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Welcome to Cowan ...
The city of Cowan is located in Franklin County<1>.
The location of Cowan has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Cowan has a population of 1,659 people<3> (see below for details).
Cowan is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Cowan lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Cowan (for example, toward Signal Mountain), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
The telephone area code for Cowan: (931)
The community of Cowan was established in 1808.
Websites for Cowan ...
Chamber of Commerce: www.franklincountychamber.com/
Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Cowan, the following might be of interest:
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cowan had an population of 1,659 people. This is a decrease of 4.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.27% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Cowan had a population of 1,737 people. This makes Cowan the county's 4th most populous community.
The population of Cowan represents 0.03% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 182nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,737 people, the population of Cowan decreased 1.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,770 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Cowan.
Communities Also Named Cowan ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Cowan - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Missouri, Montana, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cowan.
Communities near Cowan ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cowan.
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 Cowan. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cowan.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cowan. 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 Cowan.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cowan. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cowan.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cowan ...
Looking for more information about Cowan? 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 Cowan, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cowan.
Adding Cowan to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Cowan in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Cowan was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).
We also found Cowan in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cowan.
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cowan. 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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 27 Mar 2023