About Sumner County, Tennessee

Sumner County was created in 1789, but was originally founded in 1786 while still a part of the State of North Carolina. Sumner County  was named for General Jethro Sumner, a Brigadier General during the American Revolutionary War. The county is made up of eight cities including Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Hendersonville, Millersville, Mitchellville, Portland, Westmoreland and White House. Gallatin is the county seat. Sumner County is 25 miles northeast of Nashville.

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As the previous weeks have shown, the COVID-19 virus has generated a worldwide challenge that we must face in order to protect ourselves, our families and our world. It has been our goal in Sumner County, to remain ready and prepared to battle this pandemic and the challenges it has presented.

I would like to begin by thanking all of our great citizens who are stepping up to help others during this unprecedented time. During these trying times it reassures me to see all of the acts of kindness and generosity towards those most affected by this pandemic. I am especially thankful to all of those who are taking the expert advice seriously and are limiting unnecessary contact with others. Please isolate yourself as much as possible and only buy what is needed.

Sumner County will continue running essential government functions. If your business can be done over the phone or online, please use those options.

THEREFORE, I, Anthony Holt, County Mayor of Sumner County, Tennessee do hereby find and proclaim that the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States constitutes an emergency in Sumner County, Tennessee, beginning March 20, 2020.

Pursuant to this declaration, I direct that this proclamation shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. By this declaration, I direct that any legal steps necessary be taken by our employees and staff to protect our county.

With all of us working together we will get through this pandemic. I ask for your continued support and prayers at this time. 

God Bless,
Anthony Holt
Sumner County Mayor