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Shelbyville, Tennessee

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Welcome to Shelbyville ...

The city of Shelbyville is located in Bedford County and is the County Seat for Bedford County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Shelbyville has a population of 21,432 people<1> (see below for details).

Shelbyville was established in 1810.

The community of Shelbyville is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Shelbyville lies within the (931) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelbyville had a population of 20,335 people (which is 45.13% of the total population of Bedford County). This makes Shelbyville the county's most populous community.

The population of Shelbyville represents 0.32% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 31st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,335 people, the population of Shelbyville increased 26.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,105 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Shelbyville had an population of 21,432 people. This is an increase of 5.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.08% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Shelbyville ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind 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   2016
Bell Buckle   [Map]   519   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Chapel Hill   [Map]   1,476   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lewisburg   [Map]   11,600   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lynchburg   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Palmetto   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Petersburg   [Map]   543   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

Communities Also Named Shelbyville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Shelbyville - they are located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri and Texas.

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

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 Shelbyville. 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 Shelbyville. 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 Shelbyville. Our list includes 32 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Shelbyville:

Websites for Shelbyville ...

Official Website: www.shelbyvilletn.org/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelbyville ...

Looking for more information about Shelbyville? 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 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding 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) Shelbyville. 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 ...

Communities in 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelbyville - 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 beginning in Shelbyville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Shelbyville.