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About Brentwood

Brentwood Tennessee community information

The lovely suburban city of Brentwood was incorporated in 1969 and is located within Williamson County in the Middle region of Tennessee, 11 miles due south of Nashville.

Cool Springs is Tennessee’s most powerful and rapidly increasing commercial district. It features a 1050-acre of shiny new business facilities, shopping areas, eateries, and Cool Springs Galleria, the second largest mall in the state. The Cool Springs Development is situated in historical town of Franklin, featuring battlegrounds of the Civil War as well as wonderful antique shopping just minutes away.

Brentwood is acknowledged for its gently sloping hillsides and planned community standard of living. There are approximately sixty housing subdivisions featuring modern, older and historic residences within Brentwood’s area of almost 42 sq miles. Due to the area’s expansion in previous years, Brentwood has become one of the hottest, most sought after suburban locales for professionals and executives moving to Tennessee’s heartland Middle region.


The first pioneers came to the Brentwood region in the latter part of the 1700’s. A lot of the region was given to soldiers who fought during the Revolutionary War by the State of North Carolina. The Frost site, located on Old Smyrna Road, is stated to be the initial spot of commercial activity in the area. It was the site of the general store, the grain mill and the mail depot in the area. When the railroad and the highway arrived, the town center changed.

During the time of the Civil War, Brentwood blossomed and thrived and was considered to be one of the wealthiest towns in the state. The ground was abundant and the farms prospered, which was evident by the way the homes on the estates were built so majestically. Because of the war, many of these homes were utilized to supply food and medical care to injured soldiers, regardless of whether they were Confederate or Union. When the war ended, there weren’t many livestock or growing produce left. Many estates and farmsteads deteriorated, and the economy felt the aftereffect of the Civil War.

The city of Brentwood eventually recovered from the war and in the 1920s the region was revitalized and steadily a lot of the farming estates were purchased many of the plantation homes were bought and refurbished. With the formation of the interstate in the 1960s, Brentwood flourished and thrived and in the 1990s the area returned to its former glory of being one of the richest cities in the state.

Points of Interest

Cool Springs Historical House
Cool Springs Galleria
The Brentwood Country Club
Deerwood Arboretum and Nature Area
Famous Residents:
Nascar Driver, Casey Atwood
Trisha Yearwood
Kenny Chesney
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Dolly Parton
George Jones
Little Jimmy Dickens
Jack White
Alan Jackson
Peter Frampton
Niki Taylor