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May spotlight: Cannon County

May 2, 2012

This month, Alive Hospice celebrates Cannon County. Known for its sense of community, scenic beauty and more, Cannon County is a community like no other. It's also one of the 12 Middle Tennessee counties served by Alive Hospice.

More than 13,800 people reside in Cannon County today.

What is now known as Cannon County dates back to 1836. It was named for Newton Cannon, a former Tennessee governor, U.S. congressman and War of 1812 soldier.

Within Cannon County are 2 towns: Woodbury and Auburntown. Woodbury originally appeared on the map as Danville. Auburntown was originally known as Poplar Stand, then Auburn and finally, Auburntown.                                                                                                

Woodbury is the county seat of Cannon County and dates back to 1838.

There are several Cannon County landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Cannon County Courthouse, built in the colonial revival style in 1935.

Cannon County has an active arts scene. The Arts Center of Cannon County offers several stage productions during the year.

Agriculture is a time-honored tradition in Cannon County. The average size of farms in Cannon County is 125 acres. Every Saturday morning, the Cannon County Farmers Market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, crafts, and jams and jellies.

Red Apple Days and Homecoming is an annual summer happening in Auburntown.

Craftsmanship is another fine Cannon County tradition. Each autumn, the White Oak Craft Fair in Woodbury puts local artisanry on display with original textiles, jewelry, woodcarving, metalwork, pottery, photography, chairs, baskets, ironwork, stained glass and more.

Interesting facts about Alive Hospice

Alive Hospice caregivers are available to provide home hospice care in Cannon County. Additionally, Alive Hospice provides care in hospitals and in assisted-living, independent-living and long-term care facilities. For more information about Alive Hospice's care and services, click here or call 800-327-1085.

Click here to read about a Cannon County husband and wife who received care from Alive Hospice.

Grief support services are available to residents of Cannon County. Click here to read about an Auburntown man's story and how Alive Grief Support Services helped after the death of his wife. For more information about our support services, call 615-963-4732 or click here.

Alive Hospice's Camp Forget-Me-Not is held each summer in nearby Murfreesboro. This camp is especially for grieving children ages 6-14, and Cannon County residents are encouraged to participate. This year's Camp Forget-Me-Not is coming up June 6-8. For more information about Camp Forget-Me-Not, click here or call 615-907-1677.

Alive Hospice has volunteer opportunities for people who want to make a difference in Cannon County. For more information about our volunteer opportunities, click here or call 800-327-1085.

Alive Hospice representatives are available to give in-services and make information visits at hospitals, doctors' offices and other health-care locations. To schedule a visit, call 800-327-1085.

Media contact: Jared Porter, 615-788-9525

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