Petros, Tennessee

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Petros, Tennessee
Census-designated place
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
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Morgan
 • Total 3.940 sq mi (10.20 km2)
 • Land 3.940 sq mi (10.20 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,355 ft (413 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 583
 • Density 150/sq mi (57/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37845[3]
Area code(s) 423
GNIS feature ID 1297261[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 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.


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