Bartlett, located about 15 miles from downtown Memphis, is a well-kept suburb that is home to numerous families. In 2007, Money Magazine listed the Bartlett as one of the 100 best places to live. Residents enjoy annual family-friendly local events like the Bartlett Celebration, Fireworks Extravaganza and Bartlett Christmas Parade.
Originally called Union Depot, Bartlett began as a farming community along the stagecoach route from Nashville. In 1866, with a population of less than 100, the city was officially incorporated and the name changed to Bartlett.
The Bartlett Performing Arts Center (BPAC) was finished in 1999 and is used as a performance and event space. Residents also enjoy the Bartlett Recreation Center, which has a swimming pool, racquetball courts, a running track and workout rooms.
Location: 15 miles northeast of downtown Memphis
Origin of Name: Named for Major Gabriel M. Bartlett, a planter, whose homeplace was located on the old Raleigh-Somerville Road
Zip codes: 38133, 38134, 38135
Incorporation Date: 1866
Type of Government: Mayor and aldermen
Average Annual Temperature: 61 degrees
Average rainfall: 49.7 inches
Elevation: 290 feet above sea level
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