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Blackman is an unincorporated community in Rutherford County, Tennessee, located along the west side of the city of Murfreesboro.[1] The community was founded in 1808 and was originally named Blackman's Shop. By the time of the Civil War, it had a store, doctor's offices, a school, and churches.[2] The Blackman post office was established in 1898. It was later merged into the Murfreesboro post office and is located in zip codes 37128 and 37129. The community celebrated its 200th birthday at the annual Blackman Barbecue at Blackman Middle School.

Blackman, Tennessee
Unincorporated Community
Panoramics view of the Blackman Community Club building and grounds at Blackman, an unincorporated community in Rutherford County close to Interstate 840 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Panoramics view of the Blackman Community Club building and grounds at Blackman, an unincorporated community in Rutherford County close to Interstate 840 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Blackman, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Blackman, Tennessee
Blackman, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°52′31″N 86°29′54″W / 35.87528°N 86.49833°W / 35.87528; -86.49833Coordinates: 35°52′31″N 86°29′54″W / 35.87528°N 86.49833°W / 35.87528; -86.49833
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyRutherford
Founded byAlfred Blackman
Elevation
600 ft (200 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)615
GNIS feature ID1305271[1]
Websiteblackmancommunityclub.com

The Blackman area is home to three Rutherford County Schools: Blackman High School, Blackman Middle School, and Blackman Elementary School.

In April 2009, the Blackman area was struck by an EF4 tornado. Hundreds of homes were destroyed, and many more were heavily damaged.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Blackman, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Haynes, Bessie Lee Batey (1976). "Blackman Community Club - Blackman History". Retrieved 13 September 2013.