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Smyrna, Tennessee
(Rutherford County)

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The location of Smyrna

Welcome to Smyrna ...

The town of Smyrna is located in Rutherford County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Smyrna has a population of 50,775 people<2> (see below for details).

Smyrna is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smyrna had a population of 39,974 people (which is 15.22% of the total population of Rutherford County). This makes Smyrna the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Smyrna represents 0.63% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 39,974 people, the population of Smyrna increased 56.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 25,569 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Smyrna had an population of 50,775 people. This is an increase of 27.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 98.58% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Smyrna ...

While we believe that this Smyrna is located in Rutherford County, we know of another 4 Tennessee communities named Smyrna. Those communities are located in the following counties: Carroll, Marshall, Pickett and Warren County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 37 communities that are also named Smyrna - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (4), California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Texas (4), Virginia and Washington.

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

Websites for Smyrna ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

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 Smyrna. 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 Smyrna. 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 Smyrna. Our list includes 4 papers.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Smyrna ...

Looking for more information about Smyrna? 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 Smyrna, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Smyrna.

Communities near Smyrna ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Nashville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Smyrna

Located in Davidson County

Murfreesboro   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Smyrna

Franklin   [Map]

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

Located in Williamson County

Brentwood   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Smyrna

Located in Williamson County

Mount Juliet   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Smyrna

Located in Wilson County

Lebanon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Smyrna

Located in Wilson County

Marvel   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Smyrna

Located in Davidson County

Nolensville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of Smyrna

Located in Williamson County

Green Hills   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Smyrna

Located in Davidson County

Lynn Christie   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) of Smyrna

Located in Wilson County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Rutherford County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Smyrna:

The official website for Rutherford County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 Smyrna.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smyrna - 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- Smyrna) 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 Smyrna. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Smyrna

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smyrna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9737, Longitude: -86.5230     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smyrna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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