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Chapel Hill, Tennessee
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Moving forward with strong tradition
Location of Chapel Hill in Marshall County, Tennessee.
Location of Chapel Hill in Marshall County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Marshall
Settled 1808
Incorporated 1849
 • Type Mayor and Board of Aldermen
 • Total 3.17 sq mi (8.20 km2)
 • Land 3.17 sq mi (8.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
692 ft (211 m)
 • Total 1,717
 • Estimate 
 • Density 485.94/sq mi (187.60/km2)
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 1,717 as of the 2020 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.


  • Caney Springs
  • Holts Corner
  • Laws Hill
  • Farmington
  • Verona

Nearby cities and towns


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%
2019 (est.) 1,538 6.4%

2020 census

Chapel Hill racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,520 88.53%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 64 3.73%
Native American 5 0.29%
Other/Mixed 48 2.8%
Hispanic or Latino 80 4.66%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,717 people, 660 households, and 396 families residing in the town.


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

Other points of interest


Chapel hill tn postoffice
Chapel Hill Post Office


  • Electricity - Duck River Electric Membership
  • Gas - Horton Highway Utility District
  • Telephone - United Telephone
  • Water - Town of Chapel Hill, Marshall County Board of Public Utilities




  • Forrest School [1] - 7-12

Higher education

  • Columbia State Community College, Columbia, TN; Lewisburg, TN
  • Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology - Pulaski, Lewisburg, TN

Notable people

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest - Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan figure
  • Henry Horton - Governor of Tennessee from 1927 to 1933
  • Grady Martin - Guitarist and session musician
  • Mike Minor - Major League Baseball pitcher with the Kansas City Royals.
  • Claude Osteen - Former Major League Baseball pitcher/coach

See also

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