Trousdale County, Tennessee

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Trousdale County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 7,259. In area, it is the smallest county in Tennessee at 114 sq mi (296 km²). Its county seat is Hartsville[1], with which it shares a consolidated city-county government. The county is named for William Trousdale (1790–1872), Brigadier General in the Mexican War, Governor of Tennessee, 1849–1851, and U.S. Minister to Brazil, 1853-1857.

It is officially part of the Nashville-DavidsonMurfreesboroFranklin Metropolitan Statistical Area, although it is located just beyond the ring of "bedroom communities" in the Nashville metropolitan area. Farming and livestock-raising characterize this largely rural area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 117 square miles (302 km²), of which 114 square miles (296 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (2.06%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,259 people, 2,780 households, and 2,034 families residing in the county. The population density was 64 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 3,095 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.57% White, 11.35% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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