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Welcome to Clinton ...

The city of Clinton is located in Anderson County<1> and is the County Seat for Anderson County.

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

When the people of Clinton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Clintonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Clinton has a population of 10,070 people<4> (see below for details).

Clinton was established in 1801.

Going back to its beginning, The community of Clinton was originally named Burrville. For more information about the names of Clinton, see The Names of Clinton on our Genealogy Page.

Clinton is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Clinton (for example, toward Rogers), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Clinton is within the (865) area code.

The ZIP code for Clinton: 37716<6>

Websites for Clinton ...

Official Website:   www.clintontn.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.andersoncountychamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Clinton had an population of 10,070 people. This is an increase of 2.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Clinton had a population of 9,841 people (or 13.1% of the total population of Anderson County). This makes Clinton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Clinton represents 0.16% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 57th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,841 people, the population of Clinton increased 4.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,409 people).

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

Communities Also Named Clinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 59 communities that are also named Clinton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (2), North Carolina (2), Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (6), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, Texas (2), Utah (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Clinton ...

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

  • Knoxville (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
    • Knoxville lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Clinton and is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 190,223 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<8>
  • Fraterville (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fraterville
    • Fraterville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the north of Clinton and is located in Anderson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 70,612 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fraterville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fraterville
  • Oak Ridge (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
    • Oak Ridge lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Clinton and is located in Anderson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,340 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<8>
  • Farragut (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farragut
    • Farragut lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Clinton and is located in Knox County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,045 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farragut have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farragut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farragut<8>
  • Spring Hill (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
    • Spring Hill lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the south of Clinton and is located in Anderson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 16,752 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
  • Aldenwood Park (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aldenwood Park
    • Aldenwood Park lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Clinton and is located in Knox County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aldenwood Park have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aldenwood Park
  • Humes Ferry (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humes Ferry
    • Humes Ferry lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Clinton and is located in Knox County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,348 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humes Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humes Ferry
  • LaFollette (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaFollette
    • LaFollette lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the north of Clinton and is located in Campbell County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,585 people
    • LaFollette has also been known as:
    • Big Creek Gap
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaFollette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFollette<8>
  • Kings Valley (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Valley
    • Kings Valley lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the east of Clinton and is located in Knox County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 5,835 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Valley
  • Smithwood (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithwood
    • Smithwood lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southeast of Clinton and is located in Knox County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,661 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithwood have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithwood

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Clinton. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Clinton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Clinton ...

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

Adding Clinton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Clinton 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 Clinton was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Clinton

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Anderson County

About Tennessee

The official website for Clinton: www.clintontn.net/

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 Anderson, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Clinton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Clinton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Clinton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Clinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Clinton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Clinton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Clinton) 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 Clinton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ClintonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Clinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1032, Longitude: -84.1322       In this case, the coordinates for Clinton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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