Arthur, Tennessee

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Arthur, Tennessee

Arthur is an unincorporated community in Claiborne County, Tennessee.[1] It is located along State Route 63 southwest of Harrogate, and a few miles south of the Cumberland Gap. Its zip code is 37707.


In 1870, land developer Alexander A. Arthur moved to the area from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He laid out a town, based on consolidated land parcels. In 1876 the area was called Butcher Springs and with the creation of a post office the town became known as Arthur in 1890. Alexander Arthur was key in having a railroad from Knoxville to Middlesboro, Kentucky be installed through Arthur, allowing his namesake to develop into a railroad town. The town shipped coal, ore and other minerals.[2]


  1. ^ "Arthur, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Larry L. Miller (October 2001). Tennessee place names. Indiana University Press. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-253-21478-2. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 

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Coordinates: 36°32′53″N 83°40′15″W / 36.54806°N 83.67083°W / 36.54806; -83.67083