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Overview

Introduction to Martin, Tennessee

Martin, Tennessee, in Weakley county, is 50 miles N of Jackson, Tennessee and 106 miles NE of Memphis, Tennessee.

Martin History

Martin was established in 1873. The area was at that time the point of intersection between the Mississippi Central Railroad and the Northwestern and Nashville Railroad. The original settlement was named Green Briar Glade, due to the bramble briars and scrubby timber in the area. After the completion of the Central Illinois Railroad in 1873, the city was renamed Frost Depot. Later on, the name of town was changed to Martin, after William Martin.

Martin and nearby Attractions

  • Obion County Museum
  • Big Oak Tree State Park
  • Reelfoot Lake State Park
  • New Madrid Historical Museum
  • Big Cypress Tree State Park
  • Columbus Belmont State Park

Things To Do In Martin

Virginia Weldon Park, Rotary Field, Big Oak Tree State Park and Columbus Belmont State Park offer facilities for outdoor recreation. The Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge is also a notable location in the area. Local churches include the Martin Church of Christ, Central Baptist Church and the Miles Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Martin Transportation

Memphis International is the nearest major airport.

Martin Higher Education

The University of Tennessee is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby institutions are Union University, John A Logan College and Murray State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,989
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+4,571
Age of the Population24

Families

% of people married31.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.5%
Median Earnings25+$26,909
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,523

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,412
% Above Poverty Level69.2%
% Below Poverty Level30.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$556
Median House Value$125,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)32.8%
English10.7%
Irish8.9%
German8.6%
French Except Basque1.8%
Scottish1.3%
African1.2%
Italian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Polish0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
US/American0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Swedish0.1%
South African0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Russian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Martin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Weakley County
Standard Zip Codes38237
Company Zip Codes38238
Phone Area Codes731
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.34
Approximate Longitude-88.85

Martin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARTIN UNIV OF TENN BRA
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationDRESDEN
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip54.8 inches
StationNEWBERN
Distance28 miles
Jan Temp26 to 44 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip52.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dresden2,882$51,417
Greenfield2,141$46,667
Rives248$52,000
Sharon978$35,583
South Fulton2,377$38,125
Union City10,621$41,427

Martin Public Libraries

C. E. Weldon Public Library
100 MAIN STREET
Martin, Tennessee
(731) 587-3148

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Martin Hospitals

Volunteer Community Hospital
(Proprietary)
161 Mount Pelia Road
(731) 587-4261
Healthsouth Cane Creek Rehabilitation Center
(Proprietary)
180 Mt. Pelia Road
(731) 587-4231

Martin Public Schools

Martin Elementary
300 South College St
ZIP: 38237
(731) 587-2290
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Martin Middle School
700 Fowler Rd
ZIP: 38237
(731) 587-2346
Middle
Total Enrollment 424
Martin Primary
215 South College St
ZIP: 38237
(731) 587-9033
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Westview High School
8161 Highway 45
ZIP: 38237
(731) 587-4202
High
Total Enrollment 617
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