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Clarkson, Tennessee

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Welcome to Clarkson ...

So far, we have found very little information about Clarkson.<1>

The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<2>

We've added Clarkson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Clarkson, please Contact Us.

Clarkson would have been located within present day Washington County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Clarkson is 1,470 feet [448 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Clarkson was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Clarkson would have been located in the (423) area code.

Communities near Clarkson ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2014<5>
Baileyton   [Map]   428   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Banner Hill   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Erwin   [Map]   6,021   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Greeneville   [Map]   15,035   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Johnson City   [Map]   65,813   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Jonesborough   [Map]   5,238   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Clarkson.

Communities Also Named Clarkson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Clarkson - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Clarkson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Clarkson. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Clarkson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clarkson.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Clarkson:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Clarkson no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

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Although Clarkson is historic, the Panormaio collection might have pictures from the area where Clarkson was located:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Clarkson and then turned west". While Clarkson could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Clarkson as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Clarkson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Clarkson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clarkson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Clarkson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Clarkson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clarkson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1682, Longitude: -82.5401     [Map]. The coordinates for Clarkson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clarkson.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Clarkson.


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