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Welcome to Hilham ...

Hilham is located in Overton County<1>.


The location of Hilham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


Hilham was established in 1797.

Hilham is 1,090 feet [332 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Hilham (for example, toward Elgin), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Hilham is within the boundaries of the (931) area code.

Communities near Hilham ...

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

  • Columbus Hill
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus Hill
    • Columbus Hill is located in Jackson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 36,071 people
  • Cookeville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Algood
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algood
    • Algood is located in Putnam County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,547 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algood <4>
  • Cooper
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
    • Cooper is located in Fentress County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,385 people
  • Livingston
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
    • Livingston is located in Overton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,129 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston <4>
  • Thompsons Store
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsons Store have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsons Store
    • Thompsons Store is located in Clay County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 3,180 people
  • White Plains
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
    • White Plains is located in Putnam County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,231 people
  • Celina
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Dodson Branch
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodson Branch
    • Dodson Branch is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,074 people
  • Gainesboro
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesboro
    • Gainesboro is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesboro <4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hilham ...

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

Adding Hilham to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hilham 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 Hilham was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Hilham post office opened in 1816.

We also found Hilham in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hilham.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hilham. 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 Overton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hilham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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