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Encyclopedia > Montgomery County, Tennessee
Montgomery County, Tennessee
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Map of Tennessee highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Tennessee
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Tennessee's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 15, 1818
Seat Clarksville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,409 km² (544 mi²)
1,397 km² (539 mi²)
12 km² (5 mi²), 0.84%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

134,768
96/km² 
Website: www.montgomerycountytn.org

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The county seat is Clarksville6. As of 2005, the county population was 147,000 . It is one of four counties that comprise the Clarksville-Hopkinsville metropolitan statistical area. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_TN.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Tennessee ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1818 (MDCCCXVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The Roxy in Clarksvilles historic downtown section. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... 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 Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... 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. ... The Roxy in Clarksvilles historic downtown section. ... 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. ... Clarksville-Hopkinsville MSA The Clarksville-Hopkinsville metropolitan statistical area is a MSA that comprises of the cities of Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee and Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky. ...

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History

The county was named for John Montgomery, a settler who founded the city of Clarksville, Tennessee in Montgomery County. The county was initially organized as Tennessee County, North Carolina, but its name was changed in 1796, the year that Tennessee was admitted as a state, to reduce confusion. In the same year, much of the eastern portion of the county was removed from its jurisdiction and incorporated with territory taken from Sumner County to from Robertson County. Subsequent acts of the Tennessee General Assembly further reduced the area of the county; it obtained its current size and boundaries in 1871.¹ John Montgomery (c. ... The Roxy in Clarksvilles historic downtown section. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Sumner County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Robertson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... The Tennessee General Assembly is the formal name of the legislature of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,409 km² (544 mi²). 1,397 km² (539 mi²) of it is land and 12 km² (5 mi²) of it (0.84%) 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 English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Montgomery County lies in a region of heavy karst topography and has a cave system named Dunbar Cave. Karst topography is a three-dimensional landscape shaped by the dissolution of a soluble layer or layers of bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite. ... Dunbar Cave State Park is a 110 acre (450,000 m²) park in Clarksville, Tennessee, situated around Dunbar Cave. ...


Adjacent Counties

Christian County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Todd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Robertson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Cheatham County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Dickson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Houston County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Stewart County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ...

Government

Elected Officials

  • County Mayor: Carolyn P. Bowers
  • Assessor of Property: Ronnie D. Boyd
  • Trustee: Brenda E. Radford
  • Sheriff: Norman E. Lewis
  • Circuit Court Clerk: Cheryl J. Castle
  • County Clerk: Kellie A. Jackson
  • Register of Deeds: Connie W. Bell
  • Highway Supervisor: Robert M. Frost

Appointed Department Heads

  • Administration and Development: Ed Davis
  • Accounts & Budgets: Betty M. Burchett
  • Adult Probation: Sherry Robertson
  • Ambulance Service (EMS): Wesley Klein
  • Animal Control & Adoption: David Selby
  • Archives & Preservation of Records: Jill Hastings-Johnson
  • Bi-County Landfill & Solid Waste Management System: Pete Reed
  • Building & Codes: Rod Streeter
  • Building Maintenance: Gary Hamm
  • Clerk & Master of Chancery Court: Ted Crozier
  • Community Corrections: Rex Cummings
  • Court Safety Program: Lisa McClain
  • Health Department: Vianca Reed
  • Human Resources: Lynn Mosteller (interim)
  • Information Systems: Betty Burchett
  • Juvenile Court: Larry Ross
  • Parks & Recreation: Stacy Goodwin
  • Projects & Facilities: Gary Hamm
  • Public Information Officer: Margaret Johnson
  • Purchasing: Jane Davis
  • Veterans Service Organization: Jerry Rivers

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 134,768 people, 48,330 households, and 35,957 families residing in the county. The population density was 96/km² (250/mi²). There were 52,167 housing units at an average density of 37/km² (97/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 73.17% White, 19.18% Black or African American, 0.53% Native American, 1.82% Asian, 0.21% Pacific Islander, 2.18% from other races, and 2.91% from two or more races. 5.16% 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. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 48,330 households out of which 40.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 12.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.60% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.11. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 28.40% under the age of 18, 12.30% from 18 to 24, 34.30% from 25 to 44, 17.20% from 45 to 64, and 7.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $38,981, and the median income for a family was $43,023. Males had a median income of $30,696 versus $22,581 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,265. About 7.90% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.70% of those under age 18 and 10.70% 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. ...


Adjacent counties

Robertson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, and Stewart Counties in Tennessee, and Christian and Todd Counties in Kentucky. Robertson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Cheatham County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Dickson County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Houston County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Stewart County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Christian County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Todd County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...


Cities, Towns, and Communities

The Roxy in Clarksvilles historic downtown section. ... Saint Bethlehem or St. ... Sango, Tennessee is an unincorporated community located in the southeast corner of Montgomery County, approximately 5 miles southeast of Clarksville. ... Port Royal, Tennessee is a community on the border of Montgomery County and Robertson County in Tennessee. ... Fort Campbell is a large post of the United States Army located approximately ten miles northwest of downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. ...

References

¹Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-06 edition, p. 508-513 The Tennessee Blue Book is an official government manual for the U.S. state of Tennessee, published by the Secretary of State. ...


External links

Coordinates: 36°30′N 87°23′W / 36.50, -87.38 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Montgomery County, Tennessee at AllExperts (475 words)
Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.
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Robertson, Cheatham, Dickson, Houston, and Stewart Counties in Tennessee, and Christian and Todd Counties in Kentucky.
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