Located just south of Union City, Rives was originally known as Troy Station. Settlers from South Carolina first came to the area in the 1820's and by the 1850's the town was flourishing because of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. Rives has a rich railroad history and at one time the town had several hotels to serve the passenger trains that traveled the area.
Today when you drive through Rives you will experience first hand small southern town charm. The Obion River runs through part of the county, and is known as a mixture of bottomland hardwood forest and cropland for waterfowl management. Some of the more common wildlife to spot include Wild Turkey, White-tailed Deer, and, in winter, waterfowl abound. Edge species, such as Indigo Bunting, are common in summer in addition to resident birds.
Important Contact Information
Mayor: Stan Powell
Address: PO Box 24, Rives, TN 38253
City Hall: (731) 536-5689
Post Office: (731) 536-5790
Fire: (731) 536-6321
Gibson Electric: (731) 536-5920
Water/Sewer: (731) 536-5689