Kodak, Tennessee

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Unincorporated community
Intersection of Douglas Dam Road (TN-139) and Kodak Road in Kodak
Intersection of Douglas Dam Road (TN-139) and Kodak Road in Kodak
Kodak is located in Tennessee
Kodak is located in the US
Location within the State of Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°58′28″N 83°37′37″W / 35.97444°N 83.62694°W / 35.97444; -83.62694Coordinates: 35°58′28″N 83°37′37″W / 35.97444°N 83.62694°W / 35.97444; -83.62694
Country United States
State State of Tennessee
County Sevier County
Elevation 896 ft (273 m)
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37764
Area code(s) 865
GNIS feature ID 1290403[1]

Kodak is an unincorporated community in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. It is located along State Highway 139 and State Highway 66, and just south of Interstate Highway 40 and Knoxville, Tennessee. The elevation of Kodak is about 896 feet (273 meters) above sea level.


Kodak was named in 1892 when the local postmaster, Harvey N. Underwood, learned of the new "Kodak" brand of camera. Underwood decided that this was a name that was easy to remember and spell, hence he sought permission from the founder of Eastman Kodak, George Eastman, to use this name for his village and its post office. Eastman granted this permission.[2][3]

The portion of Kodak along State Highway 66 has been annexed by the city of Sevierville.


Exit 407 on Interstate 40 has many restaurants and several stores. Bass Pro Shops is located right off the exit. Other stores in Kodak include Food City, Dollar General, Family Dollar and various local shops.


Schools in Kodak are a part of Sevier County Schools.

  • Northview Primary School – grades K–3
  • Northview Intermediate School – grades 4–6
  • Northview Academy – grades 7–12

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