Introduction to Portland, Tennessee
Portland, Tennessee, in Sumner county, is 32 miles NE of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is part of the Nashville metropolitan statistical area.
Portland was founded by the James Gwin family in 1792. The first school of the area was built in 1846. The city was originally known as Richland. The Louisville & Nashville railroad was the first to enter the area, when it built a train depot here in 1859. Thomas Buntin was the first postmaster of Richland. The city was renamed Portland on April 10, 1888. It was incorporated in April of 1904.
Portland and nearby Attractions
- Cold Springs Museum
- Kenny Perry's Country Creek Golf Course
- Trousdale Place
- Bledsoe Creek State Park
- Adventure Science Center
- Tennessee State Museum
Things To Do In Portland
While in Portland, one can visit Meadowbrook Park or Portland City Park. The Cold Springs Museum provides insight into the history of the area. The Adventure Science Center, the Tennessee State Museum, the National Corvette Museum, the Barren River Imaginative Museum of Science and the Kentucky Museum are all nearby as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at Kenny Perry's Country Creek Golf Course, while the Bledsoe Creek State Park offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation.
Nashville International is the nearest major airport.
Portland Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at Volunteer State Community College, Vanderbilt University and Western Kentucky University.