Lancaster, Tennessee

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Lancaster, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Intersection of Highway 141 and Maple Street in Lancaster
Intersection of Highway 141 and Maple Street in Lancaster
Lancaster, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Lancaster, Tennessee
Lancaster, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°07′40″N 85°52′08″W / 36.12778°N 85.86889°W / 36.12778; -85.86889Coordinates: 36°07′40″N 85°52′08″W / 36.12778°N 85.86889°W / 36.12778; -85.86889
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Smith
Elevation 531 ft (162 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 363
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38569
Area code(s) 615
GNIS feature ID 1290568[2]

Lancaster is an unincorporated community in Smith County, Tennessee, United States, located 5.3 miles (8.5 km) southeast of Gordonsville. Lancaster had a post office with ZIP code 38569, which closed on March 4, 2011, due to the United States Postal Service closing smaller post offices around the country.[3][4][5]

As of 2010, the population of Lancaster's zip code tabulation area was 363.[1] The community is situated along State Highway 141 between Gordonsville and Center Hill Lake, and is drained by Smith Fork, a tributary of the Caney Fork. The community is named for John Lancaster, Jr., an early settler who arrived in the area in the late 18th century (his family still owns a farm in the area, which has been designated a Tennessee Century Farm).[6]

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  1. ^ a b United States Census Bureau, Statistics for 38569 Zip Code Tabulation Area, American FactFinder. Retrieved: 22 September 2013.
  2. ^ "Lancaster". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Post Offices Closed in 2011. Save the Post Office. Retrieved: 22 September 2013.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved July 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ Lancaster Farm, Tennessee Century Farms. Retrieved: 22 September 2013.