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.
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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 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
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)
Land – 266 sq mi (690 km2)
Water – 0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.02%
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.