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Etowah, Tennessee

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Welcome to Etowah ...

The city of Etowah is located in McMinn County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Etowah has a population of 3,482 people<2> (see below for details).

Etowah was established in 1906.

The community of Etowah is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Etowah is located in the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Etowah had a population of 3,490 people (or 6.68% of the total population of McMinn County). This makes Etowah the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Etowah represents 0.05% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 124th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,490 people, the population of Etowah decreased 4.72% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,663 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Etowah had an population of 3,482 people. This is a decrease of 0.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.94% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Etowah ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Etowah - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia (2), North Carolina, Oklahoma and West Virginia.

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

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 Etowah. 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 Etowah. 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 Etowah.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Etowah ...

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

Communities near Etowah ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Jacktown   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Etowah

Located in Monroe County

Athens   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Etowah

Sweetwater   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Etowah

Located in Monroe County

Madisonville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Etowah

Located in Monroe County

Decatur   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Etowah

Located in Meigs County

Englewood   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Etowah

Benton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Etowah

Located in Polk County

Tellico Plains   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Etowah

Located in Monroe County

Niota   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Etowah

Charleston   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Etowah

Located in Bradley County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Tennessee

About McMinn County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McMinn 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Etowah.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Etowah - 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 '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- Etowah) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Etowah. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Etowah

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Etowah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3386, Longitude: -84.5279     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Etowah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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