History of Trenton, TN

The City of Trenton, which is the county seat of Gibson County, was incorporated on December14, 1847.  The present courthouse was completed in 1901 and was listed on the National Register in 1976.  Trenton is the location of the world’s largest collection of Porcelain Veilleuse-Theiere (night – light teapots).  This unusual collection was assembled by Doctor Frederick C. Freed, a native of Trenton.  The collection is housed in the Trenton City Hall and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The teapots provide a theme around which Trenton organizes its week long Trenton Teapot Festival, which is held annually beginning the last weekend of April and lasts through the first week in May.  Trenton is blessed with a tremendous school district that excels in academics, sports, and extra-curricular activities and provides our children with a safe place to learn.  All schools are accredited by the Southern Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.  Economically Trenton is a blend of agriculture and industry.  Trenton features three industrial sites encompassing over 133 acres for existing and prospective industry.  The citizens of Trenton believe they have the best of all worlds.  It is a community where families can grow, prosper, and worship together while taking pride in the community’s education, recreation, and industry.

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