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Welcome to Jamestown ...

The city of Jamestown is located in Fentress County<1> and is the County Seat for Fentress County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jamestown has a population of 2,113 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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 (which is 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 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.

  • Gernt [Fentress County]
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    • Gernt [Fentress County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Jamestown
    • Estimated population in 2014: 39,267 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gernt have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gernt
  • Armathwaite [Fentress County]
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    • Armathwaite [Fentress County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Jamestown
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,634 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armathwaite have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armathwaite
  • Cooper [Fentress County]
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    • Cooper [Fentress County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Jamestown
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,385 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooper
  • Grimsley [Fentress County]
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    • Grimsley [Fentress County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Jamestown
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,167 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimsley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grimsley<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Byrdstown [Pickett County]
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      • Byrdstown [Pickett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 792 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byrdstown<7>
    • Allardt [Fentress County]
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      • Allardt [Fentress County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allardt have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allardt<7>
    • Clarkrange [Fentress County]
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      • Clarkrange [Fentress County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkrange have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkrange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarkrange<7>
    • Sunbright [Morgan County]
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      • Sunbright [Morgan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 507 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunbright have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunbright
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunbright<7>
    • Elgin [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elgin
      • Elgin [Scott County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Jamestown
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Oak Dale [Overton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Dale
      • Oak Dale [Overton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Jamestown
      • Estimated population in 2014: 222 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Dale

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Jamestown was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Jamestown in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Tennessee

About Fentress County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jamestown. 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 Fentress, 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 Jamestown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jamestown - 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 Jamestown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jamestown 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 from Point A (ie- Jamestown) 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 Jamestown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JamestownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4277, Longitude: -84.9321    
<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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