About Dickson County
Dickson County was formed in 1803 and was named after a Nashville doctor and legislator, William Dickson. Charlotte, TN is the county seat. It is about a 50 min drive to West of Nashville. View Dickson County Real Estate Information
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With it’s beautiful rolling hills, diverse employment base, vibrant arts and recreation scene, and excellent health care facilities, Dixon County is a great place to live, work and play.
Farmland for sale in Dickson County runs the gamut from large, well-established working farms with fencing, barns, and riding arenas; to bare undeveloped land waiting for you to put your custom stamp on it.
The larger, more developed farms will often have luxurious and spacious homes on them, stocked bodies of water, and ample facilities for horse boarding, riding, training, and care.
Dixon features beautiful wooded properties and acreages for those looking to build their own home, and horse or cattle farm. While it offers a laid-back, rural setting, close proximity to Nashville via the Interstate means residents can enjoy the best of both worlds. View Dickson County Properties For Sale
Dickson County Info
Dickson County in Tennessee was formed in 1803, and covers 491 square miles of gentle rolling hills, it is bordered by the Cumberland River to the Northeast, and the Harpeth River to the east. Charlotte, TN, is the county seat, and it is approximately a 50 minute drive West of Nashville. Known for its rich history, beautiful farmland, and various historic sites of interest, Dickson County is a fantastic location for equestrian activities conveniently located near the city of Nashville.
It has many forested hills and narrow valleys, as well as open rolling farmland. There are two main rivers, the Cumberland which forms part of Dickson County’s northeast border, and the Harpeth River which runs along the eastern border.
Neighboring counties are:
- Houston County to the northwest
- Montgomery County to the north
- Cheatham County to the east
- Williamson County to the southeast
- Hickman County to the south
- Humphreys County to the southwest
Things To Do in Dickson County
For those living the Dickson County life, there are many things to do for fun in your down time.
To begin with, there are numerous state protected areas to explore, like:
- Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area
- Montgomery Bell State Natural Area
- Montgomery Bell State Park
You can always visit the town of Dickson near the center of Dickson County, for shopping, services, entertainment, and a wealth of cultural attractions.
Some things to see and do in Dickson include the Hotel Halbrook Railroad Museum and the historic downtown area, complete with many unique stores and places to eat. Dickson is also a great place to visit for the regular community events and festivals.
Dickson County History
The development of the iron industry shaped Dickson County in it’s earliest years. In 1793, James Robertson, the “father or Middle Tennessee”, built the first iron works on Tennessee’s frontier. After Dixon County’s creation in 1803, the furnace was sold to Montgomery Bell, who went on to become one of the state’s wealthiest capitalists and industrialists.
Early settlers established cotton farms along the rich bottom lands of the local rivers, taking advantage of high market prices. By 1860, crops were diversified to include wheat, rye, oats, corn and tobacco.
The county seat of Charlotte experienced a devastating tornado in 1830, resulting in the rebuild of almost all of the businesses and homes in the area. A new brick courthouse was completed in 1832, and is now the oldest operating courthouse in the state of Tennessee.
After the Civil War, the construction of railroad lines diversified the population and economy, establishing Dickson as a second hub of the county. The later constructions of Highway 40 and Interstate 70 further established the county’s six incorporated towns.
Today, Dixon County is known for having some of the highest-rated schools in the state, and a thriving arts and recreation scene. It features the Renaissance theatre and visual arts centre in Dickson, various annual festivals, and the Montgomery Bell State Park, one of the largest parks in the State.
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Listing information last updated on December 6th, 2022 at 11:24pm CST.