Petros, Tennessee

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Petros, Tennessee
Petros, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Petros, Tennessee
Petros, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°05′45″N 84°26′33″W / 36.09583°N 84.44250°W / 36.09583; -84.44250Coordinates: 36°05′45″N 84°26′33″W / 36.09583°N 84.44250°W / 36.09583; -84.44250
CountryUnited States
 • Total3.940 sq mi (10.20 km2)
 • Land3.940 sq mi (10.20 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
1,355 ft (413 m)
 • Total583
 • Density150/sq mi (57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)423
GNIS feature ID1297261[4]

Petros, (pronounced pee-tross) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Morgan County, Tennessee, United States, located on State Route 116. Its population was 583 as of the 2010 census.[2] Petros does have its own post office, with the ZIP code 37845.

Petros is historically a coal mining town and is also the home of (the now closed) Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. Some of the town and coal mine scenes for the movie October Sky were filmed there.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". 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.

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