|About Mt. Juliet|
The latest incorporated town in Wilson County is Mt. Juliet. Located in the western Wilson County, Mt. Juliet was formed in 1835 and incorporated in 1973. There are two theories as to how Mt. Juliet got her name. Some historians believe she was named for "Aunt Julie" Gleaves who was the guardian angel of the area, always helping people and caring for the sick and needy. However, Julia Gleaves was only 18 when Mt Juliet was formed and did not live here until 1850. The more accepted story of how Mt Juliet received its name is from a castle in Kilkenny County, Ireland. There is speculation that someone from this area may have had an association or family heritage with that castle. Mt Juliet is, today, known by many as the Purple Martin Capitol of Tennessee.
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Mt. Juliet is a great place to call home, locate an industry or business, and enjoy a quiet, relaxing lifestyle. Our community delivers what many areas only promise: the charm of small town life amid scenic rolling hills and sparkling lakes, all in close proximity to major shopping and entertainment. We offer a diversified industrial base, a focused business community, quality education, and traditional family values. A complementary mix of historic and cosmopolitan allure, a low cost of living, unique and affordable residential areas, and abundant parks and waterways are only a few of the qualities that make this community attractive to both businesses and residents. Mt. Juliet, although very diverse and strongly influenced by its heritage and rich history, is deeply committed to the bright future that lies ahead.
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