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Welcome to LaFollette (aka 'Big Creek Gap') ...

The city of LaFollette is located in Campbell County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, LaFollette has a population of 6,671 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The city of LaFollette has also been called Big Creek Gap.

LaFollette is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

LaFollette is within the boundaries of the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, LaFollette had an population of 6,671 people. This is a decrease of 10.53% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.83% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, LaFollette had a population of 7,456 people (which is 18.31% of the total population of Campbell County). This makes LaFollette the county's most populous community.

The population of LaFollette represents 0.12% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 73rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,456 people, the population of LaFollette decreased 5.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,926 people).

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

Communities near LaFollette ...

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

  • Fraterville [Anderson County]
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    • Fraterville [Anderson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of LaFollette
    • Estimated population in 2014: 70,612 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fraterville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Clinton [Anderson County]
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    • Clinton [Anderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of LaFollette
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<6>
  • Maynardville [Union County]
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    • Maynardville [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of LaFollette
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maynardville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maynardville<6>
  • Pine Crest [Campbell County]
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    • Pine Crest [Campbell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of LaFollette
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,388 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jellico [Campbell County]
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      • Jellico [Campbell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of LaFollette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,132 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jellico<6>
    • Caryville [Campbell County]
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      • Caryville [Campbell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of LaFollette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caryville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caryville<6>
    • Rocky Top [Anderson County]
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      • Rocky Top [Anderson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of LaFollette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,776 people
      • Former names for Rocky Top:
      • Coal Creek
      • Lake City
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rocky Top<6>
    • Norris [Anderson County]
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      • Norris [Anderson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of LaFollette
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,612 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norris have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norris<6>
    • Bayless [Knox County] - Historic
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      • Bayless [Knox County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of LaFollette
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,396 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayless have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bethel [Anderson County]
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      • Bethel [Anderson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of LaFollette
      • Estimated population in 2014: 719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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 LaFollette. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for LaFollette.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around LaFollette. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for LaFollette.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for LaFollette ...

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

Adding LaFollette to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of LaFollette 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 LaFollette was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Campbell County: www.co.campbell.tn.us/

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 Campbell, 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 LaFollette.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around LaFollette - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- LaFollette) 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 LaFollette. 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 LaFolletteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in LaFollette. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.3828, Longitude: -84.1201    
<5>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.
<6>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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