Grand Junction, Tennessee

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Grand Junction is a city in Fayette and Hardeman counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The population was 301 at the 2000 census, and is currently 321.[3]

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Geography

Grand Junction is located at 35°2′53″N 89°11′25″W / 35.04806°N 89.19028°W / 35.04806; -89.19028 (35.048023, -89.190177)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), all land.

Culture and Area

Grand Junction is named after the junction of two major railroad lines: Mississippi Central Railroad (now rarely used except for minor freight trafficking) and Norfolk Southern Railway, around which the downtown is situated. Visitors are welcomed into this small community. Grand Junction is the home of the National Bird Dog Museum.

Grand Junction runs along Tennessee State Route 57, and is bordered to the west by Tennessee State Route 18 (Mississippi Highway 7). Approximately ten miles to the south is the major thoroughfare U. S. Route 72. Tennessee State Route 368 also runs through downtown Grand Junction.

Grand Junction is home to three gas stations, three restaurants, two banks, a hardware store, a barbershop, a laundromat, a co-op, a library, a motel, and a variety of churches, including Baptist, Methodist, Missionary Baptist, and Christian Methodist Episcopal, as well as several others.

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