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Milan is the second largest city after Humboldt in Gibson County, Tennessee, and the largest entirely within the county. It is home to the Milan Army Ammunition Plant, the West Tennessee Agricultural Museum and several historical sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The city was the first in Tennessee to begin no-till farming and to flouridate its drinking water. The Milan Endowment for Growth in Academics (MEGA) was the first private community financial endowment for public schools in Tennessee.NameThe city was named after Milan, Italy and is a shibboleth.An alternative source for the name comes from an event in the 1850s. A Louisville & Nashville railroad surveyor asked Beverly A. Williamson who owned the land. Williamson replied, "It's my land."Residents of Milan are usually referred to as Milanites.Geography & climateMilan is approximately 100mi Northeast of Memphis and 140mi West of Nashville, at an elevation of 424ft above sea level.According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.9sqmi, all land.According to the Köppen climate classification, Milan has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated as "Cfa". This is characterized by precipitation that is evenly distributed throughout the year and temperatures that are relatively high. Milan is in Tennessee. Discover how to plan a United States trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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