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Thompson's Station

Country Living

Thompson's Station is a quaint residential community 25 Miles South of Nashville, sandwiched in Williamson County between The City of Spring Hill and The City of Franklin. Located Right off of 840 I-65 is easily accessible from Thompson's Station. 


First settled between 1778 and 1812, Thompson's station was known as White House. In 1836 the area was named Littlebury after the postmaster general Littleberry Starks. In 1856 after a land donation from Dr. Elijah Thompson for the original village and train station, the site was renamed Thompson Station. In 1855 the development of the rail system turned the area into a shipping center; this continued until the 1940s when the highway system introduced the trucking industry in the United States. 


This picturesque community steeped in civil war history has stayed a quiet rural community. In 1990 the residents of Thompson's Station voted to incorporate and become The Town of Thompson's Station. A mayor and four aldermen govern this roughly 7,500 resident town; despite residential booms in the surrounding areas, it has maintained its quaint small-town feel. 


Thompson's Station is a community where residents build a life, not find nightlife. While restaurants and retail are a short drive away in Spring Hill and Franklin, there are currently only two restaurants in Thompson's Station: Circa Grill and Mojo's Tacos. Circa Grill is a local farm-to-table southern restaurant that serves locals brunch, dinner, and happy hour. Located in the Tollgate Village community, Mojo's Tacos is a local gourmet, casual, and family-friendly taco eatery.


While Thompson's Station has very few restaurants, they have a fantastic local coffee shop, 1819 coffee. Inside the conservatory of Homestead Manor is 1819 Coffee; a local coffee shop whose name pays homage to the year the Manor's construction was complete as well as Matthew 18:19


"Take this most seriously: A yes on earth is yes in heaven; a no on earth is no in heaven. What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there."- Matthew 18:19



This serene coffee shop in an idyllic location and Homestead Manor has a mission to reduce anxiety, depression, and suicide rates in the community. Zimbabwe addressed depression and anxiety by building friendship benches across the nation and training elders to listen; as a result, Zimbabwe saw significant reductions in depression and suicide. Inspired by this, the owners at Homestead Manor are on a mission to include businesses within the Manor that can function as friendship benches, allowing the community spaces for connection, friendship, and healing. When stepping into the Manner with a delicious cup of coffee from 1819 Coffee, one cannot help but look at the local artwork and feel an instant connection to the community. 


Homestead Manner is not just an event space, coffee shop, gallery, and community bridge; Homestead Manner is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Built by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Giddens in 1819, the 6,000 square foot Homestead Manor and 46-acre property were part of the Civil War Battle At Thompson's Station; during this time, the property was ground zero for 6,000 soldiers. When Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest led his Calvery across Thompson's Station, Alice Thompson hid the women of Thompson's Station in the Basement of the Manner. Roderick, Forrest's famous horse, was shot from beneath him during the battle not far from the Manor. The Homestead Manor is open to the public to walk the grounds, picnic, or visit. 


Recently, Homestead Manor remodeled their barn into a breathtaking event venue. From May- to October, the barn and grounds host the Thompson's Station Farmers Market Tuesdays from 4-7 in May through October. Visitors can buy locally made and locally grown goods directly from the producers. Bear Creek Farms, a sustainable cattle and hog farm in Thompson's Station, also open their doors Wednesdays from 2-5 PM to sell local farm-raised meat to the public. 


While Thompson's Station does not have very much commercial space for dining, retail, or other businesses; Thompson's Station is exceptionally close to Franklin, Cool Springs, and Spring Hill, which all have ample retail and commercial space; shopping, dining, entertainment, and office spaces are just a short drive away. 


Green space is a way of life in Thompson's Station. Thompson's Station is home to Sarah Benson Park, Preservation Park, Heritage Park, Nutro Dog Park, and the Community Gardens. Miles of jogging paths connect Sarah Benson Park to Heritage Park. Located within Sarah Benson Park is the Nutro Dog Park, which offers a separate area for large dogs and small dogs. In addition to being a rural community, The Town Of Thompson's Station is an equestrian haven. Second Wind Farms, Creek Rise Farms, and Iron Hoof Stables offer trail riding, lessons, and boarding to local equestrians and hobbyists. 


As part of Williamson County, Thompson's Station students attend Williamson County Schools. According to Great, all the public schools in Williamson County rank well above average. 


According to, the median home price in Thompson's Station is $739,000. Many of the homes in Thompson's Station are newer builds or new builds. Many of the homes in Thompson's Station are in planned communities that offer a variety of amenities, including community centers, pools, fitness facilities, trails, and more. Some of the more popular neighborhoods in Thompson's Station are Canterbury, Tollgate Village, Bridgemore Village, and Whistle Stop Farms. 


If you desire a quiet rural community with an easy commute to Nashville, Franklin, Cool Springs, or Murfreesboro, Thompson's Station could be just the place. Contact Erin Gillespie today for help finding your perfect Thompson's Station home or your perfect Music City Nest.

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