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Welcome to Tenaha ...

The town of Tenaha is located in the Piney Woods (East Texas).

Tenaha is located in Shelby County<1>.

The pronunciation of Tenaha: TEN-uh-haw<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tenaha has a population of 1,151 people<3> (see below for details).

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

The community of Tenaha is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Tenaha: (936)

The ZIP code for Tenaha: 75974<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tenaha had an population of 1,151 people. This is a decrease of 0.78% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tenaha had a population of 1,160 people. This makes Tenaha the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,160 people, the population of Tenaha increased 10.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,046 people).

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

Communities near Tenaha ...

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

  • Carthage [Panola County]
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    • Carthage [Panola County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Tenaha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,354 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<7>
  • Center [Shelby County]
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    • Center [Shelby County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Tenaha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,043 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<7>
  • Logansport [De Soto Parish]
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    • Logansport [De Soto Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Tenaha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,546 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logansport have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logansport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logansport<7>
  • Timpson [Shelby County]
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    • Timpson [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Tenaha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,130 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timpson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timpson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timpson<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Garrison [Nacogdoches County]
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      • Garrison [Nacogdoches County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Tenaha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 869 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garrison<7>
    • Joaquin [Shelby County]
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      • Joaquin [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Tenaha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 793 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joaquin have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joaquin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Joaquin<7>
    • Gary City [Panola County]
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      • Gary City [Panola County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Tenaha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 301 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gary City<7>
    • Murvaul [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murvaul
      • Murvaul [Panola County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Tenaha
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Murvaul. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<9>
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    • Buncome [Panola County]
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      • Buncome [Panola County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Tenaha
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    • Haslam [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haslam
      • Haslam [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Tenaha
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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 Tenaha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tenaha.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tenaha ...

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

Adding Tenaha to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Tenaha 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 Tenaha was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Tenaha on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Texas (1911).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Tenaha. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Tenaha.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tenaha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Tenaha). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tenaha or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tenaha) 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 Tenaha. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TenahaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tenaha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9440, Longitude: -94.2441    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.
<9>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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