is a section of Metropolitan Nashville
, Tennessee located in eastern Davidson County
, adjacent to, and named in honor of, The Hermitage
, home of Andrew Jackson
, seventh President of the United States
. Though the area is incorporated as part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, it maintains its own identity as a residential and commercial suburban area.
Hermitage is divided from Donelson by the Stones River
and its bottom lands, Clover Bottom. It has benefited greatly from the impoundment of the Stones by J. Percy Priest Dam, a nearby United States Army Corps of Engineers project, which provides a great deal of recreation opportunities, particularly in the summer months, and which has contributed greatly to the desirability and value of the area's real estate. Hermitage and Donelson are often thought of as something of a unit, and even have a joint Chamber of Commerce and Christmas parade.