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New Prospect, Tennessee
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Welcome to New Prospect ...

So far, we have found very little information about New Prospect. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added New Prospect to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with New Prospect, please Contact Us.


New Prospect would have been located within present day Union County<2>.

The location of New Prospect has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for New Prospect is 1,020 feet [311 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where New Prospect was located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

If New Prospect still existed, it would have been in the (865) area code.

Communities Also Named New Prospect ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named New Prospect: This one is located in Union County and the other is located in Lawrence County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 11 communities that are also named New Prospect - they are located in Alabama (2), Mississippi, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ontario, South Carolina, Texas (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near New Prospect ...

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

  • Middlesboro [Bell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middlesboro
    • Middlesboro [Bell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of New Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,884 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middlesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middlesboro<6>
  • LaFollette [Campbell County]
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    • LaFollette [Campbell County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of New Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,585 people
    • LaFollette has also been known as:
    • Big Creek Gap
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for LaFollette<6>
  • Harrogate [Claiborne County]
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    • Harrogate [Claiborne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of New Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,362 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrogate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrogate
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrogate<6>
  • New Tazewell [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Tazewell
    • New Tazewell [Claiborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of New Prospect
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,705 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Tazewell<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maynardville [Union County]
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      • Maynardville [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,452 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maynardville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maynardville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maynardville<6>
    • Pine Crest [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Crest
      • Pine Crest [Campbell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of New Prospect
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Crest
    • Tazewell [Claiborne County]
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      • Tazewell [Claiborne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,275 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tazewell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tazewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tazewell<6>
    • Plainview [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plainview
      • Plainview [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,184 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plainview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plainview
    • Jacksboro [Campbell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksboro
      • Jacksboro [Campbell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,066 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jacksboro<6>
    • Blaine [Grainger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
      • Blaine [Grainger County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of New Prospect
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine<6>

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

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

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

Adding New Prospect to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of New Prospect in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

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

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

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The official website for Union County: www.unioncountytn.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Prospect, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around New Prospect - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Prospect) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Prospect. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4020, Longitude: -83.8432       In this case, the coordinates for New Prospect have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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