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Germantown, Tennessee
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The location of Germantown

Welcome to Germantown ...

The city of Germantown is located in Shelby County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Germantown has a population of 39,099 people<2> (see below for details).

Germantown is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Germantown: (901)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Germantown had a population of 38,844 people. This makes Germantown the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Germantown represents 0.61% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38,844 people, the population of Germantown increased 4.01% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 37,348 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Germantown had an population of 39,099 people. This is an increase of 0.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.69% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Germantown ...

While we believe that this Germantown is located in Shelby County, we know of another 2 Tennessee communities named Germantown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cheatham and Davidson County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 55 communities that are also named Germantown - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (6), Ontario, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

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

Websites for Germantown ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 Germantown. 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 Germantown. 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 Germantown.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Germantown ...

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

Communities near Germantown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Memphis   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the West (W) of Germantown

Bartlett   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Germantown

Southaven   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Germantown

Located in DeSoto County (MS)

Olive Branch   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Germantown

Located in DeSoto County (MS)

Spring Lake   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Germantown

Horn Lake   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Germantown

Located in DeSoto County (MS)

Lakeland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Germantown

Arlington   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Germantown

Millington   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Germantown

Oakland   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Germantown

Located in Fayette County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Germantown:

The official website for Shelby County:

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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Germantown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Germantown - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Germantown) 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 Germantown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Germantown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Germantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0829, Longitude: -89.7825     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Germantown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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