|• Total||14.817 sq mi (38.38 km2)|
|• Land||14.812 sq mi (38.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.005 sq mi (0.01 km2)|
|Elevation||860 ft (260 m)|
|• Density||170/sq mi (64/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1275817|
|U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Apison, Tennessee|
Apison is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. It is a rural area east of the city of Chattanooga, and borders Ooltewah, Collegedale, and north Georgia to the south. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,469.
Apison is fifteen miles from Enterprise South Industrial Park, the location of Volkswagen North America.
On April 27, 2011, a tornado that was part of the April 25–28, 2011 tornado outbreak killed eight people in Apison.
 In 1881 the railroad came through a small settlement, now known as Apison, that had previously had its mail delivered by horse and buggy. The town then was known as O'Brian that was assigned by the railroad officials. The name was later changed because of another Tennessee town already having the same name. Due to the large deposits of Apison shale rock found along the railroad tracks, the town was renamed to its current name.
Apison Elementary School is located at 10433 East Brainerd Road. Middle school and high school students may attend either East Hamilton or Ooltewah Middle School/High School.
Places to Stay
The nearest lodging to Apison is located in Ooltewah, TN (approx. 6 miles NW) at the I-75 interchange (Exit 11).
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- Enterprise South Industrial Park Homepage
- Apison - Our Community Past and Present
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- Apison Elementary School web site