Introduction to Smyrna, Tennessee
Smyrna, Tennessee, in Rutherford county, is 11 miles NW of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (and 19 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee. The town is considered part of the Nashville metropolitan area. Smyrna has a population of 25,569.
Smyrna was settled in the early 19th century and originally developed as an agricultural community. It was incorporated in 1869. Smyrna lost its charter and was incorporated again in 1915. An air base was established in Smyrna in 1941. The base was later closed, but it did not stop the growth of local industries. The population of the town tripled from 1970 to 1980.
Smyrna and nearby Attractions
- Smyrna Square Shopping Center
- Smyrna Recreation Park
- Smyrna Golf Course
- Stones River National Battlefield
Things To Do In Smyrna
Shopping can be enjoyed at the Smyrna Square Shopping Center and the Country Village Shopping Center. The Smyrna Recreation Park, the Jefferson Springs Recreation Area and the Gregory Mill Dam Park are all in the area as well. A visit to the Stones River National Battlefield may prove interesting to those interested in the area’s history. Local celebrations include Heritage Days and the Tennessee Heritage BBQ Festival.
Nashville International Airport offers air transportation facilities.
Smyrna Higher Education
Middle Tennessee State University, David Lipscomb University, Volunteer State Community College, Belmont University and Vanderbilt University provide facilities for higher education.