The square in downtown McKenzie
Headquartered in McKenzie, Tennessee
Bethel University’s main campus is located in McKenzie, Tennessee – a quaint little town in Northwest Tennessee. McKenzie boasts a population of some 5,420 people. McKenzie is the hub of the tri-counties of Henry, Weakley and Carroll with most of the town lying in Carroll County.
Known for its southern hospitality, McKenzie is a favorite place for many from all parts of the United States and even the world. McKenzie is a place where residents can enjoy the benefits of rural living in a temperate climate that experiences each of the four seasons.
McKenzie is located less than two hours from two major transportation centers (Memphis and Nashville) and affords easy access to interstates 40 and 65. It is also less than one hour from another major Tennessee city: Jackson. McKenzie is also home to an award winning airport with a 5,500 foot runway and access to CSX Railways.
McKenzie is located in an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Carroll Lake, just south of town, provides a great area for a number of activities including a picnic area, an 18-hole public golf course and of course fishing. Nearby Kentucky Lake, just 30 minutes away, is famous for its fishing and hunting opportunities as well and is often referred to as "The Crappie Fishing Capitol of the World.” Carroll County’s new 1000-acre recreational lake is also just 20 minutes away from Bethel’s campus.
Also, just 10 miles away in nearby Huntingdon is The Dixie Carter Performing Arts and Academic Enrichment Center.
For more about McKenzie, read the McKenzie Banner online, a weekly newspaper, at www.mckenziebanner.com.
Bethel also has Tennessee satellite campuses in Jackson, Memphis, Nashville, Clarksville and Chattanooga.