Maury County was originally Indian lands and once was a part of Williamson County. It was created in 1807 and named aver Abram P. Maury. Maury was a politician, lawyer and state senator. The county covers over 600 square miles.
Within the county, you will find Columbia State Community College and six different cities including:
- Mt. Pleasant
- Santa Fe
- Spring Hill
Columbia is home to about 38,000 residents and provides the home for the annual Mule Days. This week-long festival attracts about 200,000 people every year. The city is also known for the historic town square and a green-way system. It was once the home for James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States.
Mt. Pleasant has its own claim to fame. This city is known most for the phosphate industry, which many wealthy citizens to the area in the late 1800s. The Maury Phosphate Museum is found here and provides plenty of historic Native American artifacts, antique farm implement, Civil War memorabilia and much more.
Spring Hill is another famous city, which is actually found in both Maury and Williamson County. It's a small rural area with about as many cows as people until the automakers started to come to the area in the early 1990s. The community has an arts center, which houses many special events and classes every year. The area is also home to many historic homes including the Rippavilla Plantation.
Along with these three popular cities, Maury County is home to the main campus of Columbia State Community College, which coverage over 200 acres in Columbia. It has an annual enrollment of over 10,000 students and campuses in many other areas near Nashville.
Overall, Maury County provides a good location for those looking to live near Nashville, but not in the city. It's found in the southern part of Mid-Tennessee and provides plenty of rural space throughout.
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