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Rocky Top, Tennessee

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Welcome to Rocky Top ...

The town of Rocky Top is primarily located in Anderson County. A portion of Rocky Top extends into Campbell County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Rocky Top has a population of 1,767 people<1> (see below for details).

The town of Rocky Top was named Lake City before it was changed to Rocky Top and going back to its beginning, it was originally named Coal Creek.

Rocky Top is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

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

The telephone area code for Rocky Top: (865)

The ZIP code for Rocky Top: 37769<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rocky Top had a population of 1,781 people. This makes Rocky Top the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Rocky Top represents 0.03% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,781 people, the population of Rocky Top decreased 5.67% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,888 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Rocky Top had an population of 1,767 people. This is a decrease of 0.79% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.41% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rocky Top.

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 Rocky Top. 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 Rocky Top. 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 Rocky Top.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rocky Top ...

Looking for more information about Rocky Top? 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 Rocky Top, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rocky Top.

Communities near Rocky Top ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Oak Ridge   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Rocky Top

Spring Hill   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Rocky Top

Clinton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Rocky Top

LaFollette   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Rocky Top

Located in Campbell County

Smithwood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Rocky Top

Located in Knox County

Oak Grove Heights   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Rocky Top

Located in Knox County

Hunting Hills West   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Rocky Top

Located in Knox County

Oliver Springs   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Rocky Top

Coalfield   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Rocky Top

Located in Morgan County

Maynardville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Rocky Top

Located in Union County

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rocky Top.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rocky Top - 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 town (such as Rocky Top). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rocky Top 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 '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- Rocky Top) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rocky Top. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rocky Top

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rocky Top. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2193, Longitude: -84.1558     [Map].






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