About This Place
Bolivar (rhymes with Oliver) is a city in Hardeman County, Tennessee, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 5,802. It is the county seat of Hardeman County. The town was named for South American revolutionary leader Simón Bolívar, but is pronounced to rhyme with the name Oliver.
Bolivar is served by William L. Whitehurst Field.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²), of which, 8.5 square miles (22.0 km²) of it is land and 0.12% is water.