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Welcome to Germantown ...

The city of Germantown is located in Shelby County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Germantown has a population of 39,225 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Germantown.

Germantown is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Germantown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Germantown is located in the (901) area code.

The ZIP code for Germantown: 38138<4>

Websites for Germantown ...

Official Website:   www.ci.germantown.tn.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.germantownchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Germantown had an population of 39,225 people. This is an increase of 0.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Germantown had a population of 38,844 people. This makes Germantown the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Germantown represents 0.61% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 38,844 people, the population of Germantown increased 4.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 37,348 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Germantown.

Adding Germantown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Germantown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Germantown was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Germantown in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Germantown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Germantown ...

While we believe that this Germantown is located in Shelby County, we know of another 2 Tennessee communities named Germantown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cheatham and Davidson County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 55 communities that are also named Germantown - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (4), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (4), Massachusetts (2), Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (6), Ontario, Pennsylvania (6), South Carolina, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Germantown.

Communities near Germantown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Germantown.

  • Memphis [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
    • Memphis [Shelby County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Germantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 651,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<6>
  • Bartlett [Shelby County]
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    • Bartlett [Shelby County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Germantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bartlett have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartlett<6>
  • Southaven [DeSoto County]
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    • Southaven [DeSoto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Germantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,780 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southaven have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southaven<6>
  • Collierville [Shelby County]
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    • Collierville [Shelby County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Germantown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 51,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collierville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collierville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Olive Branch [DeSoto County]
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      • Olive Branch [DeSoto County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,924 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olive Branch<6>
    • Spring Lake [Shelby County]
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      • Spring Lake [Shelby County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2014: 34,269 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Lake
    • Horn Lake [DeSoto County]
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      • Horn Lake [DeSoto County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 27,272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horn Lake<6>
    • Hernando [DeSoto County]
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      • Hernando [DeSoto County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hernando have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hernando
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hernando<6>
    • Lakeland [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeland
      • Lakeland [Shelby County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,642 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeland<6>
    • Arlington [Shelby County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arlington
      • Arlington [Shelby County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Germantown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,743 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arlington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arlington<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Germantown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Germantown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Germantown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Germantown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Germantown. See our Newspapers Page for Germantown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Germantown ...

Looking for more information about Germantown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Germantown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Germantown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Tennessee

About Shelby County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Germantown: www.ci.germantown.tn.us/

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountytn.gov/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Shelby, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Germantown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Germantown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Germantown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Germantown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Germantown) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Germantown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GermantownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Germantown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0869, Longitude: -89.8106    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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