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Gallatin,city (1990 pop. 18,794), seat of Sumner co., N central Tenn., near Nashville; inc. 1815. It is a livestock and agricultural center that produces tobacco. Tennessee walking horses are bred, and manufactures include motor vehicle parts, tobacco goods, furniture, and boats. Nearby is Old Hickory Lake, a fishing and recreation area. The city is named for Albert GallatinGallatin, Albert
, 1761–1849, American financier and public official, b. Geneva, Switzerland. Left an orphan at nine, Gallatin was reared by his patrician relatives and had an excellent education.
..... Click the link for more information. , secretary of the treasury under Presidents Jefferson and Madison. Andrew JacksonJackson, Andrew,
1767–1845, 7th President of the United States (1829–37), b. Waxhaw settlement on the border of South Carolina and North Carolina (both states claim him). Early Career
A child of the backwoods, he was left an orphan at 14.
..... Click the link for more information. 's home, the Hermitage, is nearby.
Gallatin,river, c.120 mi (190 km) long, rising in the Gallatin Range in the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, NW Wyo., and flowing generally northwest to join the Madison and Jefferson rivers at the Three Forks of the Missouri, SW Mont. The river is used for irrigation.
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