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Welcome to Oldfort ...

Oldfort is located in Polk County<1>.

Oldfort is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The area code for Oldfort: (423)

The ZIP code for Oldfort: 37362<3>

Communities near Oldfort ...

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

  • Cleveland [Bradley County]
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    • Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Oldfort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,948 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<5>
  • Collegedale [Hamilton County]
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    • Collegedale [Hamilton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Oldfort
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,400 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegedale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegedale<5>
  • Gregory [Murray County]
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    • Gregory [Murray County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Oldfort
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 7,432 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gregory have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • South Cleveland [Bradley County]
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    • South Cleveland [Bradley County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Oldfort
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 6,912 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Temple Grove [Murray County]
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      • Temple Grove [Murray County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Oldfort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wildwood Lake [Bradley County]
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      • Wildwood Lake [Bradley County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Oldfort
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,124 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Apison [Hamilton County]
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      • Apison [Hamilton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Oldfort
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,469 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apison have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mount Vernon [Catoosa County]
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      • Mount Vernon [Catoosa County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Oldfort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,371 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Vernon have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Varnell [Whitfield County]
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      • Varnell [Whitfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Oldfort
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,137 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnell<5>
    • Tennga [Murray County]
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      • Tennga [Murray County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Oldfort
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tennga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tennga<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oldfort ...

Looking for more information about Oldfort? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Oldfort, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Oldfort.

Adding Oldfort to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Polk County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oldfort - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Oldfort). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oldfort or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Oldfort) 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 Oldfort. 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 OldfortOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oldfort. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0653, Longitude: -84.7338    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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