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Carthage, Tennessee

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Welcome to Carthage ...

The town of Carthage is located in Smith County and is the County Seat for Smith County.

The location of Carthage has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Carthage has a population of 2,278 people<2> (see below for details).

Carthage is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Carthage and travel west, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Carthage is located in the (615) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Carthage had an population of 2,278 people. This is a decrease of 1.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.2% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carthage had a population of 2,306 people (which is 12.03% of the total population of Smith County). This makes Carthage the county's most populous community.

The population of Carthage represents 0.04% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 155th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,306 people, the population of Carthage increased 2.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,251 people).

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

Communities Also Named Carthage ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Carthage - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, South Dakota (2), Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Carthage ...

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

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    • Columbus Hill [Jackson County]

      • Columbus Hill [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Carthage
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    • Difficult [Smith County]

      • Difficult [Smith County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Carthage
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    • Temperance Hall [DeKalb County]

      • Temperance Hall [DeKalb County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Carthage
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    • Lafayette [Macon County]

      • Lafayette [Macon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Carthage
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    • Lafayette [Putnam County]

      • Lafayette [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Carthage
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    • Centerville [Wilson County]

      • Centerville [Wilson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Carthage
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    • Pekin [Putnam County] (Historic)

      • Pekin [Putnam County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Carthage
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    • Watertown [Wilson County]

      • Watertown [Wilson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Carthage
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    • Baxter [Putnam County]

      • Baxter [Putnam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Carthage
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    • Gordonsville [Smith County]

      • Gordonsville [Smith County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Carthage
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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 Carthage. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carthage.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carthage. Our list includes 29 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Carthage.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carthage ...

Looking for more information about Carthage? 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 Carthage, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carthage.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Smith County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Carthage.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carthage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carthage) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carthage. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carthage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carthage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2564, Longitude: -85.9431       In this case, the coordinates for Carthage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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