Thompsons Station

Located approximately 25 miles south of Nashville, amid the rolling hills and pastoral countryside of Middle Tennessee, the inviting Town of Thompson’s Station is a great place to live.  Steeped in history, from its earliest settlers in 1780, to the stirring Battle of Thompson’s Station, and as a stop along Tennessee’s Great Train Trail, the town’s tranquil environment and convivial atmosphere is worlds apart from hectic urban lifestyles, yet near to all that world-renowned “Music City” and surrounding communities have to offer.  It is the location of two places listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places – the Jacob Critz House and the Thomas L. Critz House.

It’s known in local history books for being a famous Civil War battle location, the town’s 1,500 or so estimated residents come together each October to enjoy a pancake breakfast which raises money to help finance the small town’s growing infrastructure.


The first settlers arrived in what is now Thompson’s Station in the late 18th century. The community was originally known as “White House,” but changed its name to “Littlebury” in 1836.  After the arrival of the railroad in 1855,  Dr. Elijah Thompson donated land for a town and train station, and the community was thus renamed for him.

On March 5, 1863, during the Civil War, the Battle of Thomson Station was fought, with Confederate forces led by General Earl Van Dorn defeating Union forces under Colonel John Coburn.  The community voted to incorporate in August 1990.


Thompson’s Station is located approximately 25 miles south of Nashville, just south of Franklin, and just north of Spring Hill.

According to the United States Census Bureau,  the town has a total area of 14.7 square miles (38 km2), all land.


Historical population








Est. 2012



A special census was taken by the Town in June, 2008 and the new census of 1,723 residents was certified by the State of Tennessee on June 30, 2008. No demographic data was obtained in this census. Another special census was launched in November 2013.


Thompson’s Station Public Schools are part of Williamson County School System. The Williamson County School District has twenty-four elementary schools, nine middle schools, and nine high schools.

Schools located in Thompson’s Station include:

  • Independence High School and Summit High School for grades nine to twelve.
  • Heritage Elementary and Middle School for grades Kindergarten to eighth grade