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Paint Rock, Tennessee
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The location of Paint Rock

Welcome to Paint Rock ...

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

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

Paint Rock would have been located within present day Roane County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Paint Rock is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Paint Rock (for example, toward Lake Tansi Village), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

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

Communities Also Named Paint Rock ...

While we believe that this Paint Rock is located in Roane County, we know of another 2 Tennessee communities named Paint Rock. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cocke and Loudon County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 5 communities that are also named Paint Rock - they are located in Alabama, North Carolina and Texas.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Paint Rock. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Paint Rock. 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 Paint Rock.

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

Communities near Paint Rock ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Oak Ridge   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Paint Rock

Located in Anderson County

Farragut   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Paint Rock

Located in Knox County

McMullens   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) of Paint Rock

Located in Blount County

Lakemont Heights   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Paint Rock

College Grove   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Paint Rock

Lenoir City   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) of Paint Rock

Located in Loudon County

Harriman   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Paint Rock

Located in Morgan County

Sweetwater   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Paint Rock

Located in Monroe County

Kingston   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Paint Rock

Loudon   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Paint Rock

Located in Loudon County

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

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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 Paint Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paint Rock - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Paint Rock) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paint Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7848, Longitude: -84.4597     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Paint Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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