Weakley County, Tennessee facts for kids
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Weakley County Courthouse in Dresden
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
|Founded||October 21, 1823|
|Named for||Robert Weakley|
|• Total||582 sq mi (1,510 km2)|
|• Land||580 sq mi (1,500 km2)|
|• Water||1.4 sq mi (4 km2) 0.2%%|
|• Density||56.5/sq mi (21.8/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Weakley County is a county located in the northwest of the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,021. Its county seat is Dresden, and its largest city is Martin, the home of the University of Tennessee at Martin. The county was established by the Tennessee General Assembly on October 21, 1823, and is named for U.S. Congressman Robert Weakley (1764–1845). Weakley County comprises the Martin, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Weakley County was established in 1823. The county was the state's largest corn producer during the 19th century, though soybeans became the county's leading crop in the latter half of the 20th century.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 582 square miles (1,510 km2), of which 580 square miles (1,500 km2) is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) (0.2%) is water. The North Fork of the Obion River flows through the northern half of the county, the Middle Fork flows across the central portion of the county, and the South Fork flows across the southern part of the county. The Obion is a tributary of the Mississippi River.
- Hickman County, Kentucky (northwest)
- Graves County, Kentucky (north)
- Henry County (east)
- Carroll County (southeast)
- Gibson County (southwest)
- Obion County (west)
State protected areas
- Bean Switch Refuge
- Big Cypress Tree State Natural Area
- Big Cypress Tree State Park
- Harts Mill Wetland Wildlife Management Area (part)
- Obion River Wildlife Management Area (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,593||7.88%|
|Hispanic or Latino||905||2.75%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 32,902 people, 13,640 households, and 8,677 families residing in the county.
Weakley County Schools
School District website - http://www.weakleyschools.com/
|School Name||Team Mascot||School Colors||School Website|
|Dresden Elementary School||Lions||Black, Gold||http://www.des.weakleyschools.com/|
|Dresden Middle School||Lions||Black/Gold||http://www.dms.weakleyschools.com/|
|Dresden High School||Lions||Black/Gold||http://www.dhs.weakleyschools.com/|
|Martin Elementary School||Chargers||Blue/White||http://www.mes.weakleyschools.com/|
|Martin Middle School||Chargers||Blue/White||http://www.mms.weakleyschools.com/|
|Martin Primary School||N/A||Blue/Yellow||http://www.mps.weakleyschools.com/|
|Westview High School||Chargers||Royal Blue/Yellow Gold||http://www.whs.weakleyschools.com/|
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