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The location of Shelbyville

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shelbyville.

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Around Shelbyville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Nashville. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the north of Shelbyville. Nashville has a population of 644,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Murfreesboro. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the north of Shelbyville and has a population of 132,000 people.

For comparison, Shelbyville has a population of 21,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Shelbyville and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Brentwood   [Map]   42,517   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Columbia   [Map]   37,540   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   74,794   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Greenfield Bend   [Map]   ---   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
La Vergne   [Map]   35,071   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lebanon   [Map]   31,317   N   49 miles [78.9 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   11,600   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
McMinnville   [Map]   13,761   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Morrow   [Map]   ---   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Mount Juliet   [Map]   33,263   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Murphree   [Map]   ---   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Smyrna   [Map]   48,596   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Smyrna   [Map]   ---   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Spring Hill   [Map]   37,731   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tullahoma   [Map]   19,273   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bell Buckle   [Map]   519   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Belleville   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cascade Hollow   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Chapel Hill   [Map]   1,476   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Concord   [Map]   ---   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Eagleville   [Map]   663   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Homaway Village   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lynchburg   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Normandy   [Map]   148   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Oak Hill   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   543   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Plainview   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Royal Oaks   [Map]   ---   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Wartrace   [Map]   657   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Whitaker   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Shelbyville, please visit our County-by-County Page for Shelbyville.

Bedford County ...

Shelbyville is located in Bedford County and is the County Seat.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bedford County: Coffee, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore & Rutherford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shelbyville ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bell Buckle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Shelbyville   [Map]
Bottle Hollow   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Cow Ford   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Flat Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Halls Mill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hix Mill Ford   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Roseville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Temple Ford   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelbyville ...

Looking for more information about Shelbyville? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shelbyville, 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 Shelbyville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Shelbyville.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Shelbyville. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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 Shelbyville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Tennessee

    Tennessee Tourism

    Fishing in Tennessee
    Hunting in Tennessee

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Tennessee Statewide Tourism
    Shelbyville Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Shelbyville


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Tennessee

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Tennessee

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Tennessee

Airports Near Shelbyville ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Shelbyville.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bomar Fld.-Shelbyville Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Shelbyville Muni.(SYI/KSYI)   [Map]   SYI   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tullahoma Rgnl. (THA/KTHA)   [Map]   THA   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ellington Airport(ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]   LUG   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Shelbyville.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Shelbyville. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   S   134 miles [215.7 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   E   139 miles [223.7 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   SE   172 miles [276.8 km]
Louisville Intl. (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]   SDF   N   188 miles [302.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   W   201 miles [323.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
John C. Tune Airport (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]   JWN   NNW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   SSW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   ESE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   SW   83 miles [133.6 km]
Bowling Green Rgnl. (BWG/KBWG)   [Map]   BWG   N   101 miles [162.5 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Bomar Fld.-Shelbyville Muni.   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Shelbyville Muni.(SYI/KSYI)   [Map]   SYI   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Tullahoma Rgnl. (THA/KTHA)   [Map]   THA   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ellington Airport(ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]   LUG   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Bowling Green Rgnl.   (BWG/KBWG)   [Map]
        Website for Bowling Green - Warren County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelbyville Muni.   (SYI/KSYI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tullahoma Rgnl.   (THA/KTHA)   [Map]
        Website for Tullahoma Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ellington Airport   (ICAO: KLUG)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fayetteville Muni.   (ICAO: KFYM)   [Map]
        Website for Fayetteville Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Winchester Muni.   (ICAO: KBGF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Smyrna Airport   (MQY/KMQY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Madison County Exec.   (ICAO: KMDQ)   [Map]
        Website for Madison County Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Intl.   (SDF/KSDF)   [Map]
        Website for Louisville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
John C. Tune Airport   (ICAO: KJWN)   [Map]
        Website for John C. Tune Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Bedford County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shelbyville: www.shelbyvilletn.org/

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



Footnotes ...

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

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Shelbyville. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shelbyville) 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 Shelbyville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shelbyville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelbyville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4988, Longitude: -86.4515     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shelbyville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Shelbyville), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shelbyville.