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Fayetteville, Tennessee

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The location of Fayetteville

Welcome to Fayetteville ...

The city of Fayetteville is located in Lincoln County and is the County Seat for Lincoln County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Fayetteville has a population of 6,993 people<2> (see below for details).

Fayetteville is 650 feet [198 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Fayetteville is located in the (931) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fayetteville had a population of 6,827 people (or 20.46% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Fayetteville the county's most populous community.

The population of Fayetteville represents 0.11% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,827 people, the population of Fayetteville decreased 2.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,994 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Fayetteville had an population of 6,993 people. This is an increase of 2.43% since the 2010 Census.

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

Communities near Fayetteville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Fayetteville and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Ardmore (AL)   [Map]   1,398   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Ardmore   [Map]   1,234   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Elkton   [Map]   542   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Flintville   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Garner Ford   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Gattistown   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Fayetteville.

Communities Also Named Fayetteville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Fayetteville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Kansas, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fayetteville. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fayetteville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fayetteville. Our list includes 22 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Fayetteville:

Websites for Fayetteville ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fayetteville ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Fayetteville:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fayetteville.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fayetteville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fayetteville) 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 Fayetteville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fayetteville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fayetteville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1501, Longitude: -86.5627     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fayetteville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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