Telford, Tennessee

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Telford, Tennessee
Census-designated place
Telford, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Telford, Tennessee
Telford, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°14′56″N 82°32′43″W / 36.24889°N 82.54528°W / 36.24889; -82.54528Coordinates: 36°14′56″N 82°32′43″W / 36.24889°N 82.54528°W / 36.24889; -82.54528
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Washington
Area[1]
 • Total 2.469 sq mi (6.39 km2)
 • Land 2.469 sq mi (6.39 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,555 ft (474 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 921
 • Density 370/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37690[3]
Area code(s) 423
GNIS feature ID 1304034[4]

Telford is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Washington County, Tennessee, United States, located between Jonesborough and Limestone. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 921.[2] The community is part of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–KingsportBristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

The community was called Millwood in early times and continued so for many years. It was not until 1855, when Colonel George Whitfield Telford, a state senator who operated the Telford Manufacturing Company, donated about four acres of land to support local operations of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, that the name Millwood was changed to Telford Depot. At a date sometime after 1876 the word "Depot" was discontinued and the single name Telford adopted.[5][6]

During the Civil War, citizens of this part of Washington County voted to secede from the Confederacy, but they were unsuccessful in persuading others to do so. The independent nation called "Bricker's Republic" soon fell into relative obscurity.[7] A Civil War battle took place in Telford on September 8, 1863, when the 100th Ohio Infantry clashed with the Confederate-aligned Thomas' Legion just east of the depot. The Confederate force was supported by 4-Howitzer artillery unit commanded by General Alfred "Mudwall" Jackson.

Notable people[edit]

Eliza McCardle Johnson, First Lady of the United States, (April 15, 1865 - March 4, 1869)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ "Telford". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  5. ^ Watauga Association of Genealogists (1988). History of Washington County, Tennessee. p. 211. 
  6. ^ Miller, Larry (2001). Tennessee Place Names. Indiana University Press. p. 204. ISBN 0-253-33984-7. 
  7. ^ Paul Fink, Jonesborough (2002 printing), p. 87.