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Welcome to Anderson ...

Anderson is located in Overton County<1>.

The location of Anderson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Anderson is 1,970 feet [600 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 Sunbright), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The area code for Anderson: (931)

Communities Also Named Anderson ...

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

  • Clarktown [White County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarktown
    • Clarktown [White County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2014: 146,806 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarktown
  • Cookeville [Putnam County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cookeville
    • Cookeville [Putnam County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,706 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cookeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cookeville<5>
  • Crossville [Cumberland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossville
    • Crossville [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,779 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossville<5>
  • Algood [Putnam County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algood
    • Algood [Putnam County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Anderson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,463 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algood<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cooper [Fentress County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
      • Cooper [Fentress County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2014: 4,385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper
    • Livingston [Overton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Overton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,049 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<5>
    • Dykes Crossroads [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dykes Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dykes Crossroads
      • Dykes Crossroads [Cumberland County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,281 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dykes Crossroads
    • White Plains [Putnam County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Putnam County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Anderson
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Grimsley [Fentress County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimsley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimsley
      • Grimsley [Fentress County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Anderson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,167 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimsley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grimsley<5>
    • Dodson Branch [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodson Branch
      • Dodson Branch [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Anderson
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,074 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodson Branch

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.

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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 State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Overton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anderson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1728, Longitude: -85.2347       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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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