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About Newbern, TN

Whether you are moving to Newbern, TN, visiting, or just passing through, you can find everything from schools, churches, and parks to a rich history and a vibrant community.

Newbern is a city of about 3,000 people in Northwest, TN. It is located about 1.5 hours north of Memphis and 2.5 hours west of Nashville, and it's just a 30-minute drive to both Reelfoot Lake and the Discovery Park of America. It is also in close proximity to the Mississippi River.

Our history dates back to 1844, when the first-known settlers arrived in the area. Shortly after, the first home and store were erected by Owen Philley. It is believed that Newbern is named after his birthplace, New Bern, NC.

Since then, our city has experienced great growth in its population and education system. We have access to all levels of education with our three schools and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, altogether boasting about 2,500 in enrollment.

Several things make Newbern unique. First, our daytime population swells due to the industries that are located here, turning Newbern into a bustling community. We are home to Tyson, SRG Global, Rough Country, Westlake Pipe and Fittings, and Danfoss Power Solutions. Also, located in our historic depot, we have an Amtrak station, which makes us one of only two stops in Tennessee. The trains make two passenger stops a day. Learn more about our trains

Our city offers multiple parks and recreation to help promote our residents' health and wellness. With our golf course, ball fields, walking trails, and dog park, we have something for everyone. For the competitive-minded, we have several youth sports leagues.

We also offer a way to get connected in our town through four annual events. These include the Depot Days, Smoke on the Rails, Halloween Downtown, and the Christmas Parade. 

Downtown Newbern features the Historic Depot, City Hall, and many businesses. As part of a revitalization effort, a new City Hall was recently built and a streetscape improvement project, including new sidewalks and lighting, was completed. 

Our city makes dealing with taxes and utilities as pleasant of an experience as possible. We have a low tax burden, with a 1.3145% property rate, and utilities can be found in a one-stop-shop, improving efficiency when dealing with the city.

Newbern is also home to many houses of worship. For out more about our churches.

To learn more about our town, call us now at (731) 627-3221.

  • Downtown Newbern
    Downtown Newbern

    Downtown Newbern is home to a uniquely built town Triangle, a Historic Depot serving the Amtrak line, and a newly constructed City Hall.

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  • Triangle

    While most cities have a courthouse square, downtown Newbern is uniquely situated on a triangle.

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  • Historic Depot
    Historic Depot

    Recognized in the National Register of Historic Places, The Historic Depot in downtown Newbern serves as both a railroad museum and an Amtrak station, one of only two in the state of Tennessee.

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  • Depot Days
    Depot Days

    The city of Newbern celebrates the long-running history of its railroad during the Depot Days.

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  • Amtrak Info
    Amtrak Info

    One of only two Amtrak stations in Tennessee is located in our Historic Depot in Newbern.

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  • City Facility Rentals
    City Facility Rentals

    While use of the Pavilion is free, the City of Newbern rents two facilities for both recreational and educational purposes to the public.

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