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Overview

Introduction to McKenzie, Tennessee

McKenzie, Tennessee, in Carroll county, is 39 miles NE of Jackson, Tennessee and 96 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee.

McKenzie History

McKenzie was originally inhabited by the Chickasaw Indian Tribe. The first settlers came to the area in the early 1800s. 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.

Mckenzie Almanac

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Mckenzie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHUNTINGDON WATER PLANT
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 43 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches
StationMARTIN UNIV OF TENN BRA
Distance23.9 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
StationLEXINGTON
Distance34 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atwood923$39,028
Gleason1,327$44,539
Henry505$37,917
Huntingdon3,959$48,725
McLemoresville333$44,750
Trezevant804$35,938

Mckenzie Public Schools

Mckenzie Elementary
165 Brooks Av
ZIP: 38201
(731) 352-5272
Primary
Total Enrollment 546
Mckenzie High School
23292 Highway 22
ZIP: 38201
(731) 352-2133
High
Total Enrollment 411
Mckenzie Middle School
80 West Woodrow Av
ZIP: 38201
(731) 352-2792
Middle
Total Enrollment 411
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