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Loretto, Tennessee

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Welcome to Loretto ...

The city of Loretto is located in Lawrence County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Loretto has a population of 1,752 people<1> (see below for details).

Loretto is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Loretto lies within the (931) area code.

Population Details ...

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 (which had a count of 1,665 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Loretto had an population of 1,752 people. This is an increase of 2.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.23% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Loretto ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Loretto and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2016
Killen (AL)   [Map]   977   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lexington (AL)   [Map]   718   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rogersville (AL)   [Map]   1,220   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Florian (AL)   [Map]   591   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Collinwood   [Map]   965   W   18 miles [29 km]
Corning - Historic   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Loretto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Loretto. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 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 Loretto.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Loretto:

Websites for Loretto ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Loretto, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Loretto.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Loretto. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Loretto.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Loretto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Loretto. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Loretto) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Loretto. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Loretto

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Loretto. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0804, Longitude: -87.4409     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Loretto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Loretto.