Milan ('maɪ.lən) is the second largest city after Humboldt in Gibson County, Tennessee and the largest entirely within the county. It is home to the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum and several historical sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The city was the first in Tennessee to begin no-till farming and to fluoridate its drinking water. The Milan Endowment for Growth in Academics (MEGA) was the first private community financial endowment for public schools in Tennessee.
Pronounced like "My-lunn", the local story is that the source for the name comes from an event in the 1850s. A Louisville & Nashville railroad surveyor asked Beverly A. Williamson who owned the land. Williamson replied, "It's my land."
Residents of Milan are usually referred to as Milanites.
Geography and climate
Milan is approximately Northeast of Memphis and West of Nashville, at an elevation of above sea level.