Old Hickory Lake
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
No. 5 Power Plant Road
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 822-4846 or 847-2395
The City of Hendersonville sits on the northern shore of Old Hickory Lake. Old Hickory Lake was formed when Old Hickory Lock and Dam were constructed across the Cumberland River in the 1950s. Construction started in January 1952 and was completed in June 1954. The lake filled and the project was completed in December 1957. The lake extends 97.3 miles upstream to Cordell Hull Lock and Dam near Carthage, Tennessee. The United States Army Corps of Engineers maintains the dam, lock and lake. Old Hickory Lake and the shore offers numerous recreational opportunities: hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, picnicking, water skiing, etc. The Corps of Engineers runs a visitors center. Hunting and fishing licenses may be obtained at any County Clerk's Office, most commercial marinas and many commercial establishments in the area. Inquiries concerning camping and other recreational use of the lake should be directed to the above address.
Historic Rock Castle
Phone: (615) 824-0502
Web Site: www.historicrockcastle.com
A magnificent seven-level hand-hewn limestone structure on Old Hickory Lake. The home was constructed circa 1790 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. History: Daniel Smith was a land surveyor who was hired by the State of North Carolina to survey land boundaries in Middle Tennessee. He received a land grant from the State of North Carolina as payment for his work. To claim the land, he brought his family to this site and began construction of Rock Castle. Tours: Tours (an admission is charged) begin at the Visitors Center and go through the house and grounds. Schedules: Days and hours vary by season. Please call the number above for current hours. Rock Castle is always closed on Mondays.
Trinity Music City, USA
One Music Village Blvd.
Hendersonville, TN 37075
Phone: (615) 826-9191
Trinity Music City, USA houses:
Television studios for WPGD channel 50.
Television studios for some Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) programs.
The Conway Twitty mansion, gardens and fountains.
A virtual reality theater.
A gift shop.
A bistro serving a light bill of fare in a peaceful setting.
For more information on tourism is Sumner County, please go to the Sumner County Convention and Visitors Bureau web site. www.sumnercountytourism.com
Historic Trousdale Place
Historic Trousdale Place is located at 183 West Main Street in Gallatin, Tennessee. Trousdale Place was home of former Tennessee Governor, attorney, and brigadier general in the U.S. Army, William Trousdale. Trousdale fought in four wars and was known as "The War Horse of Sumner County." He also served as U.S. Minister to Brazil from 1853 to 1856.
Trousdale Place was built in 1813 and is on the National
Register of Historic Places and is a non-profit organization.
The mansion is furnished in period antiques and is available to rent for weddings, teas, receptions, meetings, reunions, luncheons, political and family gatherings. Tour groups may be arranged by appointment only. Proceeds benefit the upkeep and ongoing maintenance of "Historic Trousdale Place".
For more information, please visit our web page at