Cheatham County, Tennessee

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Cheatham County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 35,912. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 38,603 [1]. Its county seat is Ashland City[1].

Cheatham County is part of the Nashville-DavidsonMufreesboroFranklin Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 307 square miles (795.1 km2), of which 303 square miles (784.8 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10.4 km2) (1.46%) is water.

The county is bisected from northwest to southeast by the Cumberland River, with Ashland City located on its northern bank. The southern portion of the county is bisected from southeast to northwest by the Harpeth River, which meanders through generally hilly country, and along whose course are located the communities of Kingston Springs, largely to the north of Interstate 40, and Pegram, along State Highway 70. The western border of the central portion of the county is defined by the lower course of the Harpeth. The hills east of the Harpeth and south of the Cumberland are partly set aside by the state as the Cheatham State Wildlife Management Area. North of Ashland City the hills subside into more level highlands, where the community of Pleasant View is located just south of Interstate 24, which generally delineates the northern border of the county.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 35,912 people, 12,878 households, and 10,160 families residing in the county. The population density was 119 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 13,508 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.86% White, 1.48% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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