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Cheatham County, Tennessee

100 Public Sq Suite 105
Ashland City, TN 37015
Phone: (615) 792-4316
Fax: (615) 792-2001

In west-central TN, northwest of Nashville; organized Feb 28, 1856 from Dickson, Montgomery, Davidson, and Robertson counties. Name Origin: Probably for Edwin S. Cheatham, speaker of the TN senate when county was formed. Others claim Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham (1820-86), an officer in the Mexican-American War and for the Confederacy; or Nathaniel Cheatham

Area (sq mi):: 307.13 (land 302.66; water 4.47) Population per square mile: 127.50
Population 2005: 38,603 State rank: 39 Population change: 2000-20005 7.50%; 1990-2000 32.30% Population 2000: 35,912 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.50%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 35.30
Income 2000: per capita $18,882; median household $45,836; Population below poverty level: 7.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,870-$26,888
Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 32.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 72.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Norman taught public school music and elementary education, first in Illinois and retiring in 2012 from East Cheatham Elementary School in Cheatham County, Tennessee.
Rob Freeman of Cheatham County, Tennessee, encountered the gargantuan rattler in his backyard, documenting it for all to see on Facebook on Wednesday.
Winter ticks, Dermacentor albipictus, were collected from hunter-killed deer in Cheatham County, Tennessee in October and November of 2005.
The purpose of this study was to determine whether winter ticks could harbor the Borrelia species that cause Lyme disease and STARI by testing nymphal and adult specimens collected from hunter-killed deer from Cheatham County, Tennessee.
The investigation was set up in an old field containing lithic material (Gossette Tract, Cheatham County, Tennessee).
The study site was established on a terrace above the Harpeth River in Cheatham County, Tennessee. This state-owned property is called the Gossette Tract and lies across the river from the state archaeological site Mound Bottom.