Beech Bluff, Tennessee

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Beech Bluff, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Beech Bluff, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Beech Bluff, Tennessee
Beech Bluff, Tennessee
Beech Bluff, Tennessee is located in the US
Beech Bluff, Tennessee
Beech Bluff, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°35′47″N 88°37′53″W / 35.59639°N 88.63139°W / 35.59639; -88.63139Coordinates: 35°35′47″N 88°37′53″W / 35.59639°N 88.63139°W / 35.59639; -88.63139
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Madison
Elevation 384 ft (117 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38313
Area code(s) 731
GNIS feature ID 1305050[1]

Beech Bluff is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Tennessee, United States.[1] The area ZIP code is 38313.[2]

Physical Environment[edit]

Beech Bluff is built on deposits of loess which have developed brown or grayish brown silt loam soils. These are mapped as Grenada, Memphis or Lexington series where drainage is good, and Calloway in somewhat poorly drained areas.[3]

History[edit]

A post office was established at Beech Bluff in 1852.[4] The community was named for a grove of beech trees near a bluff.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beech Bluff, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ https://casoilresource.lawr.ucdavis.edu/gmap/
  4. ^ "County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  5. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 15. ISBN 0-253-21478-5.