It may not be the same as Cooperstown, but Coopertown, Tennessee provides plenty of things to discover. The town is known as a bedroom community of Nashville and Clarksville and was incorporated in 1996. Residents enjoy no property taxes and a middle school that has been nationally honored.
Coopertown used to be a huge producer of the barrels used for Robertson County whiskey, but that ended in the 1880s. It’s named after the coopers that used to make the barrels, which were used at the Nelson's Distillery in Greenbrier.
The city was named as a speed-trap because the speed limit goes from 45 to 35 rather fast and many drivers have been ticketed going through the city.
Coopertown is found in Robertson County, which was established in 1796. The city only incorporated because of threats of a landfill being placed within the area. The county was names after James Robertson, which was one of the founders of Nashville. It covers over 470 square miles of land.
Many other cities are found in Robertson County near Coopertown including:
- Springfield - The County seat and found on the National Register of Historic Places list.
- Greenbrier - A fast-growing area with growth of about 30% since 2000.
- Cross Plains
- White House
- Cedar Hill
All of these cities are found within the county and provide a unique type of place to live and enjoy.
Coopertown has many things going on throughout the year including the Annual Coopertown Barrel Festival, the Annual Barrel Fest 5 Miler and more. It's a charming bedroom community not far from both Clarksville and Nashville. If you prefer to live outside the city and you don't want to deal with property taxes, this may be the place for you.
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