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Welcome to Shelbyville ...

The city of Shelbyville is located in Shelby County<1> and is the County Seat for Shelby County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Shelbyville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1836.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shelbyville has a population of 512 people<2> (see below for details).

Shelbyville is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Shelbyville lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Shelbyville is within the boundaries of the (573) area code.

The ZIP code for Shelbyville: 63469<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shelbyville had an population of 512 people. This is a decrease of 7.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelbyville had a population of 552 people (or 8.66% of the total population of Shelby County). This makes Shelbyville the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 552 people, the population of Shelbyville decreased 19.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 682 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shelbyville.

Communities Also Named Shelbyville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Shelbyville - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shelbyville.

Communities near Shelbyville ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shelbyville.

  • Monroe City
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Shelbina
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelbina have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelbina
    • Shelbina is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,582 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelbina <5>
  • Clarence
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Hunnewell
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunnewell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunnewell
    • Hunnewell is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
  • Novelty
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Novelty have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Novelty
    • Novelty is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Novelty <5>
  • Bethel
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel
    • Bethel is located in Shelby County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 112 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel <5>
  • Newark
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark <5>
  • Leonard
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Kirby
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
    • Kirby is located in Shelby County
  • Lentner
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lentner have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lentner
    • Lentner is located in Shelby County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shelbyville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shelbyville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shelbyville. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shelbyville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shelbyville. See our Newspapers Page for Shelbyville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelbyville ...

Looking for more information about Shelbyville? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Shelbyville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shelbyville.

Adding Shelbyville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shelbyville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Shelbyville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Shelbyville post office opened in 1836.

We also found Shelbyville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Shelbyville.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shelbyville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelbyville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelbyville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Shelbyville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shelbyville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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