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Encyclopedia > Dyer County, Tennessee

Dyer County is a county located in the westmost part of the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 37,279. Its county seat is Dyersburg6. Image File history File links Map_of_Tennessee_highlighting_Dyer_County. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Dyersburg is a city located in Dyer County, Tennessee. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,364 km² (526 mi²). 1,322 km² (510 mi²) of it is land and 41 km² (16 mi²) of it (3.04%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The county is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River, and it is drained by the Mississippi River. It is in the part of Tennessee called the "Mississippi bottomland". The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ... The Mississippi River, derived from the old Ojibwe word misi-ziibi meaning great river (gichi-ziibi big river at its headwaters), is the second-longest river in the United States; the longest is the Missouri River, which flows into the Mississippi. ...


Dyer County is bisected by US Rte-51, the older major highway connecting Memphis with Chicago from south to north. To the west, Dyer County is connected to Missouri by Interstate 155 over the Mississippi River, providing the only highway connection, other than those at Memphis, between Tennessee and the states to the west of "The Father of the Waters". Flag Seal Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City, M-Town Location Location in Shelby County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Tennessee Shelby County Mayor W. W. Herenton (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 294. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Interstate 155 (abbreviated I-155) is an east-west spur beginning in far southeast Missouri. ...


Adjacent Counties

Lake County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Obion County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Gibson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Crockett County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lauderdale County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Mississippi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Pemiscot County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 37,279 people, 14,751 households, and 10,458 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (73/mi²). There were 16,123 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (32/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.40% White, 12.86% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. 1.16% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 14,751 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.20% were married couples living together, 13.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.97. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $32,788, and the median income for a family was $39,848. Males had a median income of $31,182 versus $21,605 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,451. About 13.00% of families and 15.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.00% of those under age 18 and 17.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


On April 2, 2006 a severe weather system passed through Dyer County, producing tornadoes that killed 15 in the county and 23 in Tennessee.


Media

Radio Stations

  • WWKF-FM 99.3 "Today's Best Music with Ace & TJ in the Morning"
  • WENK-AM 1240 "The Greatest Hits of All Time"
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Cities and towns

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Topics

History | Tennesseans | Constitution | Governors | General Assembly | Supreme Court Dyersburg is a city located in Dyer County, Tennessee. ... Newbern is a town located in Dyer County, Tennessee. ... Trimble is a town located in Tennessee. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Tennessee. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville has been the sight of much of the States history. ... Roy Acuff James Agee Lamar Alexander William R. Anderson Chet Atkins DeFord Bailey Howard Baker Ida Wells-Barnett Kathy Bates Kate Batts (Supposedly The Bell Witch) John Bell Polly Bergen Arna W. Bontemps Pat Boone Richard H. Boyd Nathan Brandon Rod Brasfield Clarence Brown Charles Burson Joseph W. Byrns Guy... Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ... The Tennessee General Assembly is the formal name of the legislature of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... The Tennessee Supreme Court is the highest appellate court of the State of Tennessee. ...

Capital

Nashville Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 526. ...

Grand
Divisions

East Tennessee | Middle Tennessee | West Tennessee The Grand Divisions are geographic, cultural, and legally recognized regions each compromising a third of the State of Tennessee. ... East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...

Regions

Blue Ridge Mountains | Ridge-and-valley Appalachians | Cumberland Plateau | Highland Rim | Nashville Basin | Mississippi Delta This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Blue Ridge Mountains, Shining Rock Wilderness Area Appalachian Mountain system The Blue Ridge is a mountain chain in the eastern United States, part of the Appalachian Mountains, forming their eastern front from Georgia to Pennsylvania. ... The Ridge-and-valley Appalachians are a belt within the Appalachian Mountains extending from northern New Jersey westward into Pennsylvania and southward into Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... The Highland Rim is a geographic term for the area in Tennessee surrounding the Nashville Basin. ... The Nashville Basin is a geographic term used to describe the area surrounding Nashville, Tennessee. ... West Tennessee is one of the three traditional regions in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...

Major
cities

Chattanooga | Clarksville | Jackson | Knoxville | Memphis | Murfreesboro | Nashville | Tri-Cities (Bristol/Johnson City/Kingsport) List of cities in Tennessee, arranged in alphabetical order. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Roxy in Clarksvilles historic downtown section. ... Jackson is a city located in Madison County, Tennessee. ... Nickname: The Marble City, K-Town, Big Orange Country, Knox Vegas Location Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Bill Haslam (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 254. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The River City, The Bluff City, M-Town Location Location in Shelby County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Tennessee Shelby County Mayor W. W. Herenton (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 294. ... Downtown Murfreesboro, Tennessee Murfreesboro is a city in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. ... Nickname: Music City Location in Davidson County and the state of Tennessee Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee Counties Davidson County Founded: 1779 Incorporated: 1806 Mayor Bill Purcell (D) Area    - City 526. ... In Tennessee, the name Tri-Cities refers to the region surrounding the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol. ... Nickname: The Birthplace of Country Music Motto: A Good Place To Live Coordinates: Country United States State Tennessee County Sullivan Mayor Jim Messimer Area    - City 76. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Kingsport is a city located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. ...

Smaller
cities

Athens | Bartlett | Brentwood | Brownsville | Cleveland | Columbia | Cookeville | Crossville | Dickson | Dyersburg | Fayetteville | Franklin | Gallatin | Gatlinburg | Germantown | Greeneville | Harriman | Hendersonville | Kingston | La Follette | Lafayette | Lawrenceburg | Lebanon | Lewisburg | Manchester | McMinnville | Morristown | Mt. Juliet | Newport | Oak Ridge | Paris | Pulaski | Rogersville | Sevierville | Shelbyville | Smyrna | Spring Hill | Springfield | Tullahoma | Union City | Winchester List of cities in Tennessee, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Athens is a city located in McMinn County, Tennessee. ... Bartlett is a city located in Shelby County, Tennessee. ... Brentwood is a city in Williamson County, Tennessee, United States. ... Brownsville is a city in Haywood County, Tennessee, United States. ... Cleveland is a city in Bradley County, Tennessee, United States. ... Nickname: Cookevegas, Cookieville Location in Putnam County and the state of Tennessee. ... Crossville is a city in Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. ... Dickson is a city in Dickson County, Tennessee, United States. ... Dyersburg is a city located in Dyer County, Tennessee. ... Fayetteville is a city located in Lincoln County, Tennessee. ... Franklin is a city in Williamson County, Tennessee, USA. The population was 41,842 at the 2000 census. ... Gallatin is a city in Sumner County, Tennessee, United States. ... Gatlinburg is a city in Sevier County, Tennessee, with a total population of 3,828, as of the 2000 U.S. census. ... Germantown is a city located in Shelby County, Tennessee. ... Greeneville is a town located in Greene County, Tennessee. ... Harriman is a city located in Roane County, Tennessee. ... Hendersonville is a large town in Sumner County, Tennessee, on Old Hickory Lake. ... Kingston is a city located in Roane County, Tennessee. ... La Follette is a city located in Campbell County, Tennessee. ... Lafayette is a city located in Macon County, Tennessee. ... Lawrenceburg is a city in Lawrence County, Tennessee, United States. ... Lewisburg is a city in Marshall County, Tennessee, United States. ... Manchester is a city located in Coffee County, Tennessee. ... McMinnville is a city located in Warren County, Tennessee. ... Morristown is a city in Tennessee, United States. ... City nickname: The City Between The Lakes Location in the state of Tennessee County Wilson County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 42. ... Newport is a city in Cocke County, Tennessee, United States. ... Oak Ridge is a city in Anderson and Roane Counties in East Tennessee, about 25 miles northwest of Knoxville. ... The replica of the Eiffel tower in Paris, Tennessee. ... Pulaski is a city in Giles County, Tennessee, United States. ... Rogersville is a town located in Hawkins County, Tennessee. ... Sevierville is a city located in Sevier County, Tennessee, and is its county seat6. ... Shelbyville is a city located in Bedford County, Tennessee. ... Smyrna is a town located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. ... Spring Hill is a city located in Tennessee. ... Springfield is a city located in Robertson County, Tennessee. ... Tullahoma is a city located in Coffee County, Tennessee, in the south-central part of the state. ... Union City is a city located in Obion County, Tennessee. ... Winchester is a city located in Franklin County, Tennessee 6. ...

Counties

Anderson | Bedford | Benton | Bledsoe | Blount | Bradley | Campbell | Cannon | Carroll | Carter | Cheatham | Chester | Clairborne | Clay | Cocke | Coffee | Crockett | Cumberland | Davidson | Decatur | DeKalb | Dickson | Dyer | Fayette | Fentress | Franklin | Gibson | Giles | Grainger | Greene | Grundy | Hamblen | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardeman | Hardin | Hawkins | Haywood | Henderson | Henry | Hickman | Houston | Humphreys | Jackson | Jefferson | Johnson | Knox | Lake | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lewis | Lincoln | Loudon | Macon | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Maury | McMinn | McNairy | Meigs | Monroe | Montgomery | Moore | Morgan | Obion | Overton | Perry | Pickett | Polk | Putnam | Rhea | Roane | Robertson | Rutherford | Scott | Sequatchie | Sevier | Shelby | Smith | Stewart | Sullivan | Sumner | Tipton | Trousdale | Unicoi | Union | Van Buren | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Weakley | White | Williamson | Wilson List of Tennessee counties: Anderson County Bedford County Benton County Bledsoe County Blount County Bradley County Campbell County Cannon County Carroll County Carter County Cheatham County Chester County Clairborne County Clay County Cocke County Coffee County Crockett County Cumberland County Davidson County Decatur County DeKalb County Dickson County Dyer County... Anderson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Bedford County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Benton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Bledsoe County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Blount County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Bradley County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Campbell County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Cannon County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Carroll County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Cheatham County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Chester County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Shanes (born 1968) is a male Norwegian wikipedian living in Oslo. ... Clay County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Cocke County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Coffee County is a county located in south-central portion of the state of Tennessee. ... Crockett County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Davidson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Decatur County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... DeKalb County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Dickson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Fayette County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Fentress County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Gibson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Giles County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Grainger County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Greene County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Grundy County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hamblen County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hamilton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hancock County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hardeman County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Hawkins County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Haywood County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Henderson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Hickman County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Houston County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Humphreys County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Jackson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Johnson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Knox County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lake County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lauderdale County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lawrence County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lewis County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Lincoln County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Loudon County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Macon County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Madison County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Marion County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Marshall County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Maury County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... McMinn County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... McNairy County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Meigs County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Montgomery County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Moore County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Morgan County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Obion County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Overton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Perry County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Pickett County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Polk County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Putnam County is a county located in the state of Tennessee, USA. As of 2000, the population is 62,315. ... Rhea County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Roane County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Robertson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Rutherford County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Scott County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sequatchie County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sevier County (pronounced severe) is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and is named for John Sevier. ... Shelby County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Smith County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Stewart County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sullivan County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Sumner County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Tipton County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Trousdale County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Location in the state of Tennessee Formed 1875 Seat Erwin Area  - Total  - Water 483 km² (186 mi²) 1 km² (0 mi²) 0. ... Union County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Van Buren County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Warren County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Wayne County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Weakley County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... White County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Williamson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Wilson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ...


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Dyer County is a county located in the westmost part of the U.S. state of Tennessee.
The county is bounded on the west by the Mississippi River, and it is drained by the Mississippi River.
In the county, the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older.
History & Genealogy - County Records - Dyer County Genealogical Fact Sheet (390 words)
Dyer County was formed in 1823 from Indian lands.
Census on microfilm for Dyer County: 1830-1880, 1900-1930
Dyer County and Newbern, Tennessee : Being a History of 39 of the Earliest Families of this County (Ridens, 1979)
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