History of the city of Spring Hill, Tennessee

History

Spring Hill is a city in Maury and Williamson counties, Tennessee, located approximately 30 miles (48 km) south of Nashville. Spring Hill’s population as of 2020 was 50,005 Spring Hill is recognized as the 4th fastest growing city in Tennessee by the U.S. Census Bureau and is included in the Nashville metropolitan fnd is part of the greater Cumberland Region that includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties. Area total – 26.83 sq mi (69.50 km2).

For a long time settlers coming with land grants for western expansion valued the beauty and fertility of the rolling hills and natural springs of Spring Hill. The soil, rich with the decay of prehistoric vegetation, was a natural attraction to wildlife and Native Americans. Soon, the community was complete with churches, schools, doctors, lawyers, blacksmiths, and merchants.

Spring Hill, with the advent of the railroad, was an early link to Nashville and its cultural institutions.

After the war, even though almost destroyed by tornadoes and fire, the town grew. Spring Hill was known nationally for the breeding of livestock, its rich pastures, agriculture and for its dedication to quality education.

Industry Growth

Spring Hill was the site of the Saturn Corporation production facility, which operated from 1990 to 2007. The Saturn S-Series, Saturn ION, and Saturn VUE were produced there. In 2007, General Motors Corporation (GM), the parent company of Saturn, shut down the facility to retool it for production of other GM vehicles and renamed it Spring Hill Manufacturing. The plant reopened in February 2008 and became the assembly point for the new Chevrolet Traverse.

The vehicle assembly part of the Spring Hill plant was idled in late 2009 when production of the Traverse was moved to Lansing, Michigan, while production of power trains and metal stamping continued.

In April of 2021 General Motors and South Korean joint-venture partner LG Energy Solution said they will build a second U.S. battery cell manufacturing plant, revealing plans for a $2.3 billion factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Spring Hill has gone through rapid development and growth in recent years, causing General Motors to reopen their auto plant and begin hiring locally again, which will hire 1,000 new people. In addition, companies such as Ryder and Goodwill have announced new facilities in the Spring Hill area.

Education

The city is served by both Maury County Public Schools and the Williamson County School District.

Schools in Maury County:

  • Columbia Academy (Private)
  • Battle Creek Elementary School
  • Battle Creek Middle School
  • Marvin Wright Elementary School
  • Spring Hill Elementary School
  • Spring Hill High School
  • Spring Hill Middle School
  • Zion Christian Academy (Private)

Schools in Williamson County:

  • Allendale Elementary
  • Bethesda Elementary
  • Chapmans Retreat Elementary
  • Heritage Elementary
  • Heritage Middle
  • Longview Elementary
  • Spring Hill Academy (Private)
  • Spring Station Middle
  • Summit High

Attraction in Spring Hill

Surrounded by revamped historic farms and old plantations, Spring Hill is a fantastic blend of the new and old.

  • Rippavilla
    In 1996, this 10,000-square-foot Greek Revival house earned a spot on the US National Register of Historic Places.
  • The Crossings of Spring Hill
    Home to over 90 shops, this retail complex boasts a wide array of choices for shopping, dining and entertainment.
  • Spring Hill Antique Mall
  • Salted Peace
    Voted in 2020 as the finest spa in Maury County, this facility offers visitors soothing and therapeutic treatments.
  • AMC Spring Hill 12
    Opened originally in 2015, this 2,500-seat theater wows spectators with its 3D screens and massive auditorium.
  • Spring Hill Self-Guided Battlefield Driving Tour
    Open to the public for free, this interpretive trail helps you understand a controversial Civil War event in 1864.
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