McNairy County

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McNairy County, Tennessee

County Courthouse Rm 102
Selmer, TN 38375
Phone: (731) 645-3511
Fax: (731) 646-1414

On the southwestern border of TN, southeast of Jackson; organized Oct 8, 1823 from Hardin County. Name Origin: For John McNairy, a judge in U.S. District Court for TN (1797)

Area (sq mi):: 560.84 (land 560.04; water 0.79) Population per square mile: 45.10
Population 2005: 25,285 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 10.00% Population 2000: 24,653 (White 91.60%; Black or African American 6.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 39.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,385; median household $30,154; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,207-$23,607
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 26.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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ABOUT JAMES CAROTHERS A native of McNairy County, Tennessee, home of Walking Tall icon Sheriff Buford Pusser, James spent his boyhood leading the a cappella choir at the local Church of Christ before the family moved out west.
Most of the rest of what you should know about me can be gleaned from my accompanying photograph, which was taken while I was collecting fossils at the Coon Creek Science Center in McNairy County, Tennessee (my "home away from home").