Sale Creek, Tennessee

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Sale Creek, Tennessee
Census-designated place
View from Reavley Road
View from Reavley Road
Sale Creek, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Sale Creek, Tennessee
Sale Creek, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°22′56″N 85°06′32″W / 35.38222°N 85.10889°W / 35.38222; -85.10889Coordinates: 35°22′56″N 85°06′32″W / 35.38222°N 85.10889°W / 35.38222; -85.10889
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hamilton
 • 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)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 2,845
 • Density 87/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 423
GNIS feature ID 1300533[3]

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.

Sale Creek's population was 2,845 as of the 2010 census.[2] Sale Creek is home to Sale Creek High School. A local curiosity, the reportedly "haunted" Shipley Hollow Road, is in Sale Creek.


The community takes its name from the creek which runs through it. The creek got its name from the auction held along its banks consisting 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 Cherokee–American wars.[4]

The area was occupied by the 6th Tennessee Infantry US from September to December 1863 during the Civil War.


Sale Creek is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.


  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. ^ "Sale Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ Larry Miller, Tennessee Place Names; Indiana University Press; Indianapolis, 2001; p. 183.