Ravenscroft, Tennessee

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Ravenscroft, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Ravenscroft, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Ravenscroft, Tennessee
Ravenscroft, Tennessee
Ravenscroft, Tennessee is located in the US
Ravenscroft, Tennessee
Ravenscroft, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°58′38″N 85°17′43″W / 35.97722°N 85.29528°W / 35.97722; -85.29528Coordinates: 35°58′38″N 85°17′43″W / 35.97722°N 85.29528°W / 35.97722; -85.29528
Country United States
State Tennessee
County White
Elevation 1,886 ft (575 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 38583
Area code(s) 931
GNIS feature ID 1269229[1]

Ravenscroft is an unincorporated community in White County, Tennessee, United States. Ravenscroft lies on the Cumberland Plateau to the east of Sparta off US Highway 70. Along with the adjacent areas of Bon Air and DeRossett, Ravenscroft is part of a greater community known as "BonDeCroft."[2]

Ravenscroft is the birthplace of journalist and author Carl T. Rowan, who served as United States Ambassador to Finland and director of the United States Information Agency.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ Carroll Van West, Tennessee's Historic Landscapes (University of Tennessee Press, 1995), p. 243.
  3. ^ Carl T. Rowan, "Reporting Civil Rights" website, The Library of America; accessed October 2, 2009