Wilder, Tennessee

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Wilder, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Wilder Post Office in 2010
Wilder Post Office in 2010
Coordinates: 36°15′58″N 85°05′26″W / 36.26611°N 85.09056°W / 36.26611; -85.09056Coordinates: 36°15′58″N 85°05′26″W / 36.26611°N 85.09056°W / 36.26611; -85.09056
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Fentress
Elevation 1,506 ft (459 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 249
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 38589
Area code(s) 931
GNIS feature ID 1274557[1]

Wilder is an unincorporated community in Fentress County, Tennessee, United States. The town is in the Cumberland Mountains near Cookeville, Tennessee. It reached a population of more than 20,000 as a mining town in the 1920s, but had declined to an estimated population of 249 by 2013.[2]

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