Situated in the geographical center of Shelby County, Bartlett is one of the fastest growing communities in the metro Memphis area. Originally known as Union Depot, Bartlett was chartered in 1866 and was renamed in honor of Gabrial Maston Bartlett. Settlers such as Nicholas Gotten, Samuel Bond, John Blackwell, and Gabrial Bartlett helped to lay the foundation for the city so many call home today. From its early farming days through the Civil War and yellow fever, Bartlett has continued to grow and prosper. Voted the best sports town in Tennessee by Sports Illustrated, Bartlett has seen tremendous growth in recent years, yet it has kept the warmth and feel of a small town.