Welcome to Cannon County!

Nestled in the beautiful foothills of Middle Tennessee, Cannon County was first established on January 31, 1836, when the state legislature took portions of Rutherford, Smith, and Warren Counties to create the new county of Cannon, named in honor of Whig Governor Newton Cannon. The city of Woodbury, where the Cannon Inn is located, has always served as its primary town and has a population of 14,216 (2017). It may be a small town but it is also home to many unique local businesses, antique shops, theatre and arts venues and scenery that will have you reaching for your camera.

Featured Local Businesses

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Arts Center of Cannon County

Do you like live theatre or local crafts?This award-winning performance theater and local arts collective attracts over 40,000 visitors annually for live theatre, concerts, art exhibits, arts education, and more.

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Higgins Moonlite Drive-In

A staple in the Cannon County community, Higgins Moonlite Drive-In offers a family-friendly movie experience from the old days.

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Short Mountain Distillery and Restaurant

Located just 20 minutes from Woodbury, Short Mountain has a long history in the production of some of the finest moonshine and Tennessee Spirits in the country. This award-winning distillery sits on a 400-acre farm and crafts authentic Tennessee moonshine, organic Tennessee whiskey, bourbon whiskey and many others.

Outdoor Recreation

Tennessee is home to more than 325 scenic waterfalls, many of which have walking trails - and most are only a short drive away from Woodbury. Here are some of our favorites.

Music & Nightlife

Make a day trip to Nashville to get lost in the sights and sounds in the home of country music. Be sure and ask about local music and theatre attractions closer to Woodbury too!

History & Culture

If you are more inclined to visit remote towns, find a craft fair or two, or learn more about the history of Tennessee, Woodbury and the surrounding areas are a perfect fit.