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Welcome to Somerville ...

The town of Somerville is located in Fayette County<1> and is the County Seat for Fayette County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Somerville has a population of 3,261 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Somerville is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Somerville is within the boundaries of the (901) area code.

The ZIP code for Somerville: 38068<4>

Websites for Somerville ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.fayettecountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Somerville, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Somerville had an population of 3,261 people. This is an increase of 5.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 29.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Somerville had a population of 3,094 people (or 8.05% of the total population of Fayette County). This makes Somerville the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Somerville represents 0.05% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,094 people, the population of Somerville increased 22.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,519 people).

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

Communities Also Named Somerville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Somerville - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania (3), Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Somerville ...

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

  • Arlington [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
    • Arlington [Shelby County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Somerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,748 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<7>
  • Oakland [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
    • Oakland [Fayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Somerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,669 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Feathers Chapel [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feathers Chapel
    • Feathers Chapel [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Somerville
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,102 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Feathers Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feathers Chapel
  • Whiteville [Hardeman County]
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    • Whiteville [Hardeman County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Somerville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiteville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whiteville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Bethel [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bethel
      • New Bethel [Fayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Somerville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bethel
    • Mason [Tipton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Tipton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Somerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mason<7>
    • Rossville [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rossville
      • Rossville [Fayette County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Somerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,012 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rossville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rossville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rossville<7>
    • Gainesville [Tipton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Tipton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Somerville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Charleston [Tipton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Tipton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Somerville
      • Estimated population in 2014: 671 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
    • Gallaway [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallaway
      • Gallaway [Fayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Somerville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 648 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallaway have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallaway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallaway<7>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Somerville. 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 Somerville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Somerville. Our list includes 13 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Somerville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Somerville ...

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

Adding Somerville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Somerville 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 Somerville was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

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

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

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About Fayette County

About Tennessee

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Somerville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Fayette County: www.fayettetn.us/

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 Fayette, 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 Somerville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Somerville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Somerville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Somerville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Somerville) 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 Somerville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SomervilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Somerville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2391, Longitude: -89.3502    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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