Eva, Tennessee

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Eva, Tennessee
Eva post office
Eva post office
Eva is located in Tennessee
Eva is located in the United States
Coordinates: 36°03′52″N 88°00′15″W / 36.06444°N 88.00417°W / 36.06444; -88.00417Coordinates: 36°03′52″N 88°00′15″W / 36.06444°N 88.00417°W / 36.06444; -88.00417
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.030 sq mi (5.26 km2)
 • Land1.990 sq mi (5.15 km2)
 • Water0.040 sq mi (0.10 km2)
417 ft (127 m)
 • Total293
 • Density140/sq mi (56/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)731
GNIS feature ID1646854[4]

Eva is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Benton County, Tennessee, United States, on the western shore of the Kentucky Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River. It is the site of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park. As of the 2010 census, its population was 293.[2] The ZIP Code Tabulation Area for the ZIP code (38333) that serves Eva had a population of 574 as of the 2000 U.S. Census, when Eva was not yet a CDP.[5] Eva is centered on the junction of State Route 191, which connects the community to Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park to the north and the town of Camden to the south, and Eva Beach Road, which stretches from the center of the community to its beach along Kentucky Lake.

According to local lore, Eva was named after a friend of the daughter of Benton County land speculator A.W. Lucas. In 1913, Lucas donated land for a church and school that became the core of the community.[6]

In 1940, before the Tennessee River was dammed to form Kentucky Lake, University of Tennessee archaeologists excavated a rich archaeological site at Eva, containing the remains of a series of prehistoric Native American encampments dating from the Archaic Period. The earliest remains at the site, with a radiocarbon date of 5200 B.C., contained artifacts from a group of hunting and gathering people who were named the Eva culture after the site, which is now submerged by the reservoir.[7]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". 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. ^ "Bowman". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  5. ^ U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, "Zip Code Tabulation Area 38333 Fact Sheet Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today." Retrieved: 12 December 2007.
  6. ^ Nell Morisette, "Flashbacks in the History of Eva, Tennessee." TNGenWeb.org, 1998-2002. Retrieved: 12 December 2007.
  7. ^ Charles Faulkner, Eva Site, Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture (accessed December 11, 2007)

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