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Shelby County, Tennessee

US county information
NameShelby County
StateTennessee
SeatMemphis
US Area
Total Area784 sq mi (2030.6 km2)
Land Area755 sq mi (1955.5 km2)
Water Area29 sq mi (75.1 km2)
Population927644 (2010)
Density474/km2 (1227.7/sq mi)
Founded1819

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Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. It is the state's largest both in terms of population and geographic area, with a population of 927,644 at the 2010 census. Its county seat is Memphis.

Shelby County is part of the Memphis Metropolitan Statistical Area, which comprises eight counties in the three states of Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas.

Shelby County was named for Governor Isaac Shelby (1750 1826) of Kentucky.


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