When Cheatham County was formed in 1856, Ashland City was formed to serve as the county seat. The new city contained just 50 acres of land and a temporary courthouse. The city’s original 50 acres is now the courthouse square, and the makeshift courthouse was replaced in 1869 with the one that still stands today.
Ashland City is situated along the Cumberland River, about 20 miles northwest of Nashville. While largely suburban, the city is home to the manufacturing company A.O. Smith, as well as the Cheatham County Industrial Park.
Rent an Ashland City apartment and you’ll enjoy a quiet community with easy access to the nightlife, shops, theaters, music, and restaurants in nearby Nashville. Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, residents can enjoy over 337 acres of parks, trails, and recreation areas. Events and activities include the Cumberland River Challenge, an annual bike ride through the Cumberland River Basin, and Summerfest, an annual music festival that includes a carnival, food and game booths, arts and crafts, and fireworks.