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Welcome to Loretto ...

The city of Loretto is located in Lawrence County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Loretto, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1873.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Loretto has a population of 1,776 people<3> (see below for details).

Loretto is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Loretto is located in the (931) area code.

Websites for Loretto ...

Official Website: www.ci.loretto.tn.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Loretto had an population of 1,776 people. This is an increase of 3.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Loretto had a population of 1,714 people. This makes Loretto the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Loretto represents 0.03% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 184th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,714 people, the population of Loretto increased 2.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,665 people).

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

Communities Also Named Loretto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Loretto - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Loretto.

Communities near Loretto ...

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

  • Lawrenceburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Liberty Grove
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Grove
    • Liberty Grove is located in Lawrence County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,825 people
  • New Prospect
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Prospect
    • New Prospect is located in Lawrence County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 6,880 people
  • Rogersville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogersville
    • Rogersville is located in Lauderdale County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,293 people
    • Former name for Rogersville:
    • Rodgersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rogersville <5>
  • Corning ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corning
    • Corning is located in Wayne County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 1,210 people
  • Killen
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killen
    • Killen is located in Lauderdale County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 962 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Killen <5>
  • Collinwood
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinwood
    • Collinwood is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 932 people
  • Saint Joseph
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph is located in Lawrence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 824 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph <5>
  • Saint Florian
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Florian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Florian
    • Saint Florian is located in Lauderdale County (AL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
  • Lexington
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Loretto ...

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

Adding Loretto to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Loretto 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 Loretto was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Loretto post office opened in 1873.

We also found Loretto on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Tennessee (1888).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Loretto.

The official website for Loretto: www.ci.loretto.tn.us/

The official website for Lawrence County: www.co.lawrence.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 Lawrence, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Loretto.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Loretto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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