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Welcome to Smyrna ...

The town of Smyrna is located in Rutherford County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Smyrna has a population of 51,579 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Smyrna.

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

Websites for Smyrna ...

Official Website:   www.townofsmyrna.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rutherfordchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Smyrna had an population of 51,579 people. This is an increase of 29.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 101.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Smyrna had a population of 39,974 people (or 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 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).

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.

Communities near Smyrna ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Smyrna.

  • Nashville-Davidson [Davidson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville-Davidson
    • Nashville-Davidson [Davidson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Smyrna
    • Estimated population in 2019: 670,820 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville-Davidson came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville-Davidson
  • Murfreesboro [Rutherford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murfreesboro
    • Murfreesboro [Rutherford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Smyrna
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 150,757 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murfreesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murfreesboro<6>
  • Franklin [Williamson County]
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    • Franklin [Williamson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Smyrna
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,316 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<6>
  • Brentwood [Williamson County]
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    • Brentwood [Williamson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Smyrna
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,876 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brentwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brentwood<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Juliet [Wilson County]
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      • Mount Juliet [Wilson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Smyrna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Juliet have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Juliet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Juliet<6>
    • Marvel [Davidson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvel
      • Marvel [Davidson County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Smyrna
      • Estimated population in 2014: 11,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Nolensville [Williamson County]
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      • Nolensville [Williamson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Smyrna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,145 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolensville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nolensville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nolensville<6>
    • Green Hills [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hills
      • Green Hills [Davidson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Smyrna
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,618 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hills
    • Lynn Christie [Wilson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynn Christie
      • Lynn Christie [Wilson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Smyrna
      • Estimated population in 2011: 6,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynn Christie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynn Christie
    • Forest Hills [Davidson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills [Davidson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Smyrna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,721 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills

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 Smyrna. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Smyrna.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Smyrna.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Smyrna. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Smyrna to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Smyrna in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Smyrna was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Smyrna in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Smyrna on our Genealogy Page.

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About Rutherford County

About Tennessee

The official website for Smyrna: www.townofsmyrna.org/

The official website for Rutherford County: www.rutherfordcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Rutherford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Smyrna.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Smyrna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smyrna) 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 Smyrna. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SmyrnaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smyrna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9757, Longitude: -86.5184    
<5>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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