Town of Garland was established sometime in the early 1870’s. In 1872 a post office was opened in the Archer Store there and it was named “Garland” in honor of Dr. John C. Garland, a noted physician in the village. On February 14, 1913, Garland was incorporated by an Act of the Tennessee General Assembly. Ed Peeler was the first mayor of the town.
by David A. Gwinn, Tipton County Genealogist and Historian
Garland is located at 35°34′38″N 89°45′21″W (35.577189, -89.755768).
As of the census of 2000, there were 309 people, 120 households, and 95 families residing in the town. The population density was 551.2 people per square mile (213.0/km2). There were 127 housing units at an average density of 226.6 per square mile (87.6/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.06% White, 0.32% African American, 1.29% Native American, and 0.32% from two or more races.
There were 120 households, out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.8% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.8% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $47,083, and the median income for a family was $49,063. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $23,173 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,069. About 5.4% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.9% of those 65 or over.