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Welcome to Jamestown ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Jamestown, you might consider that their post office opened in 1827.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Jamestown has a population of 2,113 people<2> (see below for details).
Jamestown is 1,710 feet [521 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Jamestown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel east from Jamestown (for example, toward Helenwood), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).
Jamestown is located in the (931) area code.
The ZIP code for Jamestown: 38556<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jamestown had an population of 2,113 people. This is an increase of 7.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.9% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Jamestown had a population of 1,959 people (or 10.91% of the total population of Fentress County). This makes Jamestown the county's most populous community.
The population of Jamestown represents 0.03% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 170th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,959 people, the population of Jamestown increased 6.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,839 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Jamestown.
Communities Also Named Jamestown ...
While we believe that this Jamestown is located in Fentress County, we know of another 3 Tennessee communities named Jamestown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Rutherford, Tipton and Williamson County.
Beyond Tennessee, there are 68 communities that are also named Jamestown - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia (4), Idaho (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada (2), New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania (3), Rhode Island, South Carolina (3), Texas (4), Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jamestown.
Communities near Jamestown ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jamestown.
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 Jamestown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jamestown.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jamestown. 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 Jamestown.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jamestown. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Jamestown.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jamestown ...
Looking for more information about Jamestown? 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 Jamestown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jamestown.
Adding Jamestown to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Jamestown 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 Jamestown was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>
We also found Jamestown in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Jamestown.
Off-the-Road Links ...
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