New Residents

Towns in Cannon County

There are antique and artisan stores in Cannon County that you simply MUST visit!

Driver’s License and License Tags

New residents or those returning to Tennessee and holding a driver license from another state must obtain a Tennessee driver license no later than thirty (30) days after establishing residency.  New residents will need to go to the County Clerk’s Office. (opens in a new window) New residents holding a valid learner’s permit from another state must meet separate requirements to obtain a Tennessee learner permit or driver license.

New Resident Documentation for new or returning Tennessee resident (opens in a new window)



Farmer harvesting onion and other produce from a garden

Get to Know us

Cannon County was established by the Tennessee state legislature on January 31, 1836. It was formed from portions of Rutherford, Smith, Wilson, and Warren counties[4][5] and was named for Governor Newton Cannon. This was part of the Middle Tennessee region, with mixed farming and livestock raising, including of thoroughbred horses.

Time zone: UTC−6 (Central) – Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)

Congressional district 6th

Demographics

Quick Facts Cannon County, TN (opens in a new window)

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 266 square miles (690 km2), of which 266 square miles (690 km2) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (0.02%) is water.

Population: Estimate (2020) – 14,847

Density – 52/sq mi (20/km2)

Area:

Land – 266 sq mi (690 km2)

Water – 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.02%





Surrounding area

Adjacent counties include DeKalb County (northeast), Warren County (east), Coffee County (south), Rutherford County (west), Wilson County (northwest)

State protected areas include Headwaters Wildlife Management Area and the Short Mountain State Natural Area.

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