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County Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Shelby County are Arlington, Barretville, Bartlett, Benjestown, Brunswick, Capleville, Collierville, Cordova, Eads, Egypt, Ellendale, Fisherville, Germantown, Lakeland, Lenow, Memphis, Millington, Raleigh, Rosemark

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Shelby County is located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 927,644. It is largest of the state's 95 counties, both in terms of population and geographic area. Its county seat is Memphis, a port on the Mississippi River and the second most populous city in Tennessee. The county was named for Governor Isaac Shelby (1750–1826) of Kentucky. Shelby County is part of the Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River. Located within the Mississippi Delta, the county was developed as a center of cotton plantations in the antebellum era, and cotton continued as an important commodity crop well into the 20th century. The economy has become more diversified.