Shelby County, Tennessee

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Shelby County
Shelby County Courthouse
Shelby County Courthouse
Map of Tennessee highlighting Shelby County
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°11′N 89°53′W / 35.18°N 89.89°W / 35.18; -89.89
Country United States
State Tennessee
FoundedNovember 24, 1819
Named forIsaac Shelby[1]
SeatMemphis
Largest cityMemphis
Area
 • Total785 sq mi (2,030 km2)
 • Land763 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Water22 sq mi (60 km2)  2.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2019)
937,166[2]
 • Density1,194/sq mi (461/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional districts8th, 9th
Websitewww.shelbycountytn.gov

Shelby County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. The estimated population for 2016 was 970,221. Memphis is its county seat.

References[change | change source]

  1. Edward F. Williams III, "Shelby County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 31 March 2013.
  2. "U.S. Census website". Census.gov. Retrieved July 20, 2019.