Difficult, Tennessee

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Difficult, Tennessee
Buildings and houses in Difficult
Buildings and houses in Difficult
Difficult, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Difficult, Tennessee
Difficult, Tennessee
Difficult, Tennessee is located in the United States
Difficult, Tennessee
Difficult, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°22′09″N 85°53′32″W / 36.36917°N 85.89222°W / 36.36917; -85.89222Coordinates: 36°22′09″N 85°53′32″W / 36.36917°N 85.89222°W / 36.36917; -85.89222
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountySmith
Elevation
538 ft (164 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37145
Area code(s)615
GNIS feature ID1306346[1]

Difficult is an unincorporated community in Smith County, Tennessee, in the United States.[1] It lies just north of State Route 85, about halfway between Defeated to the south and Kempville to the east. Defeated Creek, a tributary of the Cumberland River, passes through the community.

History[edit]

One version of the name's origin holds that when residents applied for a post office, the application was returned because the preferred name was "too difficult".[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Difficult, Tennessee
  2. ^ Miller, Larry L. (2001). Tennessee Place-names. Indiana University Press. p. 62. ISBN 0-253-21478-5.
  3. ^ Kennedy, Mark (Feb 19, 1989). "Speck-on-the-map towns in Tennessee". Herald-Journal. pp. C13. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  4. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 34.

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