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Welcome to Anderson ...

Anderson is located in Franklin County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Anderson, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Anderson is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Anderson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Anderson (for example, toward Cole City (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Anderson lies within the (931) area code.

Websites for Anderson ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.franklincountychamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Anderson, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

While we believe that this Anderson is located in Franklin County, we know of another 4 Tennessee communities named Anderson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Coffee, Hamilton, Overton and Sullivan County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 70 communities that are also named Anderson - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arkansas (3), British Columbia, California, Georgia (7), Idaho, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Michigan (8), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (3).

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

Communities near Anderson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anderson.

  • Winchester [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,097 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester<5>
  • Jasper [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jasper
    • Jasper [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of Anderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,412 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jasper have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jasper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jasper<5>
  • South Pittsburg [Marion County]
  • Decherd [Franklin County]
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    • Decherd [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,372 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decherd have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decherd
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decherd<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sewanee [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sewanee
      • Sewanee [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Anderson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sewanee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sewanee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sewanee<5>
    • Bridgeport [Jackson County]
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      • Bridgeport [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Anderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Bridgeport:
      • Jonesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridgeport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridgeport<5>
    • Stevenson [Jackson County]
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      • Stevenson [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Anderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stevenson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevenson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevenson<5>
    • Cowan [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowan
      • Cowan [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowan<5>
    • Kimball [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimball
      • Kimball [Marion County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Anderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,453 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<5>
    • Monteagle [Grundy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monteagle
      • Monteagle [Grundy County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Anderson
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monteagle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monteagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monteagle<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anderson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anderson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anderson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anderson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anderson. See our Newspapers Page for Anderson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anderson ...

Looking for more information about Anderson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Anderson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Anderson.

Adding Anderson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Anderson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Anderson was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Anderson in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Anderson on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Franklin County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anderson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Franklin County: www.franklincotn.us/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anderson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anderson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Anderson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AndersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9968, Longitude: -85.8966       In this case, the coordinates for Anderson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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