Dyer County

Dyer County, Tennessee

PO Box 1360
Dyersburg, TN 38025
Phone: (731) 286-7814
Fax: (731) 288-7719
www.co.dyer.tn.us

On northwestern border of TN, northwest of Jackson; organized Oct 16, 1823 from Western District (Indian lands). Name Origin: For Robert H. Dyer, a prominent fighter in the Indian wars

Area (sq mi):: 526.48 (land 510.50; water 15.98) Population per square mile: 74.10
Population 2005: 37,829 State rank: 40 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 7.00% Population 2000: 37,279 (White 84.80%; Black or African American 12.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.30%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 36.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,451; median household $32,788; Population below poverty level: 15.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,372-$25,047
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.20% Median travel time to work: 19.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.30%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dyersburg County seat (17,406)

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    His land lay to the east of the Mississippi River in what would become Dyer County a decade later.
    Kendra Turner, a senior of Dyer County High School, was suspended as she said "bless you" to her friend who had sneezed.
    (Bud) Cooper, Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 573-225-1050 or william.cooper@mshp.dps.mo.gov; Investigator Chris Hensley, New Madrid, Missouri, Sheriff's Department, at 573-748-2516; Investigator Terry McCreight, Dyer County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Office, at 731-285-2802, extension 112 or tmccreight@co.dyertn.us; or the FBI's Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) at 800-634-4097 or vicap@leo.gov.
    Garabedian and others in the Circuit Court of Dyer County, alleging negligence and medical malpractice.
    Doctor Friedman, from Dyer County, told us Franklin was smart, but couldn't control his muscles.
    He was reelected by a wide margin in 2004 and is the first Republican in state history elected to represent Dyer County in the Tennessee General Assembly.
    Dyersburg State Community College in Dyersburg, Tenn., will receive grants resulting from the Dyer County and Dyersburg City governments joining together to create a program called The Dyer County Promise.
    Local emergency officials reported eight deaths in west Tennessee's Dyer County, and three in neighbouring Gibson County, said Kurt Pickering, spokesman for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.
    The Dyer County grand jury also concluded that police had acted properly.