of how these events happen and how to prevent

them. Utilizing modern police theories and practices, the Gallatin Police Department continues to act as an innovator and leader in the field of law enforcement. Internally, the police department has four separate units: Field Operations, Investigations, Crime Prevention and Community Affairs, and Staff Services. In addition to responding to calls for service, officers are also trained to conduct traffic crash investigations and criminal investigations and to provide crime prevention services. Sumner County Sheriff ’s Office “The mission of the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office is to service the people of Sumner County and to provide the citizens of this county with protection.� The Sheriff’s Office works closely with its fellow law enforcement agencies within our county and state. The Sheriff’s Department serves the criminal and civil process issued by the courts and maintains the safety and security of the Criminal Court, Juvenile Court, Chancery Court, Circuit Court, General Sessions Court, and the County Jail. Deputies are specifically assigned to the 18th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force. Several deputies are assigned to the Countywide S.W.A.T./Negotiators Unit. Sumner County Emergency Medical Services/Sumner County Emergency Management Sumner County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a local government entity and is the 911 provider for the residents of Sumner County. Sumner County EMS accommodates emergency and convalescent transportation as well. They have 11 fully staffed Advanced Life Support ambulances located throughout the county that respond 24 hours a day. Each ambulance is fully equipped with ACLS gear, including cardiac monitors, advance airway equipment, and life-saving medications. Sumner EMS houses one of the busiest dispatch centers in the county. Currently the 911 center dispatches both EMS and the county volunteer fire departments. They utilize state-of-the-art dispatch and computer-aided mapping software to pinpoint the location of emergency responses. Sumner County Emergency Management is a cooperative effort among county fire and police agencies that assists with hazardous materials handling, severe weather emergencies, and similar catastrophic situations.

Sumner County EMS has 11 fully staffed Advanced Life Support ambulances located throughout the county that respond 24 hours a day.


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Transportation Gallatin is located in the heart of the nation, enjoying both open spaces and proximity to larger cities. Our proximity to Nashville gives us easy access via highways, interstates, air, or water to almost any location, with 75 percent of the nation’s major markets within a day’s drive. Highways Gallatin is served by several major highways, including U.S. Highway 31 and State Highways 25 and 109. All major regional interstates (including I-40, I-65, I-840, and I-24) are conveniently accessible. With the recent opening of TN-386/ Vietnam Veterans Boulevard, I-65 is now only minutes away.

Waterways The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway gives Gallatin easy accessibility to major markets through waterway access to the Cumberland River. Air Service The Sumner County Regional Airport has a 5,000-foot runway with a 1,000-foot

grass overrun that can support a wide range of aircraft, with jet fuel and major repair available. Planned expansion of the airport will better accommodate corporate clients and their needs. Commercial air service is just minutes away at Nashville International Airport, which serves as a major HUB for travel to all parts of the world.

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Contact Information City of Gallatin City Recorder’s Office Economic Development Gallatin Chamber of Commerce Gallatin Civic Center Gallatin Department of Electricity Gallatin Fire Department Gallatin Police Department Gallatin Public Utilities Sumner County Administration Building Sumner County Emergency Medical Services Sumner County Health Department Sumner County Humane Society Sumner County Sheriff’s Office Trash Disposal Service

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“Sumner Regional Medical Center’s commitment to providing the services and facilities its communities need is surpassed only by its commitment to providing quality, compassionate care.”

Health Care Shawna Dixon Zody, Marketing and Public Relations Manager Sumner Regional Health Systems, Inc.


or almost 50 years, Sumner Regional Medical Center has provided excellent patient care and compassionate service that has earned us the distinction of being the hospital of choice among residents of Sumner and surrounding counties. The Gallatin hospital continues to set the standard in health care. SRMC offers a broad scope of services, including a full range of diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, women’s, and rehabilitative services, along with services typically found in larger cities and nationally recognized programs. As Sumner County has become one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, SRMC has been right there with that growth, adding new services and expanding existing ones so that quality health care is where you

need it most — close to home. Some of the most recently added services include digital mammography, interventional cardiology, a cardiac catheterization lab, and a diagnostic sleep center. Neurosurgery and computerized knee replacement surgery are also on the hospital’s list of specialties. Another therapy that is unique to Sumner Regional Medical Center is the pet therapy program sponsored by the volunteer organization Friends of Sumner Regional. This organization celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2007. Sumner Regional boasts a nationally recognized cancer-treatment program. Cancer care services at SRMC received accreditation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer in 2006, and in 2007 the program was one of only 31 cancer treatment facilities in 31

To better meet the needs of a rapidly growing community, SRMC is undergoing an $87 million expansion.

the entire country to be recognized with an Outstanding Achievement Award. Addi­ tionally, the hospital now boasts one of only two wound care centers in the mid-state, directed by an internal medicine physician who is a Fellow of the College of Certified Wound Specialists. To better meet the needs of a rapidly growing community, SRMC is undergoing the largest expansion in its history. The $87 million construction project has already provided the campus with a six-story parking garage, and a new patient tower featuring private patient rooms, an emergency department, a patient registration area, a medical imaging department, upgraded surgical suites, a renovated women and children’s center, a critical care area, a gift shop, and an expanded lobby area is on schedule for a summer 2008 completion.Â

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Sumner Regional Medical Center’s commitment to providing the services and facilities its communities need is surpassed only by its commitment to providing quality, compassionate care. Sumner Regional Medical Center is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Sumner Regional Health Systems is a notfor-profit health care system providing health services to Middle Tennessee and South Central Kentucky. The integrated health system

Sumner Regional Medical Center provides excellent patient care and compassionate service.

is headquartered in Gallatin, Tennessee, and operates three hospitals: its flagship, Sumner Regional Medical Center, also in Gallatin; Riverview Regional Medical Center in Carthage, Tennessee; and Trousdale Medical Center in

Hartsville, Tennessee. The health system also has several other affiliates, including Westmoreland Pharmacy, Red Boiling Springs Clinic, Sumner Homecare and Hospice, Sumner Foundation, Sumner Healthplex, and Sumner Emergency Medical Services. As a health system consisting of community-based hospitals and health care services, Sumner Regional Health Systems believes wholeheartedly in giving back to those communities. That’s why the organization supports various local and national charities at a corporate level and encourages its affiliates to support programs in the local communities. Some of the groups that benefit from Sumner Regional Health Systems’ generosity include the Gallatin Downtown Library project, the American Red Cross, the American Cancer

Society, the March of Dimes, Hendersonville Community Library, and the American Heart Association. Additionally, individual hospitals are strongly encouraged to support their local chapters of national organizations. Also, Sumner Regional Health Systems works with the school systems in Sumner, Smith, Trousdale, and Macon counties to provide athletic trainers for all high school and college sporting events. Along with the construction project at Sumner Regional Medical Center, Sumner Regional Health Systems recently opened Sumner Station, a stand-alone facility that includes a fitness center, physician offices, and a diagnostic center. A capital campaign is also under way through the Sumner Foundation to build a residential hospice in Sumner County. /URGOALISTOHELPYOU ENJOYGOODDENTALHEALTH FORTHERESTOFYOURLIFE





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he opportunities for recreation, both inside and outdoors, are abundant. Gallatin has several public parks run by the city’s Leisure Services Department. Commonly referred to as the Parks and Recreation Department, Leisure Services’ responsibilities include the Civic Center, Gallatin City Cemetery, and the Parks and Recreation Division.

Civic Center The Civic Center is the core of active Gallatin life, offering fitness areas, meeting rooms, a double gym, an indoor pool, and racquetball courts, all with reasonable fees to allow Gallatin residents to enjoy the facilities.

Special events hosted at the Civic Center include concerts, gymnastics, swim meets, craft shows, coin shows, and company parties, as well as the July 4th fireworks celebration hosted on Civic Center grounds.

Gallatin Parks All parks in Gallatin are maintained by the Parks and Recreation Division. Parks include Clearview, Thompson (offering a skate park), Municipal (with an outdoor pool), and Triple Creek (soccer, walking track, youth football). All Gallatin parks provide playgrounds, and some are handicapped-accessible. Additionally, Municipal and Triple Creek have ball fields for city and tournament use. 35

Mountain Biking

Old Hickory Lake

One of the city’s most popular outdoor spots is a 9-mile mountain bike trail just off Lock 4 Road. The XTERRA Lock 4 Blast is held at this park annually, and many enthusiasts think these trails are the best in the area.

Perhaps Gallatin’s greatest recreational resource is Old Hickory Lake. It is the home of the annual Tri-Challenge and several skiing, wakeboarding, and watercraft competitions. Boating, professional and amateur fishing, swimming, and water sports are popular activities all year long on this beautiful lake. Residents are fortunate to have many public accesses to Old Hickory Lake. Several area marinas offer services for those interested water recreation. Rentals and charters are also available.

Sports Leagues Gallatin offers Little League Baseball, Tee Ball, Senior League Baseball, and slow-pitch girls’ softball leagues. Basketball, football, tennis, and soccer leagues are also available for various ages.

Golf Gallatin is home to four golf courses:

Serving Gallatin since 1974 Brands: Broyhill, Ashley, Whirlpool, Maytag and many more

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• Long Hollow Golf Club: Public, 18-hole course built in 1983. • Gallatin Country Club: Private, nine-hole course built in 1948. • The Club at Fairview: Private, 18-hole course built in 2004. • Foxland: Private, 18-hole course opened in 2007.

Other Choices Camping is available at area lake resorts and parks, including Bledsoe Creek State Park, located just a few miles outside of Gallatin. Recreational opportunities within the area are almost limitless, including everything from mountain biking to hunting to skateboarding. With so many choices, everyone should be able to find an invigorating activity to become involved in.

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Lakeshore Properties, LLC Independently Owned and Operated 1147 Plantation Blvd. Gallatin, TN 37066 Office: 615-451-0909 Mobile: 615-390-3680 Email:

1732 Jacobs Drive The most unique lakefront home, custom built by Botsko Builders. A one-of-a-kind location in exclusive Fairvue Plantation, overlooking the 18th Fairway and green. Enjoy secluded panoramic views of Old Hickory Lake capturing fairway views of Foxland from the 4th floor Eagles Nest. Amenities galore, approximately 11,500 sq. feet, boat dock permit. This home is open 7 days a week for viewing through Fall 2008.

$4,600,000 Lakefront homes and lots are available with boat dock permits.

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Tourism Kaye Ireland, Sumner County CVB

“Experience Gallatin’s treasures.”


he diversity of the city and its scenic beauty are what attracts both visitors and residents to Gallatin. From the charm of the downtown square and its historic buildings, to the excitement of reeling in a trophy bass on Old Hickory Lake, to the peaceful relaxation of sharing good times with friends, you can experience life here.

History People have been coming to Sumner County since the frontier settlers of 1779, and their history is still here to enjoy. Sumner County Museum has three floors of amazing artifacts and collections. Historic sites like Rose Mont and Trousdale Place, along with Cragfont and Wynnewood in Castalian Springs, keep the legacy of our ancestors alive. These homes have stories to tell — surviving the Civil War, the Depression and, for some, near ruin. The beauty of these structures, as well as that of the private homes of the same time period along the roads around Gallatin, adds to the appeal of the town. 39

The Palace Theater, originally a silent movie theater, now shows current films.

Downtown The downtown square has a long history, having been occupied by Union troops during the Civil War. Today, the district balances history with the present day and blends architecture with great shopping and dining.

Planned redevelopment, including a new library, is currently under way. The Palace Theater, originally a silent movie theater, now shows current films. Shops with antiques, clothing, gifts, books, coffee, and delicious cuisine are housed in historic buildings. Downtown features a brand new public library. Other redevelopment is underway. Spring’s Squarefest and Fall’s Main Street Festival bring booths bursting with crafts, jewelry, plants, entertainment, and food.

Shopping and Dining As Gallatin has grown, new shopping, dining, and entertainment venues have appeared along Nashville Pike or tucked away in some of the charming houses around Gallatin’s diverse dining options are sure to please any palate.

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town. Department stores, boutiques, national restaurants, coffee shops with Wi-Fi, and local cafes offering Southern cuisine are all available. You can taste everything from country grits and greens, fried catfish, and mouth-watering barbeque to elegant gourmet dining and exquisite desserts.

The Great Outdoors Old Hickory Lake attracts fishing tournaments, triathlons, recreational fishing, and just plain fun on the water with boats and personal watercraft. Other outdoor activities include challenging golf, mountain biking, sports events like soccer and baseball tournaments, or picnics at the lake, in our beautiful city parks, or at Bledsoe Creek State Park.

Special Events Community events give visitors and residents a reason to come out, have fun and meet friendly neighbors. Bledsoe Bluegrass Festival, Candlelight Cemetery Tour, Independence Day Festival, Rose Mont Renaissance, and Holiday Heritage Tour of Homes are just a few examples. See for an events calendar with a complete listing.

Hospitality Tourism plays a major role in Gallatin and Sumner County’s economic climate. Visitors to Sumner County spent over $79 million last year. Five of Sumner County’s 10 hotels, a bed and breakfast, lakeside cabins, and two campgrounds are located in Gallatin. Even with the recent growth, Gallatin has maintained its friendly, small-town feeling in so many ways — in the farms and fields along country roads just a couple of miles from downtown; in the balance of old and new, tradition and innovation; and in the locals who make you feel welcome, say “Howdy!� and offer you some sweet iced tea along with a bright smile. People continue to come to Gallatin to visit family, attend an event, participate in a tournament, or spend their vacation. Sometimes they like it so much they come back to live. Promotion of the area as a destination is the mission of the Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with their many tourism partners. For more information and a free visitor guide, call 615-230-8474 or e-mail










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“The strong ties between community and spirituality in Gallatin are evident in the many churches that work to make our community a better place to live.”

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ne only has to take a short walk downtown to see church spires and hear church bells ringing to know that the Gallatin community has a strong tradition of faith. Gallatin is home to more than 90 churches and more than 19 faiths. Rich in history, many of these churches date back to the 1800s. Among the city’s historic churches are Gallatin Church of Christ, Gallatin First Presbyterian Church, First United Methodist Church, The Roman Catholic Church, and First Baptist Church. The Gallatin First Presbyterian Church, the oldest church building in Gallatin in continuous existence, was organized in 1828. The church stands on West Main Street to this day. Today, Gallatin’s spiritual community is a rich tapestry of faiths, integrating the importance of history with the forward thinking of the future. The city hosts diverse worship opportunities that include African Methodist Episcopal, Apostolic, Assembly of God, 43

Baptist, Catholic, Church of Christ, Church of God, Church of God of Prophecy, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Episcopal, Interdenominational, Jehovah’s Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Nazarene, Nondenominational, Pentecostal, Presbyterian, and Seventh Day-Adventist. These many and varied opportunities to worship create a vibrant spiritual community that welcomes residents and visitors alike. The strong ties between community and spirituality in Gallatin are evident in the many churches that work to make our community a better place to live. These ministries participate in mission trips; work with Gallatin Cares, Habitat for Humanity, Families First, and Meals on Wheels; host communitywide services for Easter, Christmas, and Thanksgiving; and engage in many other activities to better serve the spiritual well-being of this community.  

The strong ties between community and spirituality in Gallatin are evident.

The First United Methodist Church is one of Gallatin’s many historic churches.

Gallatin is home to a vibrant and welcoming spiritual community.

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Index of Advertisers Please support the advertisers who helped make this publication possible. Adult Care/Senior Living

Amusements/Recreation/ Entertainment

Golden Living Center Brandywood — pg. 32 555 East Bledsoe Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-7132 fax (615) 452-5396 Golden Living Center Brandywood Offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, Skilled Care/Long-Term Care, and Alzheimer’s Care.

Morningside Assisted Living — pg. 28 1085 Hartsville Pike Gallatin, TN 37006 (615) 230-5600 fax (615) 230-4499 The Place at Gallatin — pg. 48 400 Hancock St. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-7722 fax (615) 451-1247 • 24-Hour Assistance • All Exterior Doors Alarmed for Security • Beauty Salon / Barber Shop • Medication Supervision • Studio & 1-Bedroom Apartments With Private Bath • Full-Time Nurse • Short-Term Respite Care

Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Path Finders Inc. — pg. 18 432 East Main Street Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-5688 (800) 553-2540 • Residential Treatment Program • Family Program • Intensive and Low-Intensity Outpatient Program • DUI Program • Aftercare Program • RAPP Rural AIDS Prevention Project

NCG Gallatin Cinema — pg. 29 1035 Greensboro Dr. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-9500 NCG Gallatin Cinema has 10 stadium seating screens with Dolby digital sound and DLP digital projection. Please contact us for group showings. Located in Gallatin across from Vol State Community College.

Automotive - Dealership/Repair

Miracle Chrysler — pg. 23 1290 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-2792 fax (615) 452-2777 Sumner County’s only “Five Star� Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep dealership! Sales, service, parts, body shop. Showroom Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday

Miracle Ford, Inc. — pg. 23 517 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-5267 fax (615) 230-8151 Locally owned and operated since 1980, we offer sales and service of Ford’s full line of vehicles. Our 20 bay service department has state of the art diagnostic equipment.

Ron Hibbard Toyota — pg. 23 1435 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-9000 Sumner County’s only Toyota dealership. We have a newly renovated dealership with state-of-the-art service equipment. Local owner that’s involved with all aspects of the business every day.

Vic Jenkins Chevrolet Co. — pg. 23 400 East Broadway Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-3037 fax (615) 452-3902 A full-service automobile dealership serving Gallatin since 1955. Our modern, well-equipped facilities and professional staff enable us to provide the BEST in sales, service, collision repair, parts, and rental vehicles.

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Hair & Body Affair — pg. 27 346 A Sumner Hall Drive Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-2962 Nominated for Sumner County’s Best Salon, Stylist, and Nail Technician by the readers of the Gallatin News Examiner. We specialize in aromatherapy pedicures, Brazilian keratin treatment, and hair color.

Nissan of Gallatin — pg. 23 1461 & 1465 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-6827 Nissan (615) 452-3360 GM

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College Heights Baptist Church — pg. 19 2100 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37006 (615) 452-4952 fax (615) 452-4900 College Heights Baptist Church is a community of believers committed to learning more about the Father, yearning for more of His Son, and turning our community back to Him through the power of the Holy Spirit.


Randy Jones Construction — pg. 28 604 Lily Crest Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-7731 fax (615) 230-0932 Building new homes and communities for over 30 years, at Randy Jones Construction the difference is in the details.

Southeastern Building Corporation — pg. 44 (615) 826-9700 Sumner County Homes from the $180s to $400s. • Wynbrooke • Stonecrest  • Saundersville Station • Monthaven Green • Bluegrass Landing • Kennesaw Farms


Robert G. Glass, D.D.S. General Dentistry — pg. 33 131 North Trigg Ave. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-2081 fax (615) 452-1150 Cosmetics: • Whitening • Bonding • Veneers Restorative: • Esthetic (Tooth-Colored) Fillings • Lifelike Crowns • Root Canals • Bridges to Replace Missing Teeth • Implants (Restorative, Phase) • Oral Sedation Dentistry Preventive: • Oral Cancer Screening • Hygiene Maintenance Checks • Gentle Cleaning • Soft-Touch Gum Care


St. John Vianney Catholic School — pg. 18 501 North Water Avenue Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-7048 Building a Foundation for the Future. At St. John Vianney, We Educate the Whole Child: Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical, Emotional, and Social. Music, Band, Instrumental Classes, Art, Athletics, Forensics, Foreign Language.

Sumner Academy — pg. 22 464 Nichols Lane Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-1914 fax (615) 452-1923 • Pre-K–8th Grade • Low Student/Teacher Ratio • Standardized Test Scores in the Top 10% Nationally • Certified Teachers • Spanish Program • Before- & After-School Programs • Honor Society • Athletics, Music, Clubs & Activities • Off-Campus Experiences • Technology Instruction at All Grade Levels

Volunteer State Community College — pg. 15 1480 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-8600 fax (615) 230-3502 A public two-year community college that awards certificates, AAS degrees, and transferable Associate’s degrees.

Electric Motors - Dealers & Repairing

Employment Agencies

Kelly Services — pg. 15 179 Hancock Street Suite 302 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-9875 fax (615) 452-9928 Kelly Services is a Fortune 500 company offering staffing solutions including temporary, temp-to-hire and direct placement staffing. Skills include office services, accounting, marketing, light industrial, education and health care.


Gordon’s Engravings, Inc. — pg. 29 170 Factory St. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-2209 • Recognition Awards • Promotional Items • Corporate Gifts • Sports Trophies


Holleman Trucking & Excavating, Inc. — pg. 27 PO Box 574 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 566-0808 (615) 566-8111 Locally Owned and Operated • Land Clearing • Topsoil • Stone • Fill Dirt • Ponds Dug • Sifted Topsoil • Doziers • Track Hoes • Loaders • Dump Trucks

Financial Institutions

Max Electric Motor Service — pg. 26 124 West Winchester St. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-2970 fax (615) 452-8476

Citizens Bank — pg. 9 150 West Main Street Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 206-1748 fax (615) 206-1958

• Sales of Industrial & Domestic Electric Motors — AC & DC Motors, Heating & Air Conditioning, Air Compressors, Pump-Well & Swimming Pool • We Rewind, Re-Build & Repair • Locally Owned & Operated • Serving Gallatin for 40 Years

Making Your Dream Home A Reality Since 1905 Local Bank, Local Minded, Local People • Construction Loans • Home Improvement Loans • Mortgages • Home Equity Line of Credit

Cornerstone Financial Credit Union — pg. 26 200 Indian Lake Blvd. Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 264-5080 fax (615) 338-0443 Full-service Financial Institution Offering Savings, Checking, Credit Cards, Consumer Loans, Mortgages and Investments. We Specialize in Auto Loans!

First State Bank - Gallatin — pg. 22 1135 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-6869

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The Tennessee Credit Union — pg. 19 1400 8th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 244-1910 fax (615) 259-0357 TTCU Mission: We are committed to honoring traditional credit union values while utilizing innovation to provide an exceptional member experience.

Home Builders

Ernst Signature Homes — pg. 5 133 Indian Road Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 822-1727 Full-service builder providing custom home construction, architectural design, and remodeling services. With superior service, progressive designers, and a talented build team, Ernst Construction is unrivaled in its market and creates homes that truly fulfill their customers’ dreams.


Gibson Furniture — pg. 36 141 North Water Street Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-4420


City of Gallatin Economic Development Agency — pg. 1 132 West Main Street PO Box 773 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-5940 fax (615) 451-5941 The City of Gallatin Economic Development Agency assists new industrial, distribution and retail businesses with locating in our community by offering site location and building location assistance.

Health care

Sumner Regional Medical Center — pg. 2 555 Hartsville Pike P.O. Box 1558 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-6605 fax (615) 451-6601 Sumner Regional Health Systems, Inc., is a non-profit health system based in Gallatin, Tennessee. Its major affiliates include Sumner Regional Medical Center, the system’s flagship hospital, with 145 beds and a 10-bed transitional care unit; two 25-bed critical access hospitals, Trousdale Medical Center in Hartsville and Carthage General Hospital in Carthage; and the Sumner Foundation, the fundraising arm of the health system.

Heating & Cooling

Derryberry’s Heat & Air — pg. 14 212 North Water Ave. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-8121 fax (615) 452-8133 Locally owned and operated for over 20 years by Jeff Derryberry. Service all brands, free estimates on installation, 24-hour emergency service, offering service agreement. We install most major brands.

Home Improvement

Precision Applications — pg. 12 379 Maple Street Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 206-1974 Precision Applications will add levels of detail and beauty to your home. Decks, sunrooms & screen rooms, windows & doors, siding & trim, or room additions — we do it all!

Hotels/Motels/Bed & Breakfasts

Comfort Inn - Gallatin — pg. 14 354 Sumner Hall Drive Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-8300 fax (615) 230-8338 In Every Room: • Microwaves • Refrigerators • Hair Dryers • Irons • Coffee Makers • Continental Breakfast • Outdoor Pool • Wireless Internet Access

Guesthouse Inn - Gallatin — pg. 8 221 West Main Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-5433 fax (615) 452-1665 • Boat hook-ups for every room • Free high-speed wireless Internet in every room • HP computer in most rooms • Refrigerator/microwave/coffee maker in every room • Continental breakfast • Pet-friendly

Hampton Inn Gallatin — pg. 5 980 Village Green Crossing Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 206-9595 fax (615) 206-9599 Holiday Inn Express Hendersonville 615 E. Main Street Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 824-0022 Jameson Inn — pg. 29 1001 Village Green Crossing Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-4494 1 (800) JAMESON • Newly renovated • Free wireless high-speed Internet, microwave and refrigerator in every room • Fitness center • Swimming pool • Deluxe continental breakfast with Belgian waffle bar


Littlestone of Village Green Apartments — pg. Inside Front Cover 1008 Village Green Crossing Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-1500 fax (615) 451-0397 • Offering short-term leases, corporate housing, and flexible lease terms. • Amenities: swimming pool, hot tub, 24-hour fitness center, and more. • One-, two-, and three-bedroom floor plans. • Excellent location.


Allstate Insurance Larry Maynard, LUTCF — pg. 33 208 N Locust Ave. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-1500 fax (615) 452-1913 • Auto • Home • Renters • Condo • Boat • Life • Retirement • Disability • Long-Term Care

State Farm Insurance — pg. 41 Craig Hayes 667 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-1303 Jeannie Gregory 180 N. Belvedere Dr., Suite 2 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-7133 Larry Treadway 221 N. Water Ave Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-5735 Anna Stephens 126B E. Main St. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-2740


Edward Jones - Rick Murphy — pg. 45 600 Commons Drive, Suite 100 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-9927 Toll-Free (888) 452-9988 Serving Individual Investors Since 1871. • Stocks • Mutual Funds • Bonds • Government Securities • CDs • IRAs • Tax-Free Bonds • Money Market Funds


Extreme Lawn Service & Landscaping — pg. 22 P.O. Box 8803 Gallatin, TN 37066 Justin Strong (615) 828-3801 Kris Schutter (615) 506-0689 A local lawn maintenance and landscaping company that prides itself on being honest and dependable. No job is too big or too small. 47


Ashley’s Place — pg. 48 315 West Smith Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-2169 fax (615) 452-6143

Customers expect Competition Powder Coaters to provide the best quality available. Our ISO 9001 Certification is one of the cornerstones on which our quality program is built.

Ashley’s Place is a non-profit child advocacy center that serves children and families who have been victims of child sexual abuse, physical abuse, and witnesses to violent crimes.

Garrott Brothers Continuous Mix, Inc. — pg. 12 P.O. Box 419 375 Red River Road Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-2385 fax (615) 452-8952 ISO 9001 Certified 1365 GATEWAY DRIVE GALLATIN, TN 37066

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• Manufacturing • Service • Ready Mix • Concrete Supply • Concrete Tools • Quality Products • Saturday Service • Gravel • Large or Small Jobs • Driveway Culvert • Sand • Rebar • Concrete Sealer • 5 Locations

Hoeganaes Corporation — pg. 46 1315 Airport Road Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-2000 fax (615) 230-0226 Hoeganaes is the world’s leader in the production of ferrous powders. We serve a diverse set of industries, including welding, photocopy, friction, chemical, and metallurgical applications.

ITW CIP Tennessee — pg. 14 850 Steam Plant Road Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-1002 We specialize in the design and manufacture of world-class fasteners and related products for the automotive industry. TS 16949/ISO 14001 Registered



Medical Billing

Medical Billing Partnership — pg. 33 110 West Franklin Street Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-6092 fax (615) 230-6026 Medical practice management and reimbursement services since 1973.



Cambridge Mortgage Inc. — pg. 48 115 B East Main Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-1998 fax (615) 230-1996 • Cover all your mortgage needs from purchase to refinance. • First-time homebuyer • FHA/VA • Debt consolidation • Turn your adjustable rate mortgage to a low fixed rate with no money out of pocket.

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Competition Powder Coaters — pg. 48 1365 Gateway Drive Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-7317 fax (615) 452-7339

Pet Care

Fancy Paws Dog Grooming & Supplies — pg. 28 685 B Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 206-0214 • Grooming of all breeds • Daycare • Boarding


Perkins Drug & Gift Shoppe — pg. 44 532 Hartsville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-6111 fax (615) 451-0201 Founded in 1895 — Gallatin’s oldest continuous-operating business and the only independent pharmacy in Gallatin. • Reliable Prescription Service • Drive-Up Window • Home Health Supplies • Oxygen & Inhalation Therapy • Unique Gift Shop • Bridal Registry


Sumner Medical Group PLLC — pg. 13 300 Steam Plant Road, Suite 300 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-8070 fax (615) 452-1774

Real Estate

Camp Real Estate — pg. 48 131 South Water Avenue, Suite B Gallatin, TN 37066 Cell (615) 512-7907 (615) 461-8537 Crye-Leike Realty — pg. 37 1184 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-6800 fax (615) 230-8333 Crye-LeikeŽ, the nation’s fourth-largest full-service real estate company, has a network of more than 4,100 sales associates and 132 corporate and franchise offices located throughout the eight-state southern region of Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and North Carolina.

Fairvue Plantation Susan Maddux — pg. 36 Lakeshore Properties, LLC 130 Maple Drive North Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 264-8055 Cell (615) 390-3680

The Red Tulip LLC — pg. 41 1483 Nashville Pike, Suite 103 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 206-1395 fax (615) 206-1396 • Gifts • Invitations • Home Accessories

Susan has over 50 listings and can also show all available inventory from any of our group of builders. Retail / Hardware

Kennesaw Farms — pg. 41 Residential Sales Contact: Kennesaw Realty (615) 452-8484 Southeastern Select Properties (615) 826-9700 Commercial Sales Contact: Peggy Sells (615) 301-2800

Martin Realty House — pg. 23 687 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-0480 fax (615) 451-0572 “Your Hometown Realtor” Down-home friendly service with the latest technology. Family owned and operated for over 20 years and consistently voted “Best Real Estate Company in Sumner County.”

RE/MAX Choice Properties — pg. 40 663 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-7264 fax (615) 451-9765 131 Indian Lake Blvd., Suite 200 Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 822-2003 fax (615) 822-2725

Tennessee Hardware Farm Supply & Rental — pg. 45 441 East Broadway Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-9309 (615) 452-8557 fax Family-owned hardware store with a great selection of lawn and garden supplies, mowers, plumbing, electrical supplies, paint, power tools, and hardware. Repair shop and equipment rental also available.


Advanced Alarm Technologies — pg. 26 P.O. Box 1806 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-3444 fax (615) 451-0957

Shipping & Packing

The UPS Store - Gallatin — pg. 26 695 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-9030 fax (615) 230-5599 • UPS Shipping & Next-Day Delivery • Custom Packing • Mailbox Rentals • Copying • Printing • Faxing • Laminating & Binding • Notary • Passport Photos • Word Processing • Stamps & Metered Mail

Supply Retail

Belk — pg. 28 555 Village Green Dr. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 451-1660 fax (615) 452-9939 The mission of Belk is to be the leader in their markets in selling merchandise that meets customers’ needs for fashion, quality, value and selection.

Gap Inc. — pg. 40 100 Gap Blvd. Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 230-2300 Gap Inc. is one of the world’s largest speciality retailers. We operate four of the most recognized apparel brands, Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Piperlime.

Cummings Supply Company — pg. 19 171 West Factory Gallatin , TN 37066 (615) 452-8888 fax (615) 452-9778


Critter Clinic — pg. 14 522 West Main Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-1477 fax (615) 452-4744 We offer total health care for your companion animal including preventative and geriatric medicine, cardiology, dentistry, dermatology, radiology, ultrasound, general, orthopedic and laser surgery, plus our new boarding and grooming facilities.

Video Production

Advanced Visual Concepts Terry & Susan Durham 1031 South Browns Lane Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-6608 fax (615) 523-1176 • Video Production / Post Production • Concept Development / Script Writing • DVD Authoring / DVD Duplication • TV Commercial / Product Promotion • Corporate Training / Distance Learning • Special Interest / Fund Raising • Internet Video Delivery • Webinars / E-mail Video

Video/Audio Visual Productions

Walker Video Productions — pg. 19 Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 537-1123 We produce high-impact quality visual presentations for our clients. Wedding video and audio visual specialist.


Gallatin Optical Company — pg. 28 137 West Broadway Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-2111 fax (615) 452-2251 A 30-year tradition of eye care excellence, eye exam on location, quality materials and workmanship, contact lenses.

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