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Welcome to Marvel ...

So far, we found very little information about Marvel. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Marvel to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Marvel, please Contact Us.


Marvel would have been located within present day Davidson County<2>.


The location of Marvel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Marvel, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Marvel had a population of 11,473 people.<4> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Marvel is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: The area where Marvel was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Marvel still existed, it would have been in the (615) area code.

Communities Also Named Marvel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Marvel - they are located in Alabama, Colorado and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Marvel ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Marvel.

  • Nashville - Davidson
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville - Davidson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<6>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville - Davidson
    • Nashville - Davidson is located in Davidson County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 670,820 people
  • Murphree
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphree
    • Murphree is located in Rutherford County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 120,954 people
  • Hendersonville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Smyrna
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
    • Smyrna is located in Rutherford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,185 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna <7>
  • Gallatin
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallatin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallatin
    • Gallatin is located in Sumner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,335 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallatin <7>
  • Brentwood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Mount Juliet
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Juliet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Juliet
    • Mount Juliet is located in Wilson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,526 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Juliet <7>
  • La Vergne
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Morrow
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrow
    • Morrow is located in Rutherford County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 29,304 people
  • Goodlettsville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodlettsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodlettsville
    • Goodlettsville is located in Sumner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,736 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodlettsville <7>

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 Marvel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Marvel.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Marvel. 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 Marvel.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Marvel. See our Newspapers Page for Marvel.

Adding Marvel to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Marvel in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Marvel was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Marvel post office opened in 1899.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Marvel.

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Marvel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Davidson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marvel.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marvel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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