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Overview

Introduction to Pulaski, Tennessee

Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles county, is 41 miles NW of Huntsville, Alabama and 68 miles S of Nashville, Tennessee.

Pulaski History

Pulaski was named in honor of Kazimierz Pulaski, a colonial army officer for the U.S. during the Revolution. The first election of the city was held on August 19, 1820. The city experienced a number of skirmishes during the American Civil War. It is the birthplace of Ku Klux Klan, which was founded in 1865 by James Crowe, Calvin Jones, John Lester, John Kennedy, Frank McCord and Richard Reed. Pulaski is the county seat of Giles County.

Pulaski and nearby Attractions

  • Green Acres Shopping Center
  • Abernathy Lake
  • Giles County Historical Museum
  • David Crockett State Park
  • Sam Davis Museum
  • Joe Wheeler State Park

Things To Do In Pulaski

Pulaski has numerous parks, including Richland Park, Washington Heights Park, Magazine Road Park, Cave Springs Park, South Patterson Park, Richland Park and North End Park. The Village Square Shopping Center and Green Acres Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. A visit to the Giles County Historical Museum and the Sam Davis Museum may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. The David Crockett State Park and the Joe Wheeler State Park are in the area as well. In addition, the city hosts the Giles County Fair every August.

Pulaski Transportation

Huntsville International is the nearest major airport.

Pulaski Higher Education

Martin Methodist College and the Tennessee Technology Center at Pulaski are the local institutions of higher education. Columbia State Community College, the University of Alabama at Huntsville and John C. Calhoun State Community College also provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,728
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+3,118
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married39%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.7%
Median Earnings25+$24,149
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,429

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,738
% Above Poverty Level74.6%
% Below Poverty Level25.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work4%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$584
Median House Value$96,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40.3%
German9.5%
Irish7.7%
English4%
Scottish1.6%
Italian1.4%
French Except Basque1%
Dutch1%
Polish0.6%
Brazilian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Pulaski Almanac

CategoryValue
County Giles County
Standard Zip Codes38478
Phone Area Codes931
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude35.19
Approximate Longitude-87.03

Pulaski Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPULASKI WATER PLANT
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip56.4 inches
StationMOUNT PLEASANT 1 N
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 73 F
Annual Precip58 inches
StationATHENS 2
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cornersville1,334$51,548
Elkton559$55,000
Ethridge594$30,893
Lawrenceburg10,573$37,009
Lynnville318$40,417
Minor Hill610$45,391

Pulaski Public Libraries

Giles County Public Library
122 SOUTH SECOND STREET
Pulaski, Tennessee
(931) 363-2720

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Pulaski Hospitals

Hillside Hospital
(Proprietary)
1265 East College Street
(931) 363-7531

Pulaski Public Schools

Bridgeforth Middle School
1051 Bridgeforth Cr
ZIP: 38478
(931) 363-7526
Middle
Total Enrollment 390
Giles Co High School
200 Sheila Frost Dr
ZIP: 38478
(931) 363-6532
High
Total Enrollment 860
Pulaski Elementary
606 Cedar La
ZIP: 38478
(931) 363-5233
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Southside Elementary
707 South Cedar La
ZIP: 38478
(931) 424-7005
Primary
Total Enrollment 412

Pulaski Private Schools

Bright Beginnings Christian Preschool
1827 Mill St
ZIP: 38478
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
Lester Christian Academy
625 E Washington St
ZIP: 38478
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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