The year 1963 had a lasting impact on the areas of eastern Davidson county known as Donelson and Hermitage. Prior to their incorporation into the metropolitan government of Nashville, these sleepy farming communities had seen little change since their settlement by early pioneers. But the tide of suburbanization that marked postWorld War II America would soon make its mark on the fertile river valley near Nashville. In Donelson and Hermitage, Tennessee: A Suburban History, authors James Bruce Stanley and Scott Aiken chronicle the history of their hometown during the rapid development and growth from 1963 until the present. Researched over a ten-year period, Stanley and Aiken offer insightful commentary on the changes that have taken place in infrastructure, commerce, politics, and education, among others. With comprehensive listings of each business, church, and civic organization that has called Donelson and Hermitage home over the years, every current or former resident is sure to find much of interest. The book also features historical photographs that illustrate each chapter.