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Welcome to Bluff City ...

The city of Bluff City is located in Sullivan County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bluff City has a population of 1,675 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Bluff City, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 1, 1887.

The city of Bluff City was previously named Zollicoffer. Going back to its beginning, Bluff City was originally named Choates Ford. For more information about the names of Bluff City, see The Names of Bluff City on our Genealogy Page.

The community of Bluff City is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bluff City lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Bluff City: (423)

The ZIP code for Bluff City: 37618<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bluff City had an population of 1,675 people. This is a decrease of 3.35% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.44% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bluff City had a population of 1,733 people. This makes Bluff City the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Bluff City represents 0.03% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 183rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,733 people, the population of Bluff City increased 11.16% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,559 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bluff City.

Communities Also Named Bluff City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Bluff City - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Bluff City ...

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

  • Johnson City (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Johnson City lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Bluff City and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • Kingsport (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsport
    • Kingsport lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Bluff City and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,112 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsport have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingsport<6>
  • Collingwood (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
    • Collingwood lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Bluff City and is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<6>
  • Bristol (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
    • Bristol lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Bluff City and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,142 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<6>
  • East Ridge (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Bluff City and is located in Washington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Elizabethton (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Bluff City and is located in Carter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<6>
  • Cross (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
    • Cross lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Bluff City and is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
  • Mill Point (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Point
    • Mill Point lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Bluff City and is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,080 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
  • Bloomingdale (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomingdale
    • Bloomingdale lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Bluff City and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,888 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomingdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomingdale
  • Winchester (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Bluff City and is located in Johnson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester

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 Bluff City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bluff City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bluff City. 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 Bluff City.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bluff City ...

Looking for more information about Bluff City? 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 Bluff City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bluff City.

Adding Bluff City to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bluff City 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 Bluff City was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Bluff City

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Sullivan County

About Tennessee

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

The official website for Sullivan County: www.sullivancounty.org/

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 Sullivan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bluff City.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bluff City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bluff City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bluff City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bluff City) 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 Bluff City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluff CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4726, Longitude: -82.2665    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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