Carthage, Tennessee

town in Tennessee, USA

Carthage is a town in and the county seat of Smith County, Tennessee, United States; it is part of the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area.[6] The population was 2,306 at the 2010 census.[7]

Carthage, Tennessee
Smith County Courthouse in Carthage
Smith County Courthouse in Carthage
Location of Carthage in Smith County, Tennessee.
Location of Carthage in Smith County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°15′18″N 85°56′57″W / 36.25500°N 85.94917°W / 36.25500; -85.94917
CountryUnited States
Named forAncient Carthage[2]
 • Total2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Land2.9 sq mi (7.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
515 ft (157 m)
 • Total2,306
 • Estimate 
 • Density807/sq mi (311.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)615
FIPS code47-11280[4]
GNIS feature ID1279827[5]


  1. Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  2. Larry Miller, Tennessee Place Names (Indiana University Press, 2001), p. 39.
  3. Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities and Counties Archived 2014-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, State of Tennessee official website, 14 July 2011. Retrieved: 6 December 2013.
  4. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Carthage town, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 25, 2013.