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Marshall County, Tennessee

Marshall County, Tennessee
Marshall County courthouse in Lewisburg
Map of Tennessee highlighting Marshall County
Location in the state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded February 20, 1836
Named for John Marshall[1]
Seat Lewisburg
Largest city Lewisburg
 • Total 376 sq mi (974 km2)
 • Land 375 sq mi (971 km2)
 • Water 0.7 sq mi (2 km2), 0.2%
 • (2010) 30,617
 • Density 82/sq mi (32/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .commarshallcountytn

Marshall County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 30,617.[2] Its county seat is Lewisburg.[3]

Marshall County comprises the Lewisburg, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreseboro, TN Combined Statistical Area.

Marshall County is the home of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association. Another native of Marshall County is the fainting goat. To celebrate this unique breed, the county holds an annual festival known as "Goats, Music and More," drawing visitors from around the world.[4]


  • History 1
  • Geography 2
    • Adjacent counties 2.1
    • State protected areas 2.2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
    • City and Towns 4.1
    • Unincorporated communities 4.2
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Marshall County was created in 1836 from parts of Giles, Bedford, Lincoln and Maury counties, and was named after the American jurist, John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.[1]

Three Tennessee governorsBuford Ellington, Henry Hollis Horton, and Jim Nance McCord— lived in Marshall County at the time of their run for governor.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 376 square miles (970 km2), of which 375 square miles (970 km2) is land and 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2) (0.2%) is water.[5] The Duck River drains much of the county.

Adjacent counties

State protected areas


Age pyramid Marshall County[11]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 26,767 people, 10,307 households, and 7,472 families residing in the county. The population density was 71 people per square mile (28/km²). There were 11,181 housing units at an average density of 30 per square mile (12/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 89.42% White, 7.77% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.46% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. 2.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,307 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.50% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,457, and the median income for a family was $45,731. Males had a median income of $31,876 versus $22,362 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,749. About 7.30% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.80% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.


City and Towns

Unincorporated communities

See also


  1. ^ a b Carroll Van West, "Marshall County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 11 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ About the Festival, Goats, Music and More website, 2013. Retrieved: 23 October 2013.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  9. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved April 9, 2015. 
  11. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  12. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Official site
  • Marshall County Chamber of Commerce
  • Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders' and Exhibitors' Association
  • Annual Fainting Goat Festival
  • Marshall County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county
  • Marshall County at DMOZ

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