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Meet the 3 Communities That Make Up Maury County, TN

Columbia, Spring Hill and Mount Pleasant each offer unique character.

By Livability on June 14, 2022

Maury County Courthouse in downtown Columbia
Maury County Courthouse in downtown Columbia / Nathan Lambrecht

Maury County, a fast-growing region along the southern rim of the booming Nashville, Tennessee, metro area, has three cities that each offer standout living options. Explore which community might be the right fit for you.



Maury County has a long history as an agricultural leader, and Columbia is known as “Mule Capital of the World,” dating to 1840 when mule breeders would converge on the town for what was then known as Breeders Day. The annual Mule Day celebration each April draws about 200,000 visitors.

The Duck River provides recreational opportunities to residents, and Columbia has excellent parks such as Ridley, Woodland, Riverwalk, Chickasaw Trace and Maury County Park.

The city houses the Columbia State Community College main campus, and the downtown public square hosts many events, including Columbia First Fridays and Columbia Cars and Coffee, which takes place on the third Saturday of every month.

Hardins Landing neighborhood in Spring Hill / Nathan Lambrecht

Spring Hill


Spring Hill is one of the fastest-growing cities in Tennessee, with a population of more than 50,000 residents compared to just over 29,000 in 2010.

The city, located in Maury and Williamson counties, is home to General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing assembly plant, the county’s largest employer. Ultium Cells LLC battery plant, a new joint venture between GM and LG Energy Solution, will help power all-electric vehicles like the Cadillac LYRIQ.

The Rippavilla Civil War-era mansion on U.S. Highway 31 is one of the most visited antebellum homes in the South.

Spring Hill recently added (and is currently expanding) the Southern Springs subdivision constructed by national retirement community builder Del Webb.

Main Street in Mount Pleasant / Nick Bumgardner

Mount Pleasant


Quaint and friendly, Mount Pleasant was once known as “Phosphate Capital of the World” for its phosphate mining from 1890 until the 1950s.

The city houses Maury County Regional Airport. For recreation, the city features a 23-acre Williams Spring Park and the nine-hole public Mt. Pleasant Country Club.

Manufacturing is the strongest economic sector, with companies continuing to set up shop in Cherry Glen Industrial Park along U.S. Highway 43.

In 2020, the city received Tennessee Main Street certification, which qualifies Mount Pleasant to receive multiple grants for the purpose of revitalizing the downtown district.

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