Ripley, Tennessee facts for kids
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City Square in Ripley, September 2013
The Rip, Rip-Town, Lil' Memphis
"Come see what's growing on"
Location of Ripley in Lauderdale County, Tennessee.
|Named for||Eleazer Ripley|
|• Total||12.91 sq mi (33.42 km2)|
|• Land||12.87 sq mi (33.33 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.10 km2)|
|Elevation||446 ft (136 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||602.50/sq mi (232.63/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1299470|
Ripley is located at(35.743115, -89.533872).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33 km2), of which 12.8 square miles (33 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.31%) is water.
Ripley is located on the southeastern edge of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, an area with a high earthquake risk.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||4,575||58.65%|
|Hispanic or Latino||182||2.33%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 7,800 people, 3,269 households, and 2,097 families residing in the city.
- Ripley Middle School
- Ripley Primary School
- Ripley Elementary School
- Ripley High School
- Abundant Life Christian School
- First Apostolic Academy
- Gateway Christian School
- Tennessee Technology Center-Ripley
- University of Tennessee-Martin, Ripley Campus
In 2009, Ripley appeared on Newsmax magazine's list of the "Top 25 Most Uniquely American Cities and Towns," a piece written by current CBS News travel editor Peter Greenberg. In determining his ranking, Greenberg cited the city's extensive involvement in the National Defense University program. According to the article, Ripley is one of the first stops for military students in the program and is also "the only site where students stay with families and are immersed in the American lifestyle."
- Whitefield Assembly of God
- Maranatha Baptist Church
- Victory Baptist Church
- Asbury United Methodist Church
- Ave Maria Catholic Church
- Calvary Hill Baptist Church
- Curve Baptist Church
- First Apostolic Church
- First Assembly of God
- First Baptist Church
- First United Methodist Church
- Grace Baptist Church
- Holly Grove Baptist Church
- Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses
- Mary's Chapel Baptist Church
- New Beginnings Christian Center
- Walnut Grove Baptist Church
- Whitefield Assembly of God
- Immanuel Episcopal Church
- Macedonia Baptist Church
- Ripley Church of God
- Ripley Church of Christ
- Spiller Hill Church of God In Christ
- Gospel Rock Holiness Church
- Olive Branch Baptist Church
- Spirit of Deliverance Ministries
- Lightfoot Methodist Church
- Abundant Life Assembly of God
- Central Community Church
Recreation and fitness
Ripley parks and recreation
Ripley Park, also known as Ripley Pool and Waterslide, is located at 200 Mary Robert. Its facilities include: pool with water slide, playground equipment, seven pavilions that require reservations, grills, 4 athletic field complex, 4 state of the art tennis courts, 1.1 mile walking trail, large grassy areas parking, restrooms, and the park office.
W.G.L. Rice Park is located south of Downtown Ripley, Tennessee. The park has a baseball/softball field, soccer field, tennis court, basketball court, two playgrounds, and a partial walking trail. Rice Park is the oldest city park in Ripley. The land for the park was donated in the early 1900s through a gift by the Rice Family and is noted for its historic Labor Day Celebration.
As one of the six cities selected in Tennessee for downtown revitalization, extensive work is being done around the town square and adjacent areas. Work began in the fall of 2008 and the courthouse square was completed in May 2010.
- Romel Andrews, football player
- Sleepy John Estes, blues guitarist
- Ramon Foster, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman
- U. L. Gooch, aviator and member of the Kansas Senate (1993-2004)
- Ray King, MLB pitcher 1999–2008
- Hosea T. Lockard, jurist
- Miles O'Keeffe, Hollywood actor
- Speech, rapper and hip-hop artist
- Peetie Wheatstraw, blues musician
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