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.
$28M PROJECT WILL ALLEVIATE DOWNTOWN TRAFFIC The city accepted a bid for $27,440,488 by Jones Brothers Inc. of Mt. Juliet to connect the northern and eastern areas of Gallatin by extending Hatten Track Road to State Route 109. The project is expected to divert approximately 12 percent from Downtown Gallatin to the new road, according to a news release.
These days, Staten helps organize the annual Martin Luther King Day Unity March, where the city can come together to honor King. And the Friday after the holiday, he'll sit wherever he chooses to watch "Selma" at The Palace Theater. "I just think it's a testament to how far we have come as a city and a society when we honor all elements and contributions," he said.
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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Surrounded by his wife, family, friends, members of his congregation at the Gallatin Church of Christ and even his "Dairy Queen coffee drinkers," longtime Gallatin City Councilman Ed Mayberry said his goodbyes Tuesday, Jan. 15 at a special reception held before his last council meeting.