Introduction to Shelbyville, Tennessee
Shelbyville was named in honor of Governor Isaac Shelby, a war hero. It is considered to be the Pencil City, as it is historically significant for its wood case pencil manufacturing. The "Big Storm" in 1830, an outbreak of Asiatic cholera in 1833 and a flood in 1902 all led to the significant decrease of Shelbyville’s population.
Shelbyville and nearby Attractions
- Big Springs Shopping Center
- Old Stone Fort State Park
- East Shelbyville Historic District
- Blackberry Ridge Golf Club
Things To Do In Shelbyville
One can enjoy shopping at the Big Springs Shopping Center. The Henry Horton State Park, the Old Stone Fort State Park and the East Shelbyville Historic District offer recreational opportunities. Local churches include the First Christian Church, the Shelbyville Mills Baptist Church and the Shelbyville First Church of the Nazarene. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Blackberry Ridge Golf Club. The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration is a popular event which takes place every August.
Flights are available from Nashville International Airport.
Shelbyville Higher Education
Residents can attend Motlow State Community College, Columbia State Community College, Middle Tennessee State University and David Lipscomb University.