Sale Creek, Tennessee
|Sale Creek, Tennessee|
View from Reavley Road
|• Total||32.684 sq mi (84.65 km2)|
|• Land||30.205 sq mi (78.23 km2)|
|• Water||2.479 sq mi (6.42 km2)|
|Elevation||725 ft (221 m)|
|• Density||87/sq mi (34/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1300533|
Sale Creek is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in northern Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 27 between Chattanooga and Dayton, Tennessee. Its population was 2,845 as of the 2010 census. Sale Creek is home to Sale Creek High School as well as the "haunted" Shipley Hollow Road. Sale Creek was occupied by the 6th Tennessee Infantry US from September to December 1863 during the Civil War.
The community takes its name from the creek which runs through it, which in turn got its name from the auction at the site of the goods and arms taken from the eleven towns of the militant Cherokee in the region before they were burned during the raid of Evan Shelby's troops in 1779, during the Chickamauga Wars (1776-1794).
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- "Sale Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Larry Miller, Tennessee Place Names (Indiana University Press, 2001), p. 183.
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