Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge

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Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge, Haywood County, TN
Map showing the location of Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
Location Haywood and Hardeman counties Tennessee, United States
Nearest city Brownsville, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°30′00″N 89°13′00″W / 35.50000°N 89.21667°W / 35.50000; -89.21667Coordinates: 35°30′00″N 89°13′00″W / 35.50000°N 89.21667°W / 35.50000; -89.21667
Area 11,556 acres (46.77 km2)
Established 1964
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
http://www.fws.gov/hatchie/

Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge is an area of swampy bottomland consisting of a portion of the floodplain of the Hatchie River in West Tennessee, covering 11,556 acres (4,677 ha) in southern Haywood County and central Hardeman County. It is a rich environment for aquatic life and waterfowl. The refuge is bisected by both Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 70 and hence passed through by almost all motor vehicle traffic between Nashville and Memphis.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service.