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Welcome to Dover ...

The city of Dover is located in Stewart County<1> and is the County Seat for Stewart County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dover has a population of 1,546 people<2> (see below for details).

Dover is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Dover: (931)

The ZIP code for Dover: 37058<4>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dover.

In the past, Dover was named Monroe.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dover had an population of 1,546 people. This is an increase of 9.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dover had a population of 1,417 people (or 10.63% of the total population of Stewart County). This makes Dover the county's most populous community.

The population of Dover represents 0.02% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 205th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,417 people, the population of Dover decreased 1.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,442 people).

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

Communities Also Named Dover ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Tennessee communities named Dover: This one is located in Stewart County and the other is located in Hamblen County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 58 communities that are also named Dover - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (3), North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (3), Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, South Carolina (2), South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Dover ...

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

  • Brownsville
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    • Brownsville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Dover.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 9,974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
  • Oak Hill
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    • Oak Hill lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Dover.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,703 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
  • Throckmorton
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    • Throckmorton lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Dover.
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,692 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Throckmorton
  • Tennessee Ridge
  • Erin
  • Cumberland City
  • LaFayette
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    • LaFayette lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Dover.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LaFayette have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaFayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFayette<7>
  • Bumpus Mills
  • Indian Mound
  • Legate
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    • Legate lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Dover.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Legate have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Legate

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dover. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dover.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dover ...

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

Adding Dover to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dover 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 we've found for Dover was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Dover in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Dover.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Stewart, 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 Dover.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dover - 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 Dover). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dover 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dover) 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 Dover. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DoverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dover. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4881, Longitude: -87.8395    
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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