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Baxter, Tennessee

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The location of Baxter

Welcome to Baxter ...

The town of Baxter is located in Putnam County.

The location of Baxter has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Baxter has a population of 1,496 people<2> (see below for details).

Baxter is 1,060 feet [323 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Baxter and travel west, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Baxter is within the (931) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Baxter had a population of 1,365 people. This makes Baxter the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Baxter represents 0.02% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 211st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,365 people, the population of Baxter increased 6.72% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,279 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Baxter had an population of 1,496 people. This is an increase of 9.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.97% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Baxter.

Communities Also Named Baxter ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Baxter - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ontario, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, West Virginia (2), Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Baxter. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Baxter. 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 Baxter.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Baxter ...

Looking for more information about Baxter? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Baxter, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Baxter.

Communities near Baxter ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Columbus Hill   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the North (N) of Baxter

Located in Jackson County

Cookeville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Baxter

Temperance Hall   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Baxter

Located in DeKalb County

Lafayette   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Baxter

Sparta   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Baxter

Located in White County

Smithville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Baxter

Located in DeKalb County

Algood   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) of Baxter

Carthage   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Baxter

Located in Smith County

White Plains   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Baxter

Pekin   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Baxter

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About Putnam County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Putnam County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Baxter.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Baxter - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baxter) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Baxter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baxter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baxter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1537, Longitude: -85.6367     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baxter have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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