Gallatin


Gallatin
/gal"euh tin/, n.
1. Albert, 1761-1849, U.S. statesman: Secretary of the Treasury 1801-13.
2. a town in N Tennessee. 17,191.

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      city, seat of Sumner county, north-central Tennessee, U.S., near the Cumberland River, about 25 miles (40 km) northeast of Nashville. Founded in 1802, the city was named for Albert Gallatin (Gallatin, Albert), secretary of the treasury under two U.S. presidents, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. During the American Civil War a Union garrison there was captured (August 1862) by the Confederate general John Hunt Morgan (Morgan, John Hunt). Agriculture (livestock, corn [maize], and tobacco), printing, and the manufacture of furniture and aluminum doors and windows form the basis of the city's economy. Volunteer State Community College was founded in 1970. The Tennessee Valley Authority's Gallatin Fossil-Fuel Plant is 6 miles (10 km) southeast.

      Nearby Old Hickory Lake, impounded by a dam, provides opportunity for recreation, including Bledsoe Creek State Park. Other sites of interest include Cragfont (1802), a stone mansion built by the American Revolutionary War general James Winchester; Wynnewood (1828), a two-story, 142-foot- (43-metre-) long log structure; Trousdale Place (1813); and the Sumner County Museum, which contains exhibits on local history and culture. Inc. 1815. Pop. (1990) 18,794; (2000) 23,230.

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