Information About Thompson's Station, TN

Thompson’s Station offers small town living just 30 miles from Nashville. In the heart of the rolling hills of Tennessee horse country, its residents enjoy peaceful surroundings with easy access to shopping and restaurants of nearby towns and the greater Nashville area.

 

 

History of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee

Thompson’s Station was first settled in the late 1700s. It went through several names – first White House, then Littlebury in 1836. It received its final name for an actual station. Dr. Elijah Thompson donated land the for the town and a railroad station in 1855, and his name was given to both the station and the community.

The Battle of Thompson’s Station was fought here on March 5, 1863 during the Civil War. The Third Arkansas Division, fighting for the Confederates lost their color bearer and Colonel during their advance. This caused chaos in the unit, until 17-year-old Alice Thompson came out of her house, grabbed the flag, and led the regiment to victory. The Confederates defeated the Union, losing 300 soldiers to the Union’s 1,906. The newest park in Thompson’s Station – Preservation Park – includes the site of the battle on its 200 acre grounds.

Two homes in Thompson’s Station are on the National Register of Historic Places. The Jacob Critz House, built in 1835, is believed to have been leased by carpet bagger James Wood King after the Civil War. The other is the Thomas L. Critz House, an Italianate style home built in 1887.

 

Growth and Economy

Thompson’s Station is a small town, but it has almost tripled in size since 2000. The population in that census was 1,283 but is now projected to be over 3,801. This is due partly to the town’s vote to incorporate in 1990.

Pro golfer Tiger Woods and his development company have plans to build a golf course in the area as part of a large $150 million development. The plans include two additional short courses and 800 houses, which would be a significant increase in the Thompson’s Station, TN homes for sale. The development, the Farms at Thompson’s Station, would also include a town center, health and wellness center, and club house.

 

Demographics and Population

Thompson’s station is a small town. At the last census its population was 2,194, though it is estimated over 3,800 today. There are 447 households, and 75% of these are married couples. About 40% of the households have school aged children.

Students attend Williamson County public schools which are among the best in the United States. Newsweek ranked three of the high schools in the country’s top 1,000. US News put the schools in the top 25.

Three schools are in Thompson’s Station proper. Independence High School was built in 2004 and Summit High School opened in 2011. Heritage Elementary and Middle School serves grades K through 8. Your Thompson’s Station real estate agent can help you find the right Thompson’s Station, TN homes for sale near the best schools for your family.

The median household income is near $67,000. Only 4% of the population lives below the poverty line. The unemployment rate is much lower than the state and national average at just 3.6%

 

Recreation and Events

Thompson’s Station has many parks. The eponymous Thompson’s Station Park has miles of running and biking trails, two and two pavilions. The town is very dog friendly. Thompson’s Station Park has a dog sensory garden and Nutro Dog Park offers lots of space for your dogs to roam. Built in partnership with Mars Petcare and Outdoor Encounter, there are separate big and small dog areas alongside community gardens over four acres.

Heritage Park features a number of baseball fields. There are separate soccer fields for play. The town also has a Community Garden where residents can maintain their own plots.

The Community Association puts on a Dog and Pony Show in September. The all-day event features live music, activities for kids, food, games along with – of course – a dog zone and a pony zone. Dogs compete in Frisbee competitions, a talent show, and a costume contest. Kids can try their hands at launching pumpkins in a Punkin Chunkin arena.

In October, the Thompson’s Station Oktoberfest provides a full day of music, food, and beer. Local bands perform to raise money for local charities. The festival also includes a classic car show and other exhibits.

 

Business and Shopping

The Thompson’s Station Community Association works with the town to plan events, improve parks, and maintain historic buildings. The town also recently approved a Land Development Ordinance to revise the zoning regulations for this part of the Williamson County real estate market. The new rules will preserve rural land while allowing some mixed use development designed to spur both neighborhood and economic development.

The Tennessee Equine Hospital is a nationally renowned veterinary facility dedicated to treating horses. They are based in the center of Thompson’s Station. They offer treatment along with education and training, bringing a great deal of attention from the horse world to the town.

Thompson’s Station is close to shopping at CoolSprings Galleria and in historic downtown Franklin. It’s also a quick jump onto I-65 to easily access all the restaurants and shopping that the greater Nashville area has to offer.

If you are looking for a rural feel with good schools in a wealthy county and access to the retail and recreation benefits surrounding a city, Thompson’s Station may be for you. Its unique country atmosphere and growing population make it an ideal place to settle and raise a family.

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