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CITY OF PORTLAND Home to the annual Strawberry Festival, Portland is a rural community 35 miles north of Nashville. In the 1920s, strawberries became a booming Portland business. The growth of strawberries as a Portland export crop resulted in a growth of industry. The procMayor Wilber essing and transporting of strawberries also became major businesses. Beginning in 1941 and continuing through the years to the present, Portland has hosted an annual Strawberry festival. Country music artist Ronnie McDowell and Roy Drusky have made Portland their home, along with NBA basketball player Corey Brewer. Kenneth Wilber, mayor 325-6776 KMayor@ cityofportlandtn.gov Jody McDowell, vice mayor 325-2274 cashchek@bellsouth.net

Council Luther Bratton P.O. Box 276 loubratton@bellsouth.net W: 325-2233 H: 325-6046 Tim Coker 113 Hearthstone Drive tntcoker@comcast.net H: 325-4359 Mike Callis 221 Westland St. mikecallis@cityofportlandtn.gov H: 325-4504 Brian Harbin 300 Willow Lake Drive BrianHarbin@comcast.net C: 887-8538, 600-7081 Melvin Minnis 401 North Russell Street NannaMinnis@att.net H: 325-2421 Steve White 112 Ewing Drive Buster51@bellsouth.net H: 323-1692

Offices/facilities: Elmer Hinton Memorial Library 321 Victor Reiter Parkway

Portland is the strawberry capital of Tennessee, and the citizens celebrate with an annual Strawberry Festival. FILE PHOTO 325-2279 Chamber of Commerce 106 Main St. Sherri Ferguson, director 325-9032 Police department Richard Smith, chief 325-3434 Fire department Robert “Al” West, chief 325-5649

Portland Utilities: 325-6776 White House Utility District: 672-4110 Portland Utilities: 325-6776 Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation: 325-4172

100 South Russell Street Portland, Tennessee 37148 (615) 325-6776 www.cityofportlandtn.gov

Quick Facts Founded: 1904 Population: 11,480 City Hall: 100 S. Russell St., 325-6776 Government: Board of six aldermen with vice mayor and mayor Property tax (per $100 of accessed value): $1.10 Zip code: 37148

106 Main Street Portland, Tennessee 37148 (615) 325-9032 www.portlandcofc.com

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2011 Sumner County Factbook  

The Sumner County Factbook provides information about Sumner County's people, places, government and resources. It is published annually.

2011 Sumner County Factbook  

The Sumner County Factbook provides information about Sumner County's people, places, government and resources. It is published annually.

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