Robertson County, Tennessee facts for kids
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|County of Robertson|
Robertson County courthouse in Springfield
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
|Founded||April 9, 1796|
|Named for||James Robertson|
|• Total||476 sq mi (1,230 km2)|
|• Land||476 sq mi (1,230 km2)|
|• Water||0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2) 0.04%%|
|• Density||145/sq mi (56/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Robertson County is a county located on the central northern border of Tennessee in the United States. As of the 2020 United States Census, the population was 72,803 people. Its county seat is Springfield. The county was named for James Robertson, an explorer, founder of Nashville, and a state senator, who was often called the "Father of Middle Tennessee". Robertson County is a component of the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2002 Howard Bradley became the mayor of Robertson County. Bradley was re-elected and served as Mayor until 2018, when he was succeeded by Billy Vogle, the current incumbent.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 476 square miles (1,230 km2), of which 476 square miles (1,230 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.04%) is water.
- Logan County, Kentucky (north)
- Simpson County, Kentucky (northeast)
- Sumner County (east)
- Davidson County (south)
- Cheatham County (southwest)
- Montgomery County (west)
- Todd County, Kentucky (northwest)
State protected areas
- Cedar Hill Swamp Wildlife Management Area
- Port Royal State Park (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||5,091||6.99%|
|Hispanic or Latino||6,878||9.45%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 72,803 people, 26,577 households, and 20,378 families residing in the county.
- Cedar Hill
- Cross Plains
- Millersville (mostly in Sumner County)
- Portland (partly in Sumner County)
- Ridgetop (partly in Davidson County)
- Springfield (county seat)
- White House (mostly in Sumner County)
Interstate 65 runs along the eastern border of the county for about 20 miles (32 km), and Interstate 24 runs along the southwestern border of the county for about 10 miles (16 km). U.S. Routes 41 and 431 run through the county, intersecting and briefly forming a concurrency in Springfield. Major state routes include 25, 49, 52, 76, and 109. Secondary state routes in Robertson County include 161, 256, and 257.
In Spanish: Condado de Robertson (Tennessee) para niños
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