Obion County

Obion County, Tennessee

2 Bill Burnett Cir
Union City, TN 38261
Phone: (731) 885-3831
Fax: (731) 885-0287

On the northwestern border of TN; organized Oct 24, 1823 from Western District (Indian lands). Name Origin: For the Obion River, which runs through it; from an Indian word meaning either 'many forks or branches,' as of a river, or possibly a personal name

Area (sq mi):: 555.35 (land 544.91; water 10.43) Population per square mile: 59.10
Population 2005: 32,213 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.70%; 1990-2000 2.30% Population 2000: 32,450 (White 87.30%; Black or African American 9.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $17,409; median household $32,764; Population below poverty level: 13.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,338-$24,889
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.20% Median travel time to work: 18.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Union City County seat (10,824)

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    Executive Director, Rob Adcock states, "With less than 10% of the organization's funding coming from Obion County businesses and individual donors, we've been forced to be more creative in finding sources for critical operation expenses.
    In the community, he was previously a member of the Chamber of Commerce at Mountain Home, Obion County and Fulton City.
    The band supper is a fundraising event the grocer hosts to raise money for Obion County Central High School and Union City High School.
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    Obion County Chief Deputy Sheriff Heath Cunningham said: "A teller in the bank recognised her.
    WASHINGTON -- International Association of Fire Fighters General President Harold Schaitberger today issued the following statement on the September 29 fire in Obion County, Tennessee:
    The arrival of 50 animals came in December 2000, the first wild elk to be in Tennessee since they were last reported in Obion County in 1865.
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    University of TN Extension Service, Obion County, Union City, TN
    NASDAQ:TYSNA), the Springdale, Arkansas based food processing company announced today that it will be building a new poultry processing complex in northwestern Tennessee, with the primary operations being centered in Union City and Obion County.
    Tyson, one of the worlds largest food companies, plans to create more than 300 new jobs as part of the expansion in Obion County.