Spring Hill Real Estate
The suburban boomtown of Middle Tennessee.
Located south of Nashville, Spring Hill is a beautiful suburb with a rich history, dating back to the Battle of Spring Hill during the Civil War. The city was established in 1809, but didn’t start growing rapidly until the last decade or so. Several industrial plants are located in Spring Hill and attract new residents by providing tons of jobs for the community. The area is currently booming with new construction and boasts a strong housing market.
Spring Hill is a great option for people who want suburban living at an affordable price. The city is in both Maury and Williamson counties, so many people also move there for the quality school options.
Location & Demographics
Spring Hill covers approximately 28.5 square miles and is located 35 miles south of Nashville, TN. The city is situated within two counties, Maury and Williamson, and is part of the greater Cumberland Region that includes Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties.
Spring Hill’s population grew to 29,036 in 2010, an increase of 276% between 2000 and 2010. The population now stands at 40,436 as of the 2018 Special Census. Likewise, Spring Hill is projected to grow by another 78% from 2010 to 2030. While growth presents great challenges for Spring Hill, it also generates new opportunities for economic expansion, community development, and quality of life improvements for current and future residents.
The Battle of Spring Hill – November 29, 1864
Spring Hill was the prelude to the Battle of Franklin. On the night of November 28, 1864, General John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee marched toward Spring Hill to get astride Major General John M. Schofield’s Union army’s life line. Cavalry skirmishing between Brigadier General James H. Wilson’s Union cavalry and Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Confederate troopers continued throughout the day as the Confederates advanced.
November 29, Hood’s infantry crossed Duck River and converged on Spring Hill. In the meantime, Major General Schofield reinforced the troops, holding the crossroads at Spring Hill. In late afternoon, the Federals repulsed a piecemeal Confederate infantry attack. During the night, the rest of Schofield’s command passed from Columbia through Spring Hill to Franklin. This was, perhaps, Hood’s best chance to isolate and defeat the Union army. The engagement has been described as “one of the most controversial non-fighting events of the entire war.”