Mount Juliet At A Glance
Learn More About Beautiful Mt. Juliet
Located in western Wilson County, Mt. Juliet was incorporated in 1973. Though its status as a city is new, its history is old. For many years the area was a hunting ground for various Native American tribes including the Cherokee, Chickasaw and Shawnee. No permanent settlements were built until French explorers came to the region and established trading posts. Wilson County was established October 26, 1799. The county is named for Major David Wilson, a Revolutionary War hero.
Mt. Wilson was actually founded in 1835 and was named for a castle in Kilkenny County Ireland. With the coming of the Civil War Tennessee sided with the Confederacy. Nearly 1,000 Wilson County residents responded to the call to battle from Gen. Robert H. Hatton and joined the 7th Tennessee Infantry, fighting alongside Gen. Robert E. Lee. Two of the war’s bloodiest battles The Battle of Franklin and the Battle at Stones River were fought nearby.
Following the war the region, whose economy had been based on agriculture began to diversify. Railroads played a major role in the expansion of business and the Wilson County gained the nickname “Gateway to The Appalachians”.
Today Mt. Juliet is a city of almost 30,000 people. It offers the best of country living and city living, located only 17 miles away from Nashville. “MJ” as it is known, is a magnet for business with low taxes and a well trained workforce. Mt. Juliet is a member of the Wilson County School District, and its schools are highly rated. And then there’s the natural beauty, featuring rolling hills, rivers and forests. The wildlife is abundant which is why the area is known as “The Purple Martin Capitol of the World”.Looking for a great place to raise a family, grow a career or maybe retire? Interested in a clean, safe community with easy access to “Music City”? Mt. Juliet might be perfect for you. When you do make your plans for a move to “MJ”, call us here at All My Sons Moving & Storage at 800-892-7667 for the best moving experience period.