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Cheatham County Courthouse in Ashland City
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
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|Founded||February 28, 1856|
|Named for||Edward Saunders Cheatham or Benjamin F. Cheatham|
|Largest town||Ashland City|
|• Total||307 sq mi (800 km2)|
|• Land||302 sq mi (780 km2)|
|• Water||4.6 sq mi (12 km2) 1.5%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||133/sq mi (51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
|Congressional districts||5th, 6th|
Cheatham County ( CHEE-təm) is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 39,105. Its county seat is Ashland City. Cheatham County is part of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located in Middle Tennessee.
Cheatham County was created by an Act of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1856, from lands formerly of Davidson, Dickson, Montgomery, and Robertson counties. Cheatham County was named for Edward Saunders Cheatham, a state legislator.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 307 square miles (800 km2), of which 302 square miles (780 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (1.5%) is water.
The county is bisected from northwest to southeast by the Cumberland River, with Ashland City located on its northern bank. The southern portion of the county is bisected from southeast to northwest by the Harpeth River, which meanders through generally hilly country, and along whose course are located the communities of Kingston Springs, largely to the north of Interstate 40, and Pegram, along State Highway 70. The western border of the central portion of the county is defined by the course of the Harpeth. The hills east of the Harpeth and south of the Cumberland are partly set aside by the state as the Cheatham State Wildlife Management Area. North of Ashland City the hills subside into more level highlands, where the community of Pleasant View is located just south of Interstate 24, which generally delineates the northern border of the county.
- Robertson County (northeast)
- Davidson County (east)
- Williamson County (south)
- Dickson County (west)
- Montgomery County (northwest)
State protected areas
- Cheatham Wildlife Management Area
- Cheatham Lake Wildlife Management Area (part)
- Harpeth River State Park
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||815||1.98%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,839||4.48%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 41,072 people, 15,089 households, and 11,022 families residing in the county.
In Spanish: Condado de Cheatham para niños
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