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South Fulton, Tennessee
The W.W. Morris House, a historic site on State Line Road
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Location of South Fulton in Obion County, Tennessee.
Location of South Fulton in Obion County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Obion
Area
 • Total 3.38 sq mi (8.76 km2)
 • Land 3.38 sq mi (8.76 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
351 ft (107 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,245
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,214
 • Density 654.45/sq mi (252.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38257
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-69900
GNIS feature ID 1303727

South Fulton is a city in Obion County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,245 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

South Fulton is located at 36°29′48″N 88°52′45″W / 36.49667°N 88.87917°W / 36.49667; -88.87917 (36.496716, -88.879193).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 284
1890 623 119.4%
1900 455 −27.0%
1910 1,391 205.7%
1920 1,650 18.6%
1930 1,988 20.5%
1940 2,050 3.1%
1950 2,119 3.4%
1960 2,512 18.5%
1970 3,122 24.3%
1980 2,735 −12.4%
1990 2,688 −1.7%
2000 2,517 −6.4%
2010 2,354 −6.5%
2019 (est.) 2,214 −5.9%
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2020 census

South Fulton racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,782 79.38%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 330 14.7%
Native American 6 0.27%
Asian 3 0.13%
Other/Mixed 89 3.96%
Hispanic or Latino 35 1.56%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,245 people, 963 households, and 563 families residing in the city.

Twin City

South Fulton is considered a twin city with Fulton, Kentucky. Together, they used to host the International Banana Festival in celebration of the fact that the twin cities railroad maintained an icing station for a large percentage of bananas en route to northern destinations arriving from New Orleans. A two-ton banana pudding was marched through a parade and served at the end of the parade route.

Recently this Banana Festival was brought back in 2011. In 2012, they had the 50th anniversary of the Banana Festival. This festival occurs towards the end of September and includes the pudding, seller booths, and concessions.

History

South Fulton was first known as Jacksonvile, and was named aptly so since land in the area once belonged to Andrew Jackson. It is recorded that Andrew Jackson sold 1,000 acres (400 hectares) in northeast Weakley County in 1823. Jacksonville existed from about 1859 until 1895 when South Fulton was first chartered.

See also

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