All My Sons Guide to Wilson County
ALL MY SONS MOVING GUIDE TO WILSON COUNTY, TN Welcome to the All My Sons Nashville Moving Guide. This article will showcase Wilson County for those moving to Mount Juliet, Lebanon and Watertown. Use this guide for important information about Wilson County, Tennessee.
WILSON COUNTY Wilson County, which contains around 100,000 people, is part of the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin Metro Area. Located in the heart of Middle Tennessee, the area is one of the oldest in the state. Wilson County contains the up and moving cities of Mount Juliet, Lebanon and Watertown. The entire Wilson County area is served by Wilson County Schools. Wilson County has moved to the top 5 most affluent counties in Tennessee, and has the 2nd highest median income in the state. IMPORTANT NUMBERS Wilson County Services Emergencies 615-444-8777 Non-emergencies 615-449-0256 Sheriff's Office 615-444-1412 Animal Control 615-444-9775 Septic System 615-443-2784 Social Security Office 615-451-9341
Mount Juliet Mount Juliet is one of the newer cities in the metro Nashville area. Incorporated as a city in 1972, Mount Juliet currently has a population of about 25,000 people, and has experienced growth of 22% in the past two years. The town is in the western portion of Wilson County, located 17 miles east of downtown Nashville. It is also the largest city in Wilson County. Mount Juliet is known as “The City Between The Lakes”, resting between Old Hickory Lake and Percy Priest Lakes. The area is known to be a conservative city and a family community, with boating, swimming and Little League at the forefront of the community. The city prides itself on the Four R’s meeting within Mount Juliet – retail, roads, rivers, and rail. The area is affordable, highly educated, and prosperous. The U.S. Census Bureau estimated that, as of 2008, the Median income per household was $74,670. The area supports industries within fields of research, retail, finance, medicine, and music. Benefits of the community include a 0% city property tax rate. There are major housing developments that contain hundreds of homes and retail developments, as well as a large Community Center. Mount Juliet also serves as a stop on the Music City Star commuter rail service into Nashville. The Mount Juliet area is home to both Charlie Daniels Park – named after the city’s most famous resident - and Sgt Jerry Mudy Memorial Park. IMPORTANT NUMBERS Electricity 615-754-1213 Telephone 615-754-2000 Cable 615-244-5900 Gas 615-734-0734 Water 615-758-5682 Sewer 615-754-2554 Trash 615-254-6666 Curbside Recycling 615-319-2101 Mt Juliet Chamber of Commerce 615-758-3478
Lebanon Lebanon is the county seat of Wilson County, located about 30 minutes east of Nashville in Middle Tennessee. Established in 1799, the city is known by local residents as “Cedar City”, a reference to the abundance of cedar trees in the area. The name Lebanon refers to the Biblical land of the cedars. The area grew as “a center of commerce, culture and education”. The population of Lebanon was 20,235 at the 2000 census. The city is home to Cumberland University, a small, private, 4-year liberal arts institution that was established in 1842. Lebanon is considered to be a younger city. It is a banking center hub for regional banks, and Cracker Barrel’s national headquarters. Lebanon hosts the annual Wilson County Fair, which is considered, by those organizations that rate State and County Fairs, to be the best County Fair in Tennessee. The historic downtown Town Square features many antique and gift shops and has been the background for movies including “Charlie’s War” and “All the Kind Strangers”. IMPORTANT NUMBERS Electricity 615-444-1323 BellSouth 888-757-6500 Cablevision 615-444-2288 Gas 615-444-6300 Water 615-444-6300 Sewer 615-444-6300 Trash 615-444-0825 Lebanon Chamber of Commerce 615-444-5503
Watertown Watertown is a small town, even by Wilson County standards. The town of under 2,000 people was initially formed due to a grant from the American Revolutionary War. Named after a storekeeper named Wilson L. Waters, Watertown was built on railroad growth from The Nashville and Knoxville Railroad, which moved to the town in 1885. The town was destroyed by a fire in the early 1900s and rebuilt with the many brick buildings that still exist downtown today. The area is a family town that is considered to be in the Nashville-Davidson Metro area. The downtown Watertown Square area contains the business district, mostly composed of historical buildings and 20th-century style lampposts, and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic Watertown hosts the annual Watertown Jazz Festival, the Mile Long Yard Sale, and also excursion train events including the Valentine Murder Mystery, Bunny, and Polar Express Trains. Watertown has been featured in a number of country music videos, including (with locals) the video for the song “Boondocks” by the band Little Big Town, the video for the song “Would You Go with Me” by Josh Turner, and the video for “Red High Heels” by Kellie Pickler. IMPORTANT NUMBERS Electricity 615-444-1323 Telephone 888-757-6500 Cable 615-444-2288 Gas 800-880-6373 Water 615-237-3326 Sewer 615-237-3326 Watertown Chamber of Commerce 615-237-0270