Introduction to Dyersburg, Tennessee
Dyersburg, Tennessee, in Dyer county, is 43 miles NW of Jackson, Tennessee and 71 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee.
Dyersburg was named after Colonel Robert Henry Dyer, an Indian fighter. Located on the Forked Deer River, the city was formerly known as McIver’s Bluff. The city is the county seat of Dyer County, which was established in 1823. Dyersburg was founded by Joel H. Dyer and John McIver in 1825.
Dyersburg and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Magic & History
- General Otto French Strahl Memorial
- Newbern Depot and Railroad Museum
- Kiwanis Park
- Graham Park
Things To Do In Dyersburg
Dyersburg offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation at the Chickasaw National Wildlife Refuge, the Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge and the Martin Recreation Complex. The Big Cypress Tree Sate Park and the Reelfoot Lake State Park are nearby as well. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Farms Golf Club.
Flights are available from Memphis International Airport.
Dyersburg Higher Education
Dyersburg State Community College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Union University, Jackson State Community College and the University of Tennessee-Martin.