Overton County, Tennessee
|Overton County, Tennessee|
Overton County Courthouse in Livingston
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Named for||John Overton|
435 sq mi (1,126 km²)
433 sq mi (1,122 km²)
1 sq mi (4 km²), .33%
46/sq mi (18/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 435 square miles (1,130 km2), of which 433 square miles (1,120 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.33%) is water.
Overton County straddles the Eastern Highland Rim, and generally consists of low, rolling hills divided by narrow creek valleys. The backwaters of Dale Hollow Lake, namely the Mitchell Creek and Big Eagle Creek sections, spill over into the northern part of the county.
Adjacent Counties 
- Pickett County (northeast)
- Fentress County (east)
- Putnam County (south)
- Jackson County (west)
- Clay County (northwest)
- Cumberland County (southeast)
As of the census of 2000, there were 20,118 people, 8,110 households, and 5,920 families residing in the county. The population density was 46 people per square mile (18/km²). There were 9,168 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.59% White, 0.28% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 2.69% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,110 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 9.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.00% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,915, and the median income for a family was $32,156. Males had a median income of $25,287 versus $19,674 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,910. About 12.30% of families and 16.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 20.50% of those age 65 or over.
Populated places 
- Allons (unincorporated)
- Allred (unincorporated)
- Alpine (unincorporated)
- Crawford (unincorporated)
- Hilham (unincorporated)
- Livingston (town)
- Mineral Springs (unincorporated)
- Monroe (unincorporated)
- Rickman (unincorporated)
1933 tornado 
On 10 May 1933 a tornado struck the small community of Beaty Swamp (also referred to as Bethsadia). It destroyed every dwelling and killed or injured nearly every inhabitant of the town. The town was not rebuilt.
Notable people 
- Thomas D. Harp, California state senator born in Overton County
- Albert H. Roberts, Governor of Tennessee
- Catherine "Bonny Kate" Sevier, widow of John Sevier
See also 
- Alpine Institute
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Overton County, Tennessee
- Standing Stone State Park
- USS Overton County (LST-1074)
- Michael Birdwell, "Overton County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 17 March 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Based on 2000 census data
- Assorted Historical Events in Middle Tennessee
- Official site
- Overton County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county
- Overton County at the Open Directory Project
||Clay County||Pickett County|
|Jackson County||Fentress County|
|Putnam County||Cumberland County|