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Welcome to Bell Buckle ...

The town of Bell Buckle is located in Bedford County<1>.

The location of Bell Buckle has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Bell Buckle was established in 1853.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bell Buckle has a population of 536 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Bell Buckle is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Bell Buckle lies within the (931) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bell Buckle had an population of 536 people. This is an increase of 7.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bell Buckle had a population of 500 people. This makes Bell Buckle the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 500 people, the population of Bell Buckle increased 27.88% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 391 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bell Buckle.

Communities near Bell Buckle ...

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

  • Murfreesboro
  • Shelbyville
  • Tullahoma
  • Manchester
  • Southgate Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southgate Park
    • Southgate Park lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Bell Buckle.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southgate Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southgate Park
  • Chapel Hill
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    • Chapel Hill lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Bell Buckle.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,571 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapel Hill<6>
  • New Union
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    • New Union lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Bell Buckle.
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,431 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Union
  • Unionville
  • Eagleville
  • Wartrace

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 Bell Buckle. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bell Buckle.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bell Buckle. 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 Bell Buckle.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bell Buckle ...

Looking for more information about Bell Buckle? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bell Buckle, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bell Buckle.

Adding Bell Buckle to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bell Buckle 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 Bell Buckle was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bell Buckle post office opened in 1852.

We also found Bell Buckle in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bell Buckle.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Bedford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bell Buckle.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bell Buckle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bell Buckle) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bell Buckle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bell BuckleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bell Buckle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5910, Longitude: -86.3533       In this case, the coordinates for Bell Buckle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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