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website for the City of Tullahoma. We hope you will find helpful information
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to locate a business, raise a family, or retire? Consider
making Tullahoma, Tennessee your home. Tullahoma residents
enjoy the uniqueness of a high-tech environment coupled with
friendly small-town character and a culturally rich heritage.
Tullahoma is especially attractive if you value progressive
city government, a quality school system, access to quality
healthcare, and safe, peaceful neighborhoods. A sophisticated
lifestyle complements the low cost of living, and recreational
opportunities in scenic surroundings abound, enhancing quality
in history, Tullahoma has long been known as a city that is
as unique as its name. Tullahoma is the only city in the world
bearing this name. An Indian word, "Tullahoma" is
believed by many to mean "a land of golden flowers,"
but probably is derived from the Choctaw words for "red"
and "rock." Indians first used the area around Tullahoma
as a hunting ground and it became a desirable tribal location
because of the presence of abundant springs flowing with pure
water. Nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee and
surrounded by lakes, wood, rivers and streams and a State
Natural Area, a mild climate and the beauty of four distinct
seasons make Tullahoma a hunting, fishing, boating and golfing
as a railroad labor camp during construction of the Nashville,
Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, Tullahoma celebrated its
150th anniversary on October 4, 2002, with the theme "Tullahoma
- a great place to return to." Since its charter in 1852,
it has been a popular health resort, a steadily growing industrial
center, and the World War II site of a large infantry training
center (Camp Forrest). The opening of Arnold Engineering Development
Center (AEDC) at Arnold Air Force Base in 1951 served as the
catalyst for numerous private business ventures and nurtured
Tullahoma's high-tech environment. AEDC houses the world's
largest aeronautical research center.
location just 11 miles from I-24 and at the crossroads of
Highway 55 and 41A, has fostered Tullahoma's growth into a
thriving regional, commercial, shopping and medical hub that
boasts a healthy business environment and is home to over
68 service and manufacturing industries.
boasts the world's only Space Institute, the area's only Fine
Arts Center, a performing arts center housing a regional history
museum, a unique Staggerwing/Beechcraft Aviation Museum, and
a children's Hands-on-Science Center. Civil war buffs can
learn more about the Tullahoma Campaign as Tullahoma is located
on Tennessee's Civil War Driving Trail in the Backroads Heritage
area. Home to George Dickel Distillery, Tullahoma is also
just down the road from the Walking Horse Capital of the World
and Jack Daniel's Distillery. Visitors can tour both distilleries
in one day or choose to stay overnight in our excellent hotels,
experience a "distillery a day" and hear the story
behind these famous and unique smooth Tennessee sippin' whiskeys.
enjoying rapid growth and progress, Tullahoma residents have
retained their welcoming Southern hospitality and relaxed
attitudes. Even though today the name Tullahoma is synonymous
with high-tech ingenuity, Tullahoma's scenic surroundings
are still reminiscent of that long-ago Indian hunting ground,
and Tullahoma remains "a great place to call home."
is a member of Tennessee Backroads Heritage, a designated
Tree City USA and a recipient of the State Governor's Three-Star
City Award. The achievements necessary to receive these designations
further attest to the quality of life in Tullahoma, making
the citizens of Tullahoma proud to call it "home."
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