Lewisburg, Tennessee

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Lewisburg is a city in Marshall County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 10,413 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Marshall County[3]. Lewisburg is located in central Tennessee, forty-eight miles south of Nashville and fifty-two miles north of Huntsville, Alabama along I-65.

Located in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, Lewisburg took its name from the explorer Meriwether Lewis. By 1838, the town was supporting a newspaper and a bank. The downtown area is modeled after many small southern towns, with a courthouse in the center of the square surrounded by retail and commercial businesses. Shopping centers are located on the east and west ends of town.



Lewisburg is located at 35°26′57″N 86°47′35″W / 35.44917°N 86.79306°W / 35.44917; -86.79306 (35.449034, -86.793112)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.7 square miles (30.3 km²), of which, 11.7 square miles (30.3 km²) of it is land and 0.09% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,413 people, 4,242 households, and 2,740 families residing in the city. The population density was 891.5 people per square mile (344.2/km²). There were 4,584 housing units at an average density of 392.4/sq mi (151.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.96% White, 15.44% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.85% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.15% of the population.

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