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Welcome to Ducktown ...

The city of Ducktown is located in Polk County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ducktown has a population of 466 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Ducktown is 1,640 feet [500 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Ducktown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Ducktown, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Ducktown lies within the (423) area code.

The ZIP code for Ducktown: 37326<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ducktown had an population of 466 people. This is a decrease of 1.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ducktown had a population of 475 people. This makes Ducktown the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 475 people, the population of Ducktown increased 11.24% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 427 people).

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

Adding Ducktown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ducktown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Ducktown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Ducktown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Ducktown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Ducktown: This one is located in Polk County and the other is located in Washington County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 4 communities that are also named Ducktown - they are located in Georgia, Illinois and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Ducktown ...

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

  • Cutcane [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutcane
    • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Ducktown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
  • Hemp [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemp
    • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Ducktown
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
  • Blue Ridge [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
    • Blue Ridge [Fannin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Ducktown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<7>
  • Benton [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
    • Benton [Polk County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Ducktown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,247 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • White Path [Gilmer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Path
      • White Path [Gilmer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Ducktown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 342 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Path have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Path
    • Morganton [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganton
      • Morganton [Fannin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ducktown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 314 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morganton<7>
    • Burger Town [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burger Town
      • Burger Town [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Ducktown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burger Town have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burger Town
    • Epworth [Fannin County]
    • Liberty [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Ducktown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Chestnut Gap [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Gap
      • Chestnut Gap [Fannin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Ducktown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Gap

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ducktown ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Tennessee

About Polk County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Polk, 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 Ducktown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ducktown - 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 Ducktown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ducktown 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Ducktown) 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 Ducktown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DucktownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ducktown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0354, Longitude: -84.3832    
<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 have 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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