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Cowan, Tennessee

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The location of Cowan

Welcome to Cowan ...

The city of Cowan is located in Franklin County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Cowan has a population of 1,665 people<2> (see below for details).

Cowan was established in 1808.

The community of Cowan is 980 feet [299 m] above sea level.<3>.

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).

Cowan lies within the (931) area code.

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Cowan had an population of 1,665 people. This is a decrease of 4.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.93% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Cowan ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

Websites for Cowan ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Cowan, the following might be of interest:

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 Cowan. 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 Cowan. 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 Cowan. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Cowan ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Tullahoma   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Cowan

Located in Coffee County

Winchester   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of Cowan

South Pittsburg   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Cowan

Located in Marion County

Decherd   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cowan

Sewanee   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Cowan

Southgate Park   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cowan

Located in Coffee County

Estill Springs   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cowan

Tracy City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Cowan

Located in Grundy County

Monteagle   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Cowan

Ruthledge Ford   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) of Cowan

Located in Coffee County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Franklin County

About Tennessee

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:

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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cowan.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cowan - 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- Cowan) 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 Cowan. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cowan

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1630, Longitude: -86.0140     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cowan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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