Introduction to Lewisburg, Tennessee

Lewisburg, Tennessee, in Marshall county, is 35 miles SW of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 49 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee. The city’s population is approximately 10,413.

Lewisburg History

Lewisburg is the county seat of Marshall County. The city was named in honor of Meriwether Lewis, who was the first European descendent to explore the area. Revolutionary War veterans were the first to permanently settle in the area. The State of North Carolina gave them land grants for their services in the war. Marshall County was named in honor of a distinguished American judge, John Marshall. The county was established by an act of the Tennessee General Assembly in 1836. The city of Lewisburg was officially incorporated in 1837.

Lewisburg and nearby Attractions

  • Discovery Center at Murfree Springs
  • Tims Ford State Park
  • Henry Horton State Park
  • Stones River National Battlefield
  • James K. Polk House
  • Long Hunter State Park

Things To Do In Lewisburg

While in Lewisburg, one can visit one of many sites of historical importance, including the James K. Polk House and the Stones River National Battlefield. The Marshall County Plaza Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination. Churches in the area include the Saint James Baptist Church, the First Church of the Nazarene, the Church Street Church of Christ and the First Baptist Church of Fifth Avenue. The city celebrates the Goat, Music and More Festival every October.

Lewisburg Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Lewisburg Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Columbia State Community College, David Lipscomb University and Middle Tennessee State University.


Total Population 11,321
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,293
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $41,941
% Above Poverty Level 78%
% Below Poverty Level 22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%


People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $610
Median House Value $93,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.7%
Irish 9.8%

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

Lewisburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles SW of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee
County Marshall
Standard Zip Codes 37091
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.449
Longitude -86.788

Lewisburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 72 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches
Distance 17.6 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
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chapel Hill 1,573 $46,364
Columbia 35,627 $45,747
Cornersville 1,315 $50,625
Lynnville 334 $48,750
Petersburg 698 $39,886
Shelbyville 20,779 $35,830

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

Lewisburg Public Libraries

Marshall County Memorial Library
Lewisburg, Tennessee
(931) 359-3335

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Lewisburg Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(931) 359-6241
Emergency Service: Yes

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