Place:Shelby, Tennessee, United States

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NameShelby
Alt namesShelbysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates35.2°N 89.867°W
Located inTennessee, United States     (1819 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is the state's largest both in terms of population and geographic area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 927,644. Its county seat is Memphis.

Shelby County is part of the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area, which comprises ten counties in the three states of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Shelby County was named for Governor Isaac Shelby (1750–1826) of Kentucky.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1819 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1821 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1881 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1820 364
1830 5,648
1840 14,721
1850 31,157
1860 48,092
1870 76,378
1880 78,430
1890 112,740
1900 153,557
1910 191,439
1920 223,216
1930 306,482
1940 358,250
1950 482,393
1960 627,019
1970 722,014
1980 777,113
1990 826,330

Research Tips

External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Shelby County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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