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Welcome to Parsons ...
The location of Parsons has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Parsons, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Parsons has a population of 2,280 people<3> (see below for details).
Parsons is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Parsons lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Parsons lies within the (731) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Parsons had an population of 2,280 people. This is a decrease of 3.92% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.01% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Parsons had a population of 2,373 people (or 20.18% of the total population of Decatur County). This makes Parsons the county's most populous community.
The population of Parsons represents 0.04% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 149th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 2,373 people, the population of Parsons decreased 3.22% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,452 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Parsons.
Communities Also Named Parsons ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 15 communities that are also named Parsons - they are located in Alabama, California, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Parsons.
Communities near Parsons ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Parsons.
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 Parsons. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Parsons.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Parsons. 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 Parsons.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Parsons. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Parsons.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parsons ...
Looking for more information about Parsons? 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 Parsons, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Parsons.
Adding Parsons to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Parsons in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Parsons was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Parsons on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Tennessee (1956).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Parsons.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parsons. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Decatur County: www.decaturcountytn.org/
The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 05 Sep 2023