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Welcome to Germantown ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Germantown has a population of 39,225 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Germantown.
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 telephone area code for Germantown: (901)
The ZIP code for Germantown: 38138<4>
Websites for Germantown ...
Official Website: www.ci.germantown.tn.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.germantownchamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Germantown had an population of 39,225 people. This is an increase of 0.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.03% since the 2000 Census).
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 (with a count of 37,348 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Germantown.
Adding Germantown to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Germantown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Germantown elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Germantown on our Genealogy Page.
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.
Communities near Germantown ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Germantown.
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 Germantown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Germantown.
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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Germantown.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Germantown. See our Newspapers 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.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Germantown: www.ci.germantown.tn.us/
The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountytn.gov/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021