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Welcome to Southport ...

Southport is located in Maury County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Southport, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Southport had a population of 2,992 people.<2> (see below for details).

Southport is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Southport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Southport - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana (2), Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Michigan, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Oregon, Prince Edward Island and Virginia.

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

Communities near Southport ...

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

  • Columbia
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Greenfield Bend
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield Bend
    • Greenfield Bend is located in Maury County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 15,035 people
  • Lewisburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Powell Chapel
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Powell Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell Chapel
    • Powell Chapel is located in Giles County
  • Pulaski
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
  • Sawdust
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawdust have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawdust
    • Sawdust is located in Maury County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,053 people
  • New Prospect
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Prospect
    • New Prospect is located in Lawrence County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,880 people
  • Jonesboro ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
    • Jonesboro is located in Maury County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 5,238 people
  • Mount Pleasant
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Wales
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wales have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wales
    • Wales is located in Giles County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,031 people

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Southport. See our Newspapers Page for Southport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Southport ...

Looking for more information about Southport? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Southport, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Southport.

Adding Southport to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Southport was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

We also found Southport on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Southport.

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

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 Maury, 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 Southport.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Southport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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