Only, Tennessee

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Only, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Only, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Only, Tennessee
Only, Tennessee
Only, Tennessee is located in the US
Only, Tennessee
Only, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°51′42″N 87°41′30″W / 35.86167°N 87.69167°W / 35.86167; -87.69167Coordinates: 35°51′42″N 87°41′30″W / 35.86167°N 87.69167°W / 35.86167; -87.69167
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hickman
Elevation 453 ft (138 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37140
Area code(s) 931
GNIS feature ID 1296439[1]

Only is an unincorporated community in Hickman County, Tennessee, United States. Only is located on Tennessee State Route 229 near Tennessee State Route 50 and Interstate 40, 13.9 miles (22.4 km) west-northwest of Centerville.[2] Only has a post office with ZIP code 37140.[3][4]


The origin of the place name Only is obscure. Some state its name is derived from the Lonlly family of pioneer settlers, while others believe the name refers to a store owner who was always heard to describe his prices as "only five cents", etc.[5]


  1. ^ "Only". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Hickman County, Tennessee General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2006. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-253-21478-5.