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About Spring Hill 2019-03-29T16:01:09+00:00

Welcome To Spring Hill, Tennessee!

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About Spring Hill

While maintaining its small town charm and friendly atmosphere, Spring Hill has quickly and efficiently developed both residentially and commercially to accommodate the growing needs of its’ residents. Whether you’re looking to relocate the family, retire or start your own business, Spring Hill is the perfect place to call home.

    • Spring Hill’s population has grown 413% between 2000 and 2016. Projections suggest that Spring Hill will grow an additional 78% by 2030. The current population is 40,436.
    • 14,371 Households to date with an average of 2.9 persons per household.
    • Within the city limits, the average household income is $86,917.
  • Spring Hill is a diverse community consisting of young families, business professionals and retirees.
    • Spring Hill offers living amenities for everyone’s needs including multi-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, apartments, a 55 and older community and assisted living facilities.
    • Spring Hill has approximately 85 developed subdivisions within its city limits.
    • The estimated median gross rent in Spring Hill is $1,245 and the average price of owner-occupied dwellings in Spring Hill is $225,419.
  • Spring Hill was recognized at the 4th fastest growing city in Tennessee by the U.S. Census Bureau in 2013.
    • In 2011, Spring Hill was recognized by the Tennessee Center for Policy Research as “The Most Business Friendly City.”
    • Spring Hill’s strategic location amidst a combination of farmland, industry, and a growing residential market make the city ripe for development and an attractive economic center.
    • Consisting of mostly retail trade and manufacturing industries, the City actively recruits all businesses and seeks to increase employment opportunities so that its’ residents can live, play and work within their community.
    • Because of its key geographic location, explosive residential development, population boom and high median income, major retail chains have already identified Spring Hill as a prime location such as Target, Home Depot, Lowes, Kohls, Publix, Kroger, Starbucks and many more.
  • Prime development sites are available for “build to suit” purposes as well as a multitude of newly constructed facilities ready to accommodate businesses looking to relocate or expand in the Middle Tennessee area.
    • Rippavilla – Rippavilla is a Greek Revival style mansion built in 1855 by Nathaniel and Susan Cheairs. The main house is over 10,000 square feet, and is filled with many original furnishings and artifacts.
    • Franklin, TN – If you’re looking to slow down, remove yourself from the hustle and bustle, and experience southern sophistication, Franklin is just the place for you. From our nationally-recognized historic Main Street to our local distilleries and Civil War history, you will find yourself getting lost in a new adventure among a picturesque setting.
    • Experience Maury County – Tour historic sites, spend a day on the Duck River, catch live music or enjoy a wine tasting and so much more to do.

Looking around the city today, it is hard to believe that Spring Hill was once an unsettled wilderness. Tribes of the Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Creek and Shawnee all hunted the beautiful countryside.

In the early 1800’s, land was granted to three Revolutionary War soldiers, Major George Doherty, John Hardin and Major Ezekiel Polk. The three land grants came to a point near the current intersections of Duplex Road, Old Military Road and U.S. Highway 31. This regional settlement came to be what is now present day Spring Hill.

The first settlers arrived in 1808 and Albert Russell was credited with being the first to clear his land and build a home. He built a log cabin on a hill above the local spring and named his home Anne’s Bower, which later became known as Old Tanyard Spring. By 1809, others began to settle here and by 1810 settlers petitioned the Maury County Court for a road from Columbia the local settlement’s cotton gin.

Many of the original settlers were from cultured families with many social ties to the eastern United States. As such, schools and churches were considered a priority among the settlers. In 1816, William Williford began a co-ed school. James Peters, a Methodist preacher built a log church in 1819 and people would travel from miles away to attend the services. Spring Hill has quickly and efficiently developed both residentially and commercially to accommodate the growing needs of its’ residents. Whether you’re looking to relocate the family, retire or start your own business, Spring Hill is the perfect place to call home.

In 1824, Henry Wade purchased the Tanyard Spring land, formerly owned by Albert Russell, with a vision of creating a town. He surveyed the land and began to sell lots along what is today Main Street or U.S. Highway 31. The town officially needed a name and because so many had become accustomed to transporting water over the hill from the Spring, the town became Spring Hill in 1825.

On November 29, 1864 Federal and Confederate forces converged on the town of Spring Hill.

The Federal Army Units from Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana fought the Confederate troops of Tennessee commanded by Hood, Forrest, Cleburne and Brown. Over 30,000 fought throughout the day and an estimated 850 Confederate and Union soldiers were killed in the town of Spring Hill that day.