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Welcome to Smith County ...

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

The community of Carthage is the Seat for Smith County.

Smith County was founded in 1799.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Smith had a population of 20,115 people. This is an increase of 4.95% since the last Census (which gave a population of 19,166 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smith represented 0.3% of the total population of Tennessee.

Below are some of the communities located in Smith County:

  • Carthage
  • Gordonsville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordonsville<2>
  • South Carthage
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Carthage
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,406 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Carthage

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.




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This page was last modified/updated: 17 Sep 2023