Turtletown, Tennessee

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Turtletown, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Turtletown
Turtletown
Turtletown, Tennessee is located in Tennessee
Turtletown, Tennessee
Turtletown, Tennessee
Turtletown, Tennessee is located in the US
Turtletown, Tennessee
Turtletown, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°07′37″N 84°21′13″W / 35.12694°N 84.35361°W / 35.12694; -84.35361Coordinates: 35°07′37″N 84°21′13″W / 35.12694°N 84.35361°W / 35.12694; -84.35361
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Polk
Elevation 1,552 ft (473 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37391
Area code(s) 423
GNIS feature ID 1327270[1]

Turtletown is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Turtletown is located on Tennessee State Route 68 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north-northeast of Ducktown. Turtletown is in a primarily mountainous terrain, covered in forests except for areas cleared by farmers, ponds, or roads.[2] Turtletown has a post office with ZIP code 37391.[3] Turtletown's borders, however, in the eyes of some are disputed. According to one, parts of it are known as Dogtown, which appears on a few local maps. However, to others, it is simply all Turtletown and Dogtown does not exist.[4] The only known map that contains this is the USGS map of the area, and a U.S. Forest Service map.[4][5] There is an abandoned school, Turtletown School, across the street from the Post Office.[6]

Population and Ethnic groups[edit]

The population, according to the United States Census Bureau, is unclear, although the estimated population of Polk County is about 16,730 people.

Geography[edit]

Turtletown is in a primarily mountainous terrain, covered in forests except for areas cleared by farmers, ponds, or roads.[7] It also has creeks in the area.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Turtletown". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Polk County, Tennessee General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2004. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  4. ^ a b "United States Geological Survey Maps". USGS.gov. USGS. 
  5. ^ "Cherokee National Forest Journal" (PDF). www.fs.usda.gov. United States Forest Service. August 2010. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Abandoned Space". Pinterest. Retrieved 2016-04-04. 
  7. ^ Polk County, Tennessee General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Tennessee Department of Transportation. 2004. Retrieved March 16, 2012. 

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