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Pekin, Tennessee

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Welcome to Pekin ...

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

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

Pekin would have been located within present day Putnam County.

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

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Pekin had a population of 2,093 people.<3> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Pekin is 960 feet [293 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Pekin was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Pekin, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

If Pekin still existed, it would have been in the (931) area code.

Communities Also Named Pekin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Pekin - they are located in Arkansas (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Maryland, Nebraska, New York (2), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5) and Vermont.

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

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 Pekin. 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 Pekin. 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 Pekin.

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

Communities near Pekin ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Columbus Hill   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the Northeast (NE) of Pekin

Located in Jackson County

Cookeville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Pekin

Difficult   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Pekin

Located in Smith County

Temperance Hall   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Pekin

Located in DeKalb County

Smithville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Pekin

Located in DeKalb County

Algood   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) of Pekin

Carthage   [Map]

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

Located in Smith County

White Plains   [Map]

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

Bluff Creek   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Pekin

Located in Smith County

Baxter   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Pekin

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Tennessee

About Putnam County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Putnam County:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

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 Pekin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pekin.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pekin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pekin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pekin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1814, Longitude: -85.7569     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pekin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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