Dyer is a city in Gibson County, Tennessee. The population was 2,406 at the 2000 census. Dyer was originally known as Peck's Switch, a name given by railroad workers in the early days of rail.
Tornado of April 2, 2006
Dyer was hit directly by an F3 tornado on April 2, 2006, which devastated the town and left 15 people dead. Early estimates were that over 1,500 homes were destroyed in Dyer and other areas of Gibson County. Of the 15 people who died, five were in the nearby town of Bradford, including a family of four. Two died just east of Rutherford. The remaining deaths were in Dyer County, about 15 miles west of Dyer.
The annual Dyer Station Celebration is held during the week of the Fourth of July each year. The celebration was started with the hard work of Johnny McIlwain to honor the memory of his aunt, Mrs. Georgia Ellis, Dyer's first female alderman. Events include fireworks, singings, carnival, card tournaments, pet show, parade, street dance, talent show, etc. There is something to do each day and night during the week long celebration.
WWKF-FM 99.3 "Today's Best Music with Ace & TJ in the Morning"
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Tri-City Reporter A weekly publication covering the towns of Dyer, Rutherford and Yorkville. The offices of the Tri-City Reporter are on Main Street in Dyer, TN.
City of Dyer (Official Website)