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Jamestown, Tennessee
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The location of Jamestown

Welcome to Jamestown ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Jamestown has a population of 1,960 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).

The telephone area code for Jamestown: (931)

Population Details ...

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 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 (with a count of 1,839 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Jamestown had an population of 1,960 people (or an increase of 6.58% since the 2000 Census).

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.

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 Jamestown. 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 Jamestown. 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 Jamestown. Our list includes 8 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Jamestown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Gernt   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the East (E) of Jamestown

Armathwaite   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jamestown

Cooper   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Jamestown

Grimsley   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Jamestown

Byrdstown   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jamestown

Located in Pickett County

Allardt   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jamestown

Clarkrange   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Jamestown

Sunbright   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jamestown

Located in Morgan County

Elgin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Jamestown

Located in Scott County

Oak Dale   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Jamestown

Located in Overton County

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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.

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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.
<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>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- 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jamestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jamestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4319, Longitude: -84.9341     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jamestown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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