Area Code 931

Where Is Area Code 931?

Updated: November 25th 2018

Area code 931 is the area code for the portion of Tennessee known as Middle Tennessee. Area code 931 is located in the Central Time Zone and covers 30 counties of Tennessee. Area code 931 was put into service in 1997 and was created from a split of area code 615.

Located in Middle Tennessee, Clarksville is the fifth most populous city in the state and the county seat of Montgomery County. Clarksville is situated at the confluence of the Cumberland River and Red River and lies roughly 50 miles northwest of Nashville. Clarksville is the principal central city of the Clarksville metropolitan area and is currently one of the top five fastest-growing cities in Tennessee. Going back in history, Spanish explorers first visited Tennessee in 1539, which was inhabited by the Chickasaw, the Choctaw, and the Muscogee and Yuchi people. As more European colonists settled into the area, the native populations were forced out and forced to march to Indian Territory west of Arkansas; this was known as the Trail of Tears. In 1790, the Legislature of North Carolina decided that federal lands were to be used to repay soldiers that served under General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. As a result, Clarksville was platted in 1784 and incorporated as a town the following year; it was named after military leader George Rogers Clark. During the early 19th century, educational institutions were established, along with roads, bridges, and railroads. Many slaves resided in Clarksville due to the tobacco industry, one of the major commodity crops in the state. Clarksville continued to prosper until the Great Fire of 1878, which destroyed half of downtown Clarksville. Downtown Clarksville was devastated again in 1999 by an F3 tornado. Today Clarksville has a population of 132,929 and the racial makeup of the city is 65.6% White, 23.2% African American, 9.3% Hispanic, and 2.3% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Clarksville is a dangerous city to reside in. Clarksville is home to the Austin Peay State University, the fastest-growing university in Tennessee. Points of interest in the city include the Liberty Park, the Dunbar Cave State Park, the McGregor Park Riverwalk, the Fort Defiance Civil War Park & Interpretive Center, and the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center.

Cookeville is a city in the Upper Cumberland Region of Middle Tennessee and the county seat of Putnam County. Cookeville is the largest micropolitan area in Tennessee and lies roughly 80 miles east of Nashville. Cookeville has a humid subtropical climate, characterized by hot, humid summers and mild, cool winters. Going back in history, Putnam County was established in 1842; due to legality of the original establishment, the county was re-established in 1854. During that same year, the land for the new county seat was purchased from Charles Crook and used to found Cookeville; it was named after Tennessee Senator Richard Fielding Cooke.

Today Cookeville has a population of 30,435 and the racial makeup of the city is 87.9% White, 7.0% Hispanic, 3.4% African American, and 2.0% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Cookeville is a dangerous city to reside in.

Much of the economy is centered on manufacturing while other sectors include retail trade, health care, and education. The three state parks in the city offer recreational activities such as hiking, camping, and picnicking. Points of interest in the city include the Cummins Falls State Park, the Cookeville Depot Museum, the Cookeville History Museum, the Cookeville Children's Museum, and the Cookeville Performing Arts Center.

Major Cities In Area Code 931

Clarksville

Spring Hill

Columbia

Cookeville

Shelbyville

Shelbyville is a city in Middle Tennessee and the county seat of Bedford County. Shelbyville has a population of 20,335 and the racial makeup of the city is 68.3% White, 20.30% Hispanic, 14.1% African American, and 0.7% Asian (2010 Census). Unfortunately Shelbyville is a dangerous city to reside in. Shelbyville is best known for being the hub of the Tennessee Walking Horse industry; the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has been held in the city since 1939 and is the largest show for the Tennessee Walking Horse. Shelbyville has been crowned “The Pencil City” because it was once a center of wood-cased pencil manufacturing; the city is still a site for manufacturing writing instruments.




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