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Encyclopedia > McNairy County, Tennessee

McNairy County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 24,653. Its county seat is Selmer6. A famous sheriff, Buford Pusser, served as sheriff from 1964 to 1970. Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of them use the term commonwealth) which have membership in the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty, in that an... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Selmer is a town located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... A young Buford Buford Pusser (December 12, 1937 - August 21, 1974) was the sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee (in West Tennessee) from 1964 to 1970. ... 1964 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,453 km² (561 mi²). 1,450 km² (560 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Parks and Recreation


Adamsville is a town in McNairy County. Big Hill Pond State Park is a state park in southwestern Tennessee Big Hill Pond State Park lies in the southwestern part of McNairy County and encompasses approximately 5,000 acres (20 km²) of magnificent timberland and hardwood bottom land. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 24,653 people, 9,980 households, and 7,135 families residing in the county. The population density is 17/km² (44/mi²). There are 11,219 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.22% White, 6.23% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 9,980 households out of which 29.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.50% are non-families. 25.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 2.89. Marriage is a relationship and bond, most commonly between a man and a woman, that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county, the population is spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $30,154, and the median income for a family is $36,045. Males have a median income of $30,028 versus $21,450 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,385. 15.90% of the population and 11.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.00% of those under the age of 18 and 20.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for an area may be defined as the total personal income in an area, divided by the number of people in that area. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns


Bethel Springs is a town located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Eastview is a town located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Finger is a city located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Guys is a town located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Michie is a town located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Ramer is a city located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Selmer is a town located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ... Stantonville is a town located in McNairy County, Tennessee. ...

State of Tennessee
Governors File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Other U.S. States Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen Official languages English Area 109,247 km² (36th)  - Land 106,846 km²  - Water 2,400 km² (2. ... 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. ...

Capital:

Nashville Downtown Nashville at dusk, viewed from the Gateway Bridge Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...

Regions:

East Tennessee | Middle Tennessee | West Tennessee | Blue Ridge Mountains | Ridge-and-valley Appalachians | Cumberland Plateau | Highland Rim | Nashville Basin 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. ... Blue Ridge Mountains (NPS) Most of the rocks that form the Blue Ridge Mountains, United States, are ancient granitic and metamorphosed volcanic formations, some exceeding one billion years in age. ... 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, USA and western West Virginia. ... 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. ...

Major Metros:

Chattanooga | Clarksville | Johnson City | Knoxville | Memphis | Murfreesboro | Nashville Chattanooga, Tennessee Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in Tennesseee, and the seat of Hamilton County6, Tennessee in the United States of America. ... Clarksville is a city located in Montgomery County, Tennessee. ... Johnson City is a city located in Tennessee. ... Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ... City nickname: The River City or The Bluff City Location in the state of Tennessee County Shelby County, Tennessee Area  - Total  - Water 763. ... Murfreesboro is a city located in Rutherford County, Tennessee. ... The Nashville Metropolitan Area, or Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area is the largest metropolitan area centered in the state of Tennessee, encompassing its north central section. ...

Smaller Cities:

Athens | Bristol | Brownsville | Cleveland | Columbia | Cookeville | Crossville | Dickson | Dyersburg | Greeneville | Harriman | Jackson | Kingsport | La Follette | Lawrenceburg | Lebanon | McMinnville | Morristown | Newport | Oak Ridge | Paris | Sevierville | Shelbyville | Tullahoma | Union City | Winchester Athens is a city located in McMinn County, Tennessee. ... Bristol is a city located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. ... Brownsville is a city located in Haywood County, Tennessee. ... Cleveland is a city located in Bradley County, Tennessee. ... Cookeville is a city located in Putnam County, Tennessee. ... Crossville is a city located in Cumberland County, Tennessee. ... Dickson is a city located in Dickson County, Tennessee. ... Dyersburg is a city located in Dyer County, Tennessee. ... Greeneville is a town located in Greene County, Tennessee. ... Harriman is a city located in Roane County, Tennessee. ... Jackson is a city located in Madison County, Tennessee. ... Kingsport is a city located in Sullivan County, Tennessee. ... La Follette is a city located in Campbell County, Tennessee. ... Lawrenceburg is a city located in Lawrence County, Tennessee. ... McMinnville is a city located in Warren County, Tennessee. ... Morristown is a city located in Tennessee. ... Newport is a city located in Cocke County, Tennessee. ... Oak Ridge is a city located in Anderson and Roane Counties in eastern Tennessee, about 25 miles west of Knoxville. ... Paris is a city located in Henry 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. ... 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 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. ... Claiborne County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... 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. ... Dyer 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 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. ... 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 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. ... Unicoi County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... 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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History McNairy County Tennessee (322 words)
The county is 90 miles east of Memphis, 490 miles south of Chicago, Illinois, 165 miles west of Nashville, 450 miles north of New Orleans, Louisiana.
McNairy County occupies the watershed between the Tennessee and the Mississippi Rivers.
The first court in McNairy County was held in 1824, in a log house erected for that purpose, on the land of Abel V. Murray, about three miles northeast of the present County seat of Selmer.
McNairy County, Tennessee at AllExperts (572 words)
The notable sheriff, Buford Pusser, served as the sheriff of McNairy County from 1964 to 1970, and since Selmer is the county seat, the location of the courthouse and the jail, that was his base of operations.
McNairy County is also the location of the Coon Creek Science Center, a notable fossil site over the Coon Creek Formation that preserves Late Cretaceous marine shells and vertebrate remains (such as mosasaurs) left there 70 million years ago when the Gulf of Mexico receded towards the south.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.90% who were 65 years of age or older.
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