Coker Creek, Tennessee
|Coker Creek, Tennessee|
Shops in Coker Creek
|Elevation||1,637 ft (499 m)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1314869|
Coker Creek is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Tennessee, United States. It is located on Tennessee State Route 68 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south of Tellico Plains. Coker Creek had a post office from October 26, 1841, to September 27, 2008; it still has its own ZIP code, 37314.
Coker Creek lies in the southern Appalachian Mountains (specifically, the Unicoi Mountains) completely surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, and just west of the Tennessee-North Carolina state line. Tellico Mountain lies to the north, Farner Mountain to the south, Unicoi Mountain to the east, and Cataska Mountain to the west. There are homes and businesses, 11 grave yards, 9 churches, and many hiking trails and artisan shops. It is also home to a recreational retreat, Coker Creek Village. The area is known for its trout fishing and the mountains are laced with rhododendron, laurel, ferns and the many species of trees native to this area. Gold was discovered here long before the California 49ers headed west.
Monroe County Schools operates public schools. Coker Creek Elementary School serves the community.
- "Coker Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Monroe County, Tennessee General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2007. Retrieved November 21, 2012.
- United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
- "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
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