Blackman, Tennessee

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Blackman, Tennessee
Unincorporated Community
Panoramic view of the Blackman Community Club building and grounds at Blackman, an unincorporated community in Rutherford County close to SR 840 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Panoramic view of the Blackman Community Club building and grounds at Blackman, an unincorporated community in Rutherford County close to SR 840 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Blackman, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Blackman, Tennessee
Blackman, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°52′31″N 86°29′54″W / 35.87528°N 86.49833°W / 35.87528; -86.49833Coordinates: 35°52′31″N 86°29′54″W / 35.87528°N 86.49833°W / 35.87528; -86.49833
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Rutherford
Founded by Alfred Blackman
Elevation 600 ft (200 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 615
GNIS feature ID 1305271[1]
Website blackmancommunityclub.com

Blackman is an unincorporated community in Rutherford County, Tennessee, near the city of Murfreesboro.[1] The community was founded in 1808. It was originally called Blackman's Shop. By the time of the Civil War, it had a store, doctor's offices, a school, and churches.[2] The Blackman post office was established in 1898. It was later merged into the Murfreesboro post office and is located in zip codes 37128 and 37129. The community celebrated its 200th birthday at the annual Blackman Barbecue at Blackman Middle School.

The Blackman area is home to three Rutherford County Schools: Blackman High School, Blackman Middle School, and Blackman Elementary School.

In April 2009, the Blackman area was struck by an EF4 tornado. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, and many more were heavily damaged.

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