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Municipal Building - 201 W. Grundy Street - Tullahoma, TN 37388
Mailing Address- P.O. Box 807 Tullahoma, TN 37388
Open Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except legal holidays
Phone: (931) 455-2648

"A Three-Star City"

"A Great Place to Call Home"

Welcome to the official website for the City of Tullahoma. We hope you will find helpful information on this site. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Looking 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 of life.

Rich 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 paradise.

Settled 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.

Its central 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.

Tullahoma 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.

While 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."

Tullahoma 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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County: Coffee  Sq. Miles: 435
Proximity: Nashville - 72 miles
Chattanooga - 69 miles


2000 Census
City 17,994
County 48,104
40-mile radius: 250,000

Tax Structure

Property Taxes
  Rate per $100 value

$2.49 ( in Coffee County)

$2.84 (in Franklin County)
Sales tax
State Sales tax 7%
Insurance Rating - 4
Zoning Regulations - Yes

Federal 41A
State 55 and 130
Interstate 24 - 11 miles NE

Nearest Airport: Tullahoma Regional/Northern Field - Runway Length 5001 ft.
Nearest Commercial Service: Nashville International Airport


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