Shelbyville, 50 miles southeast of Nashville, is notably the Walking Horse Capital of the World. Each year, the Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse is crowned at their TWH National Celebration.
Shelbyville has a favorable business climate as home to Tyson Foods and Calsonic Kansei. Also known as The Pencil City, Shelbyville has historical importance to pencil manufacturing, although today it manufactures more “writing instruments” than pencils.
Residents take pride in its state-of-the-art recreation
center and strong youth sports programs. They are home of the Golden Eaglettes,
a nationally recognized girl’s high school basketball program that has won 12
state championships and has twice been named the #1 team in the nation.