Monday, February 11, 2013
Bartlett is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and part of the Memphis metropolitan area. The population was 54,613 at the 2010 U.S. Census.
The community from which the city of Bartlett grew was first called Union Depot and Green Bottom. It was the last major way station in Tennessee along the stagecoach route from Nashville westward and came into being about 1830. When the Memphis & Ohio Railroad took the place of the stages, Bartlett continued as a depot. This was a farming community, with major plantations along Stage Road.
In 1866, with a population of less than 100, the city was officially incorporated and the name changed to Bartlett. Upon incorporation, Bryan Wither was named the city's inaugural mayor. It was named for Major Gabriel M. Bartlett, a planter, whose homeplace was located on the old Raleigh-Somerville Road (Stage Road) at the present location of Bartlett Station Plaza.
Bartlett is located at 35°13′23″N 89°50′28″W (35.222990, -89.841170), adjacent to the northeastern boundary of Memphis.
According to the City of Bartlett, the city limits encompass a total area of 23.42 square miles (60.7 km2). The annexation reserves of the city extend another 20.54 square miles (53.2 km2).
Bartlett's public school system is part of the Shelby County Schools. While Kate Bond Elementary School has a Bartlett address, it is in an unincorporated area and therefore not in the corporate limits of Bartlett. In addition, Kate Bond is a part of Memphis City Schools, not Shelby County Schools.
Bartlett High School
Bolton High School
Arlington High School
Appling Middle School
Bon Lin Middle School (Opened 2008)
Elmore Park Middle School
Shadowlawn Middle School
Altruria Elementary School
Bartlett Elementary School
Bon Lin Elementary School
Ellendale Elementary School
Oak Elementary School
Rivercrest Elementary School
Bartlett Baptist Pre-School Kin
St. Ann Elementary School
In existence since about 1829, Bartlett was incorporated in 1866 and remained a small town for another 100 years. From the "old" town of only 508 people at Stage Road and the railroad in 1960, Bartlett grew rapidly in the 1970s and 1980s both through new residents and through annexation, primarily to the east and north, to over 54,000 people today. In 2007, it was the ninth largest city in Tennessee.
In 2007 Money magazine listed it as one of the best 100 places to live in the United States. It ranked 95th out of 100.
Places of Interest
Nicholas Gotten House
Nicholas Gotten House
The Nicholas Gotten House is located at 2969 Court Street. It houses the Bartlett Museum, a local history museum operated by the Bartlett Historical Society. The white frame structure was built by Nicholas Gotten in 1871 in the New England saltbox style. A saltbox is a wooden frame house with a long, pitched roof that slopes down to the back.
Recreation and fitness center
Entrance to Bartlett Recreation Center
The Bartlett Recreation Center is a 55,000 sq ft (5,100 m2) facility that was completed in August 2000. The recreation center is located at 7700 Flaherty Place directly behind the Bartlett Police Station. The recreation center is a popular place amongst the people of Bartlett with its swimming pool, racquetball courts, basketball courts, running track, and workout rooms. Since its opening the recreation center has done remarkably well and required no help from the city to remain open.
Performing Arts & Conference Center
The Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center, also known as BPACC, was finished in 1999 where it held its first show by Art Garfunkel. BPACC is located at 3663 Appling Road, directly across the street from the Bartlett Police Station and Appling Middle School. The facility is not limited to performances but can be rented out for other events such as seminars or business meetings.
City of Bartlett official website
Bartlett Recreation & Fitness Center
Bartlett Performing Arts & Conference Center
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