1780 – Edward Swanson begins a log cabin on land near present day Thompson’s Station granted to him for his Revolutionary War service. Native Americans became too hostile and Swanson retreated to the fort at Nashboro settlement.
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1878 – A map of Thompson’s Station reflected several businesses, including several farmers and stock dealers, dry goods stores, a spring operator, and drug store among them.
1886 – A new train station is built to replace the one damaged in 1863.
1900 – At the turn of the century it still was common to see horse-drawn peddlers’ wagons driving through town offering a variety of notions and food items for sale.
1920 – A new school is built in town after the previous one was destroyed by a fire two years earlier.
1940 – During the 1940s, the Thompson’s Station railroad depot saw the height of its activity as chemical companies came to two with heavy machinery to mine the area’s phosphate rich dirt and ship it to plants elsewhere for processing.
1952 – Construction of highways and the growth of the trucking transportation industry led to a downturn in rail traffic and the Thompson’s Station train depot is dismantled.
1963 – The Centennial Commemoration of the Battle of Thompson’s Station is presented in March under the auspices of the Williamson County Civil War Centennial Commission. The event featured a reading of “The General’s Mount,” a poem about Roderick written two years earlier Jack Knox of the Nashville Banner.
1990 – A referendum vote is held on August 2 to determine if residents wish to incorporate Thompson’s Station. The vote is overwhelmingly favorable and, on August 15, the community officially becomes The Town of Thompson’s Station.
1991 – An election is held in November and David Lee Coleman is chosen as the first mayor of Thompson’s Station.
1992 – A Thompson’s Station Festival Day is staged on May 14 to help raise funds for construction of a replica of the town’s previous train depot.
1995 – Mayor Coleman resigns to accept an appointment as budget director for Williamson County. Cherry Jackson is appointed as Thompson’s Station’s second mayor and then is elected to the post in November.
2006 – Leon Heron is elected mayor of Thompson’s Station.
2008 – A monument is dedicated on March 5 to famed Civil War horse Roderick at Roderick Place on the 145th anniversary of the Battle of Thompson’s Station.
The first annual Taste of Thompson’s Station Festival is held.
2009 – The inaugural Roderick Award of Courage is presented at the monument site to 1-year-old Maddie Adams, who performed the Heimlich Maneuver on her choking grandmother and saved her life.
2010 – Corey Napier is elected mayor of Thompson’s Station.