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Detroit, Tennessee

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The location of Detroit

Welcome to Detroit ...

Detroit is located in Tipton County.

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

When the people of Detroit refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Detroiter<2>

Detroit is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Detroit: (731)

Communities near Detroit ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Detroit and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Osceola (AR)   [Map]   6,926   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Atoka   [Map]   9,201   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brighton   [Map]   2,903   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clopton   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Covington   [Map]   8,821   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Daniels Point Landing   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Detroit ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Detroit - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Washington.

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

See 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 Detroit. 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 Detroit. 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 Detroit.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Detroit ...

Looking for more information about Detroit? 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.

Looking for more information about Detroit? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Detroit, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Detroit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tipton County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tipton 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>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 Detroit refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Detroit may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Detroit - 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 from Point A (ie- Detroit) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Detroit. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.5890, Longitude: -89.8137     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Detroit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Detroit.

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