Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

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Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
IUCN category IV (habitat/species management area)
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Map showing the location of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Map showing the location of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge
Map of the United States
LocationBenton, Decatur, Henry, Humphreys counties, Tennessee, United States
Nearest cityNew Johnsonville, Tennessee
Coordinates35°57′N 87°57′W / 35.95°N 87.95°W / 35.95; -87.95Coordinates: 35°57′N 87°57′W / 35.95°N 87.95°W / 35.95; -87.95
Area51,359 acres (207.84 km2)
Established1945
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
WebsiteTennessee National Wildlife Refuge

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge of the United States located along the shores of the Tennessee River in West Tennessee. It was established in 1945 where the impoundment of Kentucky Lake by the Tennessee Valley Authority has created a more-or-less permanent wetlands environment favored by many species of waterfowl. The entire refuge area is 51,359.46 acres (207.84 km²)[1] in three units: From north to south (going upstream) they are Big Sandy (Benton and Henry counties), Duck River (Benton and Humphreys counties), and Busseltown (Decatur County).

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