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Chapel Hill, Tennessee
Chapel hill tn street scene.jpg
Moving forward with strong tradition
Location in Marshall County and the state of Tennessee.
Location in Marshall County and the state of Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Marshall
Settled 1808
Incorporated 1849
 • Type Mayor and Board of Aldermen
 • Total 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
692 ft (211 m)
 • Total 1,445
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-12880
GNIS feature ID 1269440

Chapel Hill is a town in northeastern Marshall County, Tennessee, United States. The town was named after Chapel Hill, North Carolina by settlers from that area. The population was 1,445 as of the 2010 census.


Chapel Hill is located at 35°37′41″N 86°41′46″W / 35.62806°N 86.69611°W / 35.62806; -86.69611 (35.628154, -86.696203). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all of it land.


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Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 112
1930 377
1940 391 3.7%
1950 603 54.2%
1960 630 4.5%
1970 752 19.4%
1980 861 14.5%
1990 833 −3.3%
2000 943 13.2%
2010 1,445 53.2%
Est. 2015 1,467 1.5%

As of the census of 2000, there were 944 people, 398 households, and 278 families residing in the town. The population density was 689.3 people per square mile (265.8/km²). There were 430 housing units at an average density of 314.1 per square mile (120.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.7% White, 2.7% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.7% of the population.

Chapel hill tn town hall
Chapel Hill Town Hall

There were 398 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.3% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.8% were non-families. 27.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the town, the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $38,173, and the median income for a family was $45,521. Males had a median income of $36,000 versus $24,286 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,283. About 4.6% of families and 8.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.9% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.


Henry Horton State Park

Henry Horton State Park is located near Chapel Hill, along the Duck River on the former estate of the late Henry Hollis Horton, 36th governor of Tennessee. The park includes the Buford Ellington Golf Course, hiking trails, playground, cabins, picnic facilities, trap and skeet range, conference facilities, restaurant, and both Olympic-sized and children's swimming pools. Activities also include camping, canoeing, volleyball, disc golf, baseball, basketball, and tennis.


  • Step Back in Time at Henry Horton State Park (September) - See antique farm equipment in action, tractor parade, candle making, making of lye soap, craft booths, long hunters, music and much more.
  • Middle Tennessee Small Band Championship - hosted by the Forrest High School Rocket Band of Blue.
  • Chapel Hill Christmas Parade

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