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Welcome to Signal Mountain ...

The town of Signal Mountain is located in Hamilton County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Signal Mountain, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1915.

A typical abbreviation for Signal Mountain: Signal Mtn. (or less commonly used: Signal Mntn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Signal Mountain has a population of 8,610 people<2> (see below for details).

Signal Mountain is 1,670 feet [509 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: While Signal Mountain is in the Eastern Time Zone, the area just to the west is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Signal Mountain lies within the (423) area code.

The ZIP code for Signal Mountain: 37377<4>

Websites for Signal Mountain ...

Official Website: www.signalmtntown.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Signal Mountain had an population of 8,610 people. This is an increase of 13.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Signal Mountain had a population of 7,554 people. This makes Signal Mountain the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Signal Mountain represents 0.12% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,554 people, the population of Signal Mountain increased 1.68% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,429 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Signal Mountain.

Communities near Signal Mountain ...

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

  • John Ross Estates
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for John Ross Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for John Ross Estates
    • John Ross Estates is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2018: 84,310 people
  • Newnan Springs
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newnan Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newnan Springs
    • Newnan Springs is located in Catoosa County (GA)
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41,581 people
  • Lytle
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lytle have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lytle
    • Lytle is located in Walker County (GA)
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 37,115 people
  • East Ridge
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,205 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Ridge <6>
  • East Brainerd
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brainerd have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Brainerd
    • East Brainerd is located in Hamilton County
  • Soddy - Daisy
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soddy - Daisy have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy - Daisy
    • Soddy - Daisy is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,719 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soddy - Daisy <6>
  • Soddy Lake Heights
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soddy Lake Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soddy Lake Heights
    • Soddy Lake Heights is located in Hamilton County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 13,190 people
  • Middle Valley Estates
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Valley Estates have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Valley Estates
    • Middle Valley Estates is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 12,684 people
  • Collegedale
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegedale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collegedale
    • Collegedale is located in Hamilton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,400 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegedale <6>
  • Fort Oglethorpe
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Signal Mountain. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Signal Mountain.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Signal Mountain ...

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

Adding Signal Mountain to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Signal Mountain in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Signal Mountain was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Signal Mountain post office opened in 1915.

We also found Signal Mountain on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Tennessee (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Signal Mountain.

The official website for Signal Mountain: www.signalmtntown.org/

The official website for Hamilton County: www.hamiltontn.gov/

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 Hamilton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Signal Mountain.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Signal Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Signal Mountain). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Signal Mountain or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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