Persia, Tennessee

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Persia is an unincorporated community in Hawkins County, Tennessee, south of Rogersville.[1]

Persia is located on Tennessee State Routes 66 and 70.

Postal service[edit]

Persia once had a post office; the closest post office now is in Rogersville. Persia shares Rogersville's ZIP code, 37857.

History[edit]

A post office was established as Persia in 1868, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1967.[2] Persia was a station on the East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railway,[3] which was founded in 1869.

Education[edit]

Cherokee High School is located in Persia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Persia, Tennessee
  2. ^ "Hawkins County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Tennessee State Gazetteer and Business Directory. R.L. Polk & Company. 1876. p. 335. 

Coordinates: 36°20′23″N 83°00′11″W / 36.33972°N 83.00306°W / 36.33972; -83.00306