Trenton is the county seat for Gibson County. The downtown area of the town features Court Square with the county court house as its prime architectural feature. The three red and blond brick court house built in 1899 features a clock tower and a hanging bell. The town itself was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 as the Trenton Historic District with 96 buildings and 520 acres - this collection of homes includes antebellum mansions, quaint cottages, and three tree lined streets. Most of the homes are privately owned, but the restored Freed House is owned and operated by the city. It is open for tours, luncheons and teas (with prior arrangements and by reservations only) --- it is also rented for special events (call the city hall for all Freed House inquiries).

Trenton is the home of "The World's Largest Collection of Veilleuse-Theieres," or night light teapots. These are not your standard teapot; the collection is classified as art. A spout in this collection might be a bobbin of yarn in the hand of a woman, an opening in a man's hat or in the hand of a goddess riding on the back of a leaping dolphin. The collection was donated to the city by former Trentonian, Dr. Frederick Freed. There are 525, no two identical. The teapot are housed in city hall and they may be viewed at any time. For a detailed tour and more information on the teapots, contact the city hall or visit the website at

The teapots are the basis of a week long festival the last week of April each year, with events such as teapot lighting, church services, arts and crafts, parade, fireworks and much more. For more information on this event, see the ACTIVITIES & EVENTS section.


Electric: Trenton Light and Water - 731.855.1561

Natural Gas: Gibson County Utility District - 731.855.1411

Water: Trenton Light and Water - 731.855.1561

Wastewater: Trenton Light and Water - 731.855.1561


The City of Trenton boasts a fine school system featuring Peabody High School, Trenton-Rosenwald Middle School and Trenton Elementary School. For information on all of these schools, see the EDUCATION section.

City Government

Trenton City Hall
309 South College Street Trenton, TN 38382
Phone: (731) 855-2013
Fax: (731) 855-1091
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Town Meetings:
Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 PM in the Conference Room of City Hall.

Ricky Jackson, Mayor
CeCe JonesAlderman
Michael “Bubba” AbbottAlderman
Billy WadeAlderman
Frank GibsonAlderman
Tony BurrissAlderman
Ricky GravesAlderman