Introduction to McKenzie, Tennessee

McKenzie, Tennessee, in Carroll county, is 39 miles NE of Jackson, Tennessee and 96 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee. As of the year 2000 census, 5,295 people lived in McKenzie.

McKenzie History

McKenzie was originally inhabited by the Chickasaw Indian Tribe. The first settlers came to the area in the early 1800’s. The community was organized in 1867 after the completion of the Nashville and Northwestern Railroad tracks. The city was named after James Monroe McKenzie, a local settler who gave property to the Railroad Company. McKenzie was officially incorporated in 1869.

McKenzie and nearby Attractions

  • McKenzie City Park
  • Browning Gordon Museum
  • Persimmon Hills Golf Course
  • Oakland Park
  • West Tennessee Agricultural Museum
  • Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum

Things To Do In McKenzie

McKenzie offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities, as the area has a number of parks for outdoor recreation. The Browning Gordon Museum and the Casey Jones Home and Railroad Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the history of the region. One can also visit Carroll Lake and Kentucky Lake from McKenzie.

McKenzie Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

McKenzie Higher Education

Bethel College and the Tennessee Technology Center at McKenzie are the local institutions of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include The University of Tennessee-Martin, Union University and Murray State University.


Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population


% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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


Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation


People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)

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

Mckenzie Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NE of Jackson, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 96 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 38201
Phone Area Codes 731
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.132
Longitude -88.518

Mckenzie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
Distance 23.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Distance 34 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atwood 905 $39,844
Gleason 1,428 $40,833
Henry 545 $37,969
Huntingdon 3,962 $48,017
McLemoresville 325 $58,750
Trezevant 923 $34,519

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

Mckenzie Public Libraries

Mckenzie Memorial Library
Mckenzie, Tennessee
(731) 352-5741

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Mckenzie Hospitals

(731) 352-5344
Emergency Service: Yes

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