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 crucial 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 past, present and future.
Riverview Regional Medical Center (RRMC), a 63-bed, acute care facility, and Riverview Regional Medical Center South, a 25-bed critical access hospital campus, provide general medical and surgical care, 24-hour emergency services, skilled nursing, psychiatric services and geriatric care to residents of Smith and surrounding counties.
RRMC, accredited by The Joint Commission, has had a strong tradition of supporting its surrounding communities through the development and promotion and health awareness and by delivering high quality, cost-effective healthcare services.
A small county with a scenic setting and proud historic legacy, Carthage, Tenn., 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.
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.