Belle Meade, Tennessee
|Belle Meade, Tennessee|
The namesake of Belle Meade, Belle Meade Plantation
Location of Belle Meade in Davidson County, Tennessee.
|• Total||3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)|
|• Land||3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||561 ft (171 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||2,964|
|• Density||940/sq mi (360/km2)|
| • Summer (|
Belle Meade operates independently as a city, complete with its own regulations, a city hall, and police force, but it is also integrated with the Nashville government. Developed in part on the territory of the former Belle Meade plantations, residential areas are suburban with tree-lined streets and wooded areas. The median annual income of Belle Meade residents is $195,208, which exceeds the median annual income in the U.S.
The city's history dates back to 1807, when
The city of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2) takes its name from
His descendants founded the Belle Meade Country Club here in 1901.
Because of debt, the trustee of the Belle Meade Estate sold the mansion and 2,200 acres in May 1906 to
In 1906 he co-founded the Belle Meade Land Company with J.M. Overton,
Belle Meade was absorbed into the
The vast majority of the Belle Meade area is designated as