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Welcome to Carthage ...
The town of Carthage is located in Smith County<1> and is the County Seat for Smith County.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Carthage has a population of 2,330 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
Carthage is located in the (615) area code.
We don't have a date for the establishment of Carthage.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carthage had an population of 2,330 people. This is an increase of 1.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.51% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Carthage had a population of 2,306 people (or 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 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.
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.
Adding Carthage to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Carthage 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 Carthage was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
We also found Carthage on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Carthage.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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