Dickson County is located in the north central portion of the state of Tennessee, and is a part of the eight-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area. There are 490 square miles within the county boundaries.
Dickson County is home to Tennessee’s oldest courthouse built in 1835. This is the 2nd courthouse as the first was destroyed in the Tornado of 1833, destroying all but one building on the square.
October 25, 1803 the Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill creating Dickson County, the 25th of Tennessee’s 95 counties. It was formed from parts of Montgomery and Robertson counties, and was named for William Dickson, a Nashville physician then serving in the United States Congress.
Per 2010 census:
Median household income: $30,879