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Welcome to Dowell ...

So far, we have found very little information about Dowell. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Dowell to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Dowell, please Contact Us.


Dowell would have been located within present day Johnson County<2>.

The location of Dowell has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Dowell had a population of 355 people.<4> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Dowell is 2,840 feet [866 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Dowell is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Dowell was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Dowell still existed, it would have been in the (423) area code.

Communities Also Named Dowell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Dowell - they are located in Illinois, Maryland and Mississippi.

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

Communities near Dowell ...

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

  • Boone [Watauga County]
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    • Boone [Watauga County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Dowell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,003 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boone<7>
  • Winchester [Johnson County]
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    • Winchester [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Dowell
    • Estimated population in 2014: 8,547 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
  • Mountain City [Johnson County]
  • Norris [Johnson County]
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    • Norris [Johnson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Dowell
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,652 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norris
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Dowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<7>
    • Trade [Johnson County]
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      • Trade [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Dowell
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,441 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trade
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trade<7>
    • West Jefferson [Ashe County]
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      • West Jefferson [Ashe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Dowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Jefferson<7>
    • Lansing [Ashe County]
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      • Lansing [Ashe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Dowell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 154 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lansing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lansing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansing<7>
    • Ashland [Ashe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Ashe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Dowell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Fuller [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
      • Fuller [Johnson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Dowell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dowell. See our Newspapers Page for Dowell.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dowell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Johnson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dowell.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dowell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dowell) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dowell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4765, Longitude: -81.7171       In this case, the coordinates for Dowell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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