Welcome to Hartsville/Trousdale County, "the Heart of Tennessee!”
Founded in 1870, Trousdale County is the smallest county in Tennessee, and one of only 3 metropolitan counties in Tennessee. On January 1, 2001, the governments of Trousdale County and the Town of Hartsville merged to form the Hartsville/Trousdale County Government. As a result, there is only one Mayor and Commission for the entire county. The County Commission consists of 20 commissioners, 2 for each of the 10 districts in the county. The Commission meets regularly on the 4th Monday of each month, except for December, at 7:00 pm at the Trousdale County Courthouse located at 200 East Main Street, Hartsville.
Nestled in the hills of north central Tennessee, our rural county is home to some eight thousand residents scattered over its green hills and spring filled valleys. The winding Cumberland River cuts through the tranquil terrain creating some of the most scenic views in Middle Tennessee, and on August 2, 1960, the World Record Walleye was caught in the river near Hartsville by local resident Mabry Harper. While agriculture has been at the heart of its economy historically, new industries and opportunities have been coming our way as well.
A distinctly relational quality of life characterizes the quaint town of Hartsville, our county seat, where virtually everybody knows-and cares about-everybody else. At a time when life all around us is becoming increasingly impersonal, a culture where people matter more than things is a rare find. In this rural setting, at a time of need, a person can knock at the door of any house in Trousdale County and find a helping hand. Those with an occasional taste for city life will find America’s “Music City,” Nashville, only an hour’s drive away, offering world class entertainment, dining, and cultural events to suit any palate.
Drive through the countryside and soak in the feel of a land where time seems to stand serenely still, or shop in town where you can’t help but run into cheerful, familiar faces and you’ll understand why native residents don’t budge and new-comers decide to settle down and stay permanently in Trousdale County.
- Tri-County Electric is the electric co-operative that serves all of Trousdale County. Their office is located at 330 Broadway, Hartsville.
- The Castalian Springs Utility District is a water utility that serves the western part of Trousdale County along the 231 corridor. The office is located at 1010 Hinton Road, Bethpage, TN 37022.
- The Hartsville/Trousdale County Water & Sewer Utility District serves the middle and eastern parts of Trousdale County, with the office located in the County's Administration Building at 328 Broadway, Hartsville.
Trousdale Medical Center (TMC), a 25-bed critical access hospital offers an extensive range of in-patient, outpatient and emergency services for adults and children. Critical access hospital simply means that the hospital is critical in providing healthcare to our community. From the 24-hour emergency room to the state-of-the-art laboratory, x-ray, CT Scan and rehabilitation services, the hospital delivers emergency and routine medical care by highly trained physicians, nurses and allied health professionals using the latest technology.
Phone, TV, & Internet Providers
For residents that live outside of Hartsville, trash and recyclables can be taken to the County's Convenience Center located at 250 Industrial Park Drive, Hartsville. For Hartsville residents, residential trash service is available. Please contact the Public Works Department at 615-374-9574 to sign up.
Cumberland River Access
The Cumberland River can be accessed via four access areas. The main access area, and the only one that has a ramp directly on the Cumberland River, is Taylor's Landing located at the end of Cemetery Lane. There are two access areas located on Second Creek. The Second Creek ramp is located on Oldham Road, and the second ramp is located next to the Pine Cove Campsites and Motel at the end of Boat Dock Lane. Finally, a small boat ramp is located on Lock Six Road.