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Welcome to Obion ...

The town of Obion is located in Obion County<1>.

The location of Obion has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Obion has a population of 1,048 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Obion.

Obion is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Obion: (731)

Websites for Obion ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.obioncountytennessee.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Obion, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Obion had an population of 1,048 people. This is a decrease of 6.34% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.58% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Obion had a population of 1,119 people. This makes Obion the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Obion represents 0.02% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 225th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,119 people, the population of Obion decreased 1.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,134 people).

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

Adding Obion to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Obion in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Obion was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Obion in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Obion on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Obion ...

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

  • Dyersburg [Dyer County]
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    • Dyersburg [Dyer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Obion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,082 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dyersburg<6>
  • Martin [Weakley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin [Weakley County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Obion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,567 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martin<6>
  • Union City [Obion County]
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    • Union City [Obion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Obion
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,328 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union City<6>
  • Churchton [Dyer County]
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    • Churchton [Dyer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Obion
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,752 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tiptonville [Lake County]
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      • Tiptonville [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Obion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiptonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiptonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiptonville<6>
    • Newbern [Dyer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newbern
      • Newbern [Dyer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Obion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newbern
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newbern<6>
    • Dyer [Gibson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyer
      • Dyer [Gibson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Obion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dyer<6>
    • Ridgely [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgely
      • Ridgely [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Obion
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,604 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgely<6>
    • Englewood [Obion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Englewood
      • Englewood [Obion County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Obion
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
    • New Markham [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Markham
      • New Markham [Lake County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Obion
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Markham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Markham

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Obion. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Obion.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Obion ...

Looking for more information about Obion? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Obion, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Obion.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Obion. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Obion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Obion.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Obion - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Obion) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Obion. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ObionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Obion. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2623, Longitude: -89.1941       In this case, the coordinates for Obion have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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