Introduction to White House, Tennessee
White House, Tennessee, in Robertson county, is 22 miles N of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is part of the Nashville metropolitan statistical area. About 7,220 people live in White House.
White House History
Richard Stone Wilks, a settler from Virginia, purchased the area now known as White House in 1828. From 1838 to 1858, the Thomas and Hough Stage Coach Company carried passengers and traveled through the L&N Turnpike. One of the stops for food and lodging was a two-story building painted white. This stop was named White House, after which the city was named. White House was incorporated as a city in 1971.
White House and nearby Attractions
- White House Inn Museum
- White House City Park
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Grand Ole Opry House
Things To Do In White House
The Grand Ole Opry House, which features famous country music stars and shows, is accessible from White House. The First Baptist Church of White House, the White House Church of Christ and Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church are some of the local churches. Parks like the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and White House City Park are other notable places near White House.
White House Transportation
Nashville International Airport is nearby.
White House Higher Education
Higher education institutions close to the city include Volunteer State Community College, Vanderbilt University, Belmont University and Tennessee State University.