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Nestled in the majestic hills of Middle Tennessee, Carthage is a small, farming community on the North bank of the Cumberland River. Throughout the past two centuries, the Cumberland River has played a role in the development of commerce in Carthage and Smith County. Located only 50 miles East of Nashville, Carthage provides beautiful scenery, a wealth of commerce, and plenty of recreation opportunities. “Southern hospitality” is not just a phrase, but a reality in this progressive southern county. Carthage and Smith County offer the beauty and grace of an area rich in the past and future.
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Located in the heart of Carthage, Riverview Regional Medical Center is a 25-bed, critical access facility that provides medical services to the people of Smith County and surrounding areas. A healthcare leader in the community, the hospital offers a host of services including: general medical and surgical care, 24-hour emergency services, women’s services, skilled nursing, psychiatric services and geriatric care.
Riverview is fully accredited by The Joint Commission and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. We are proud to offer patients access to advanced technology including: a state-of-the-art laboratory, 16-slice CT and digital mammography.
To learn more, visit www.myriverviewmedical.com.
A small county with a scenic setting and proud historic legacy, Carthage is located within a comfortable drive from Nashville, Knoxville, or Chattanooga. The panoramic view of the Cumberland River and the beautiful and majestic hillsides from the historic Cordell Hull Bridge make a visit to this friendly community well worth the drive. In this small historic town, there is plenty to do including the annual Defeated Creek Bluegrass festival, The Fair on the River, and The Granville Heritage Day Festival. Smith County is known for its Second Empire-Style courthouse, built in 1879, along with its many antique shops, historic homes, and the beautiful Cordell Hull Lake, where residents and visitors can camp, boat, hike, fish, and swim.
Smith County is a paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. Boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, mountain biking, camping - whatever your outdoor passion, it’s all here. Smith County is just minutes away from the beautiful Center Hill Lake and nestled in the middle of Cordell Hull Lake.
The Defeated Creek Marina is located on the beautiful Cordell Hull Lake. Cordell Hull Lake is 64 miles long with over 300 miles of shoreline, offering all types of water sports activity. Defeated Creek Marina offers a laidback and relaxed atmosphere, with fantastic fishing, trails, and spectacular scenery. There is nothing "defeated" about this quaint, well-maintained, clean, and friendly area.