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

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About Drop (Click for our profile page)

Our information shows that the community of Drop is historic. The information below applies to the area where Drop would have been located.

Time Zone: The area where Drop was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)<2>

Telephone Area Code for surrounding area: (931)

Elevation: 980 feet [298.7 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Drop. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9284, Longitude: -85.6516     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Drop have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   35° 55' 42"
Lon:   -85° 39' 5"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Sligo Bridge

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Drop

GNIS ID:   1312157
FIPS State / Place Code:   47 / 21580

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Drop)

About White County

The community of Sparta is the County Seat for White County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for White)


2018:<6>     27,107   (4.9% increase since 2010)  
2010:     25,841   (11.86% increase since 2000)
2000:     23,102

Total Area:<7>   379.4 sq. miles [982.7 km²]

Housing Units:<8>   11,511

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for White

GNIS ID:   1639800
FIPS State / County Code:   47 / 185

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Drop)

About Tennessee

From the US Census


2018:     6,770,010   (6.68% increase since 2010)  
2010:     6,346,105   (11.54% increase since 2000)
2000:     5,689,283

Websites for State of Tennessee

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Tennessee

GNIS ID:   1325873
FIPS State:   47

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Drop)

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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 Drop, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>While Drop is in the Central Time Zone, the area to the east is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Drop - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Drop, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Drop.

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<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Drop. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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