First settled in 1828 by Richard Stone Wilks from Virginia, later became known as White House due to a two-story house that Wilks built along the Louisville & Nashville Turnpike. The L&N Turnpike was heavily traveled by the Carter, Thomas, and Hough Stagecoach Company carrying travelers back and forth. The Wilks house became a popular stop for lodging, food, and changing out horses along the way. It was unusual for a house in an underdeveloped area to be painted white so this stop became known as White House. A replica of the original Wilks house was built in 1986 after the original was torn down in 1951. It houses the White House Inn Library & Museum and is in the center of town.
A short drive up I-65 and just north of Sumner County, is the 6th best city in Tennessee for young families. The median home value, combined with a high ranking for the public-school system, makes this small Nashville suburb a definite contender in Middle Tennessee. The city of White House is in Robertson County and has experienced a recent uptick in growth and is now being recognized and is receiving high marks for being a great small community. Located less than 40 minutes from Downtown Nashville and combined with very accessible housing, is placing White House on the radars of many new home buyers and those looking to get the most value in their next home purchase.