City By the Lake

Hendersonville, famously known as the “city by the lake,” draws that moniker due to its close proximity to Old Hickory Lake, which provides ample opportunity for fishing, boating, kayaking, and other water-related recreation. Many celebrities such as Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Roy Orbison, and Marty Stuart were so drawn to Old Hickory Lake that they settled into homes situated along the lake’s banks. In fact, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash called Hendersonville home for over 35 years and one can still see Johnny’s “House of Cash” located on Johnny Cash Parkway; Johnny and June are laid to rest in Hendersonville Memory Gardens, also located on Johnny Cash Parkway. Other famous residents included Conway Twitty and his “Twitty City” that is now operated by Trinity Music City, USA, and Taylor Swift. Hendersonville was founded in the late 1780s and a visit to Historic Rock Castle explores the history of the city. Hendersonville also has great parks and greenways to enjoy, an array of shopping and dining options at The Streets of Indian Lake, and many locally owned boutiques and restaurants that will make Hendersonville a must-see during your Tennessee vacation!

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