Founded in 1802, the City of Gallatin has always valued its heritage, and its most recognizable and noteworthy asset historically is the Downtown Public Square, located on Main Street. The Gallatin Commercial Historic District, which includes the Public Square, the Sumner County Courthouse, and properties along Water, Main College, and Franklin Streets, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. In 1991, the City Council approved local historic zoning, and Gallatin became a Certified Local Government.
Historic Districts are established to preserve and protect certain areas of the community with unique architectural building styles representative of the cultural heritage of the City which promotes the health, safety and general welfare of cities and retains and adds value to public and private property.
Local Historic Districts (H-1)
East Main Street Historic District
The East Main Street Historic District was first designated as a local historic district in 1993. This district is located along the East Main Street corridor between East Eastland Street and Sherry Circle. To construct buildings in the district requires an application and review by the Historic Commission for approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness if required.
The Woodson Terrace Historic District was first designated as a local historic district in 1996. This district was constructed in the late 19th century to the mid-20th century and includes primarily single-family dwellings. To construct buildings in the district requires an application and review by the Historic Commission for approval of a Certificate of Appropriateness if required.