Minor Hill, Tennessee
|Minor Hill, Tennessee|
SR 11 in Minor Hill
|Motto: "A Friendly Place To Visit - A Great Place To Live"|
Location of Minor Hill in Giles County, Tennessee.
|• Mayor||Tracy Wilburn|
|• Vice Mayor||Larry Johnson|
|• Total||1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)|
|• Land||1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||886 ft (270 m)|
|• Estimate (2016)||519|
|• Density||340/sq mi (130/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1294062|
Minor Hill is named for Joseph Minor, an early settler in the area. A later owner of the Minor tract donated part of it for the establishment of a school, church, and cemetery in the mid-19th century. A post office was established in 1870, and the city incorporated that same year.
On November 19, 1863, during the Civil War, Confederate scout Sam Davis was captured at Minor Hill. He was taken to Pulaski, where he was executed eight days later. A monument to Davis now stands in Minor Hill at the site where he was captured.
Minor Hill is located at  The city is situated atop a hill that rises nearly 200 feet (61 m) above the West Fork Shoal Creek Valley, which passes just to the east, in southwestern Giles County. State Route 11 passes through the city, connecting it to Pulaski to the northeast and Lauderdale County, Alabama, to the southwest (the road becomes Alabama State Route 207 at the state line).(35.038466, -87.171135).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 437 people, 181 households, and 129 families residing in the city. The population density was 275.2 people per square mile (106.1/km²). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 126.0 per square mile (48.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.63% White, 0.46% African American, 0.23% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.
There were 181 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 18.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,625, and the median income for a family was $30,714. Males had a median income of $26,645 versus $23,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,373. About 14.5% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.
Points of interest
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Minor Hill city, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved October 31, 2011.
- "Community History," Giles County website. Accessed: 31 October 2016.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
- "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
- Media related to Minor Hill, Tennessee at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website
- Municipal Technical Advisory Service entry for Minor Hill — information on local government, elections, and link to charter