Introduction to Dickson, Tennessee
Dickson, Tennessee, in Dickson county, is 31 miles S of Clarksville, Tennessee and 34 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is conveniently located inside the Nashville metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,244 people in Dickson.
Dickson was named after Congressman Dr. William Dickson. The city was formerly known as Mile Post 42. It was renamed Sneedsville as the community grew in the subsequent years. Now known as Dickson, the city is the largest city in Dickinson County.
Dickson and nearby Attractions
- Montgomery Bell State Park
- Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art
- Museum of Tobacco Art and History
- Waverly Train Explosion Memorial Museum
- Percy Warner Park
Things To Do In Dickson
Dickson offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, including the Montgomery Bell State Park and the Broadway Drive-in Theater. Local annual celebrations include the Dickson County Fair.
Nashville International is the nearest major airport.
Dickson Higher Education
The Tennessee Technology Center at Dickson is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University and Nashville State Technical Institute.