An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Recognized as one of the top “power suburbs” in the United States, Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes. Economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life.
THREE RECEIVE STATE RECOGNITION FOR FIRE POSTERS Cecil Ward, Ava Craighead and Ben Williams were named winners of a state poster contest to promote fire safety. Also pictured is Assistant Commissioner of Division of Fire Prevention Gary Farley and Elizabeth Bednarcik, fire marshal with the Gallatin Fire Department.
Gallatin's Fire on the Watermusic festival will be the city's grand finale to summer's end this year — and already has plans to be better than last year. The fire performance, food and concert-mashup returns Aug. 3, just before students go back to school.
Over the last two centuries, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair. Time has caused headstones to snap, and monuments to fall. Some graves are covered in dirt, others have faded so much that they are unreadable. That's why on Friday, the City of Gallatin launched a fundraiser, hoping to raise $30,000 to start repairs on the 200-year-old cemetery..
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A local artist has started working on the first of two new building murals planned in downtown Gallatin highlighting community history. The initial mural, which focuses on transportation by train and trolley in the city, will be located on the side of Old Soul Tattoo Company on West Franklin Street. It is being hand-painted by Gallatin resident Bryan Deese, who is also the official mural artist of the Country Music Hall of Fame.