City of Shelbyville, Tennessee
county seat of Bedford County, Tennessee,
is located a little over
50 miles southeast of Nashville. According to the 2000 U.S.
census, Bedford County has 37,586 residents, and 16,105 of them
live in Shelbyville.
We are known as the Walking Horse Capital of the World, and the
Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse is crowned at our TWH
National Celebration annually. Shelbyville is known as The
Pencil City because of its historical importance to pencil
manufacturing, although today more “writing instruments” than
pencils are produced here.
Shelbyville has a favorable business climate, and is a center in
south central Tennessee for manufacturing (Calsonic Kansei,
Sanford Corporation, Bemis Custom Products, Cebal America,
Jostens, and many others), agri-business (Tyson Foods), and
We have a state-of-the-art recreation center and strong youth
sports programs. We are proud to be the home of the Golden
Eaglettes, a nationally recognized girl’s high school
basketball program that has won 12 state championships
and been named the #1 team in the nation twice, and