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Germantown, Tennessee
(Shelby County)

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Welcome to Germantown ...

The city of Germantown is located in Shelby County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Germantown has a population of 39,141 people<1> (see below for details).

Germantown is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone 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 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 (that had a count of 37,348 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Germantown had an population of 39,141 people. This is an increase of 0.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.8% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Germantown ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2017
Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]   27,095   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]   37,435   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Southaven (MS)   [Map]   54,031   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arlington   [Map]   11,696   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bartlett   [Map]   59,102   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lakeland   [Map]   12,618   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Germantown. We make it easy to see an overhead 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:

Websites for Germantown ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Germantown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Germantown.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Germantown. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Shelby County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Germantown:

The official website for Shelby County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Germantown.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Germantown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Germantown. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Germantown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Germantown. The point that we are using 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Germantown.


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