Weakley County is the home to these cities: Dresden, Martin, Greenfield, Gleason and Sharon and lists it’s population over 33,000. Martin is the largest town in Weakley County and the home of University of Tennessee at Martin campus which is a public institution and part of the University of Tennessee system. UT Martin offers over 100 different undergraduate and graduate program areas. Four degree programs at UT Martin have been ranked among the top 20 programs in the country. Study.com included the University of Tennessee at Martin on the list of most affordable colleges in the nation. As a NCAA Division 1 program local residents enjoy supporting the school at local football and basketball games as well as a number of other campus offerings. UTM boasts the only collegiate rodeo team in Tennessee.
The city of Martin is building a new county library estimated at over $7 million an is estimated to be complete in 2021. Martin also boasts a renovated an active Downtown Development District and is home of the Soybean Festival in September.