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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.

The location of Shelbyville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Shelbyville has a population of 21,864 people<2> (see below for details).

Shelbyville was established in 1810.

The community of Shelbyville is 780 feet [238 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Shelbyville: (931)

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 total 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 2018 Census Estimates, Shelbyville had an population of 21,864 people. This is an increase of 7.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 35.76% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Websites for Shelbyville ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shelbyville. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shelbyville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shelbyville.

Communities near Shelbyville ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Tullahoma   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Shelbyville

Located in Coffee County

Lewisburg   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Shelbyville

Located in Marshall County

Lynchburg   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Shelbyville

Located in Moore County

Southgate Park   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Shelbyville

Located in Coffee County

Chapel Hill   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Shelbyville

Located in Marshall County

Unionville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Shelbyville

Wartrace   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Shelbyville

Palmetto   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Shelbyville

Petersburg   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Shelbyville

Located in Lincoln County

Bell Buckle   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Shelbyville

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shelbyville) 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 Shelbyville. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use 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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