Shelbyville, the county seat of Bedford County, Tennessee,
is located a little over 50 miles southeast
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 runner-up once.
The Shelbyville Fire Department is accepting donations
for the victims of Hurricane Florence. Donations can be brought
to Fire Hall #1 at 111 Lane Parkway. We will be accepting:
Non-perishable Foods, Diapers, Toiletries, Cleaning Supplies,
First Aid Supplies and Blankets.