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Welcome to Philadelphia ...

The city of Philadelphia is located in Loudon County<1>.

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

When the people of Philadelphia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Philadelphian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Philadelphia has a population of 726 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

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

Philadelphia lies within the (865) area code.

Websites for Philadelphia ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.loudoncounty.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Philadelphia, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Philadelphia had an population of 726 people. This is an increase of 10.67% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 36.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Philadelphia had a population of 656 people. This makes Philadelphia the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Philadelphia represents 0.01% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 267th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 656 people, the population of Philadelphia increased 23.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 533 people).

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

Adding Philadelphia to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Communities Also Named Philadelphia ...

While we believe that this Philadelphia is located in Loudon County, we know of another 3 Tennessee communities named Philadelphia. Those communities are located in the following counties: Jackson, Maury and Washington County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 18 communities that are also named Philadelphia - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia.

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

Communities near Philadelphia ...

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

  • Farragut [Knox County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farragut
    • Farragut [Knox County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,045 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farragut have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farragut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farragut<7>
  • Athens [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens [McMinn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<7>
  • McMullens [Blount County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McMullens
    • McMullens [Blount County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Philadelphia
    • Estimated population in 2014: 13,620 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McMullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMullens
  • College Grove [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Grove
    • College Grove [Roane County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Philadelphia
    • Estimated population in 2014: 10,729 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Grove
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lenoir City [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenoir City
      • Lenoir City [Loudon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenoir City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenoir City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenoir City<7>
    • Harriman [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriman
      • Harriman [Morgan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harriman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harriman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harriman<7>
    • Loudon [Loudon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loudon
      • Loudon [Loudon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,009 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loudon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loudon<7>
    • Sweetwater [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Monroe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sweetwater<7>
    • Kingston [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
      • Kingston [Roane County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<7>
    • Madisonville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Philadelphia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Philadelphia ...

Looking for more information about Philadelphia? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Philadelphia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Philadelphia.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Tennessee

About Loudon County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Loudon County: www.loudoncounty.org/

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 Loudon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Philadelphia refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Philadelphia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Philadelphia.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Philadelphia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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- Philadelphia) 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 Philadelphia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhiladelphiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Philadelphia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6789, Longitude: -84.3998       In this case, the coordinates for Philadelphia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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