Cheatham County, Ashland City, Personal Injury Attorney

Cheatham County began at the end of the 1800’s. The county was formally established in 1856 by dividing portions of Davidson, Dickson, Robertson, and Montgomery counties. The county seat was named Ashland City and was established with 50 acres being procured from Mr. Lenox for a sum of $713.00. Ashland City now consists of 24 square miles. One of the first industries in Cheatham County was Sycamore Mills, a black powder manufacturer which was established before the Civil War. The Mill is now a historic site.Many manufacturers and businesses now operate in and around Ashland City. Ashland City is home to the largest manufacturer of water heaters – A.O. Smith and one of the most renowned boat builders – Triton Boats. Highway 12, which runs from Clarksville to Nashville, was originally established as the Hydes’s Ferry Turnpike. The turnpike was built in 1848 and tolls were charged to keep the road in good repair. What originated as a turnpike is now a four-lane highway form Ashland City to Nashville, making Ashland City more accessible to Nashville and other highways.  The old ferry which crossed the Cumberland River was replaced with the Montgomery Bell Bridge, and in 1997 construction began for a new bridge now called the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge.

The county is bisected from northwest to southeast by the Cumberland River, with Ashland City located on its northern bank. The southern portion of the county is bisected from southeast to northwest by the Harpeth River, which meanders through generally hilly country, and along whose course are located the communities of Kingston Springs, largely to the north of Interstate 40, and Pegram, along State Highway 70. The western border of the central portion of the county is defined by the lower course of the Harpeth. The hills east of the Harpeth and south of the Cumberland are partly set aside by the state as the Cheatham State Wildlife Management Area. North of Ashland City the hills subside into more level highlands, where the community of Pleasant View is located just south of Interstate 24, which generally delineates the northern border of the county.  As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 35,912 people, 12,878 households, and 10,160 families residing in the county. The population density was 119 people per square mile (46/km²). There were 13,508 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile (17/km²).

Our firm has handled personal injury victims in Cheatham County for many years.  Roland Mumford grew up in Pleasant View as a child when he visited his father and has fond memories of the county.  Our firm has represented numerous automobile accidents, slip and falls, workers compensation claims, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice actions in Cheatham County.  If you know anybody that has been in a car crash or suffered a personal injury in Cheatham County, please have them call our office.

From 2006 to 2010, Cheatham County ranked 41st out of the State’s 95 counties in the overall crash rate. For the fatal crash rate, the county’s rank was 51st and for injury crashes it was 72nd. In the separate category of motorcycle crashes, the rank was 66th.  Cheatham County had an alcohol-impaired fatality rate of 42nd and an alcohol-impaired crash rate of 23rd.  According to the State’s statistics, from 2006 to 2010, the crash rate for young drivers (age 15 to 24) in Cheatham County was 59th. For senior drivers (ages 65+), the crash rate was 55th.

A copy of the Tennessee Department of Safety’s crash statistics can be reviewed here.

Cheatham County is located within the 23rd Judicial District, which also include Dickson, Houston, Humphreys and Stewart counties. A copy of the Local Rules for the 23rd Judicial District can be found here. The trial courts in the 23rd Judicial District are presided over by:



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About Roland

Roland was born in Nashville, Tennessee and raised in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. The first few years he resided in Paris, France with his mother who was French. In Hendersonville, he attended Beech Senior High School where played soccer and studied in the honors curriculum. Subsequently, he pursued two majors in political science and economics while graduating in three years.

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