Berry Hill, Tennessee

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Berry Hill is a city in Davidson County, Tennessee, United States. According to the 2000 census, the city had a population of 674.



Much of the area of Berry Hill was originally owned by William Tyler Berry and his descendants. Berry died in 1889.

Residents of the area voted on whether to incorporate as a city on February 28, 1950. The vote was 138 to 135 favoring incorporation. Berry Hill became the first community in Davidson County to incorporate since Belle Meade incorporated in 1938. The population of Berry Hill at the time of incorporation numbered around 1,200. The city's first mayor was Ralph Rosa, who served for 22 years.[3]

In 1963, the governments of Davidson County and the City of Nashville merged to form a consolidated metropolitan government, thereby making Berry Hill part of Metropolitan Nashville.


Although Berry Hill is officially part of Metro Nashville, it retains its municipal status as a city. Metro Nashville basically acts as a county government for Berry Hill and provides the same services to the city as it provides for the rest of the county.[4] Berry Hill itself has a commission-manager form of government, which includes three commissioners and a city manager.[4] The city has its own police department and trash pickup services.[5]


Berry Hill is located at 36°7′9″N 86°46′12″W / 36.11917°N 86.77°W / 36.11917; -86.77 (36.1192, -86.7700).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


At the 2000 census[1], there were 674 people, 399 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 752.6 per square mile (289.1/km²). There were 442 housing units at an average density of 493.5/sq mi (189.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.41% White, 16.17% African American, 0.15% Native American, 2.37% Asian, 1.93% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.41% of the population.

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