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Overview

Introduction to Fayetteville, Tennessee

Fayetteville, Tennessee, in Lincoln county, is 29 miles N of Huntsville, Alabama and 71 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee.

Fayetteville History

The city of Fayetteville was founded in 1809. It is named in honor of Marquis de Lafayette, a French general who aided the Americans during the revolution. It is also the county seat of Lincoln County.

Fayetteville and nearby Attractions

  • Lincoln County Museum
  • Henry Horton State Park
  • Tims Ford State Park
  • Tennessee Walking Horse Museum
  • Huntsville Museum of Art

Things To Do In Fayetteville

Fayetteville offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can visit the Hands on Science Center for an educational and recreational outing. The Tims Ford State Park and the Henry Horton State Park are nearby as well. The Lincoln County Museum provides insight into the history of this area. Local celebrations include the Lincoln County Fair and the Fayetteville Host of Christmas Past.

Fayetteville Transportation

Huntsville International is the nearest major airport.

Fayetteville Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Motlow State Community College, Alabama A&M University, the University of Alabama Huntsville and Columbia State Community College.

People

Total Population 7,060
Male Share of the Population 42.6%
Female Share of the Population 57.4%
Senior Citizens 24%
Employed Population 16+ 2,439
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 32.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $25,313
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,479
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,194

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,042
% Above Poverty Level 67.8%
% Below Poverty Level 32.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.7%
Median Gross Rent $527
Median House Value $95,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 11.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fayetteville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles N of Huntsville, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 71 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 37334
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.151
Longitude -86.57

Fayetteville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FAYETTEVILLE WATER PLANT
Distance 2.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Station SHELBYVILLE WATER DEPT
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station PULASKI WATER PLANT
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 56.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ardmore 1,182 $48,036
Cornersville 1,315 $50,625
Elkton 633 $51,932
Huntland 723 $52,981
Petersburg 698 $39,886

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fayetteville Public Libraries

Library
Fayetteville-lincoln Co.pub.library
400 ROCKY KNOB LANE
Fayetteville, Tennessee
(931) 433-3286

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Fayetteville Hospitals

LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
106 MEDICAL CENTER BLVD
(931) 438-1100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fayetteville High Schools

LINCOLN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1233 HUNTSVILLE HW
931-433-6505
Serves 1,082 students.

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