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Welcome to Sopha ...

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

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


Sopha would have been located within present day Van Buren County<2>.

The location of Sopha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), Sopha had a population of 3,094 people.<4> (see below for details).

While the community is gone, the present day location for Sopha is 1,840 feet [561 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Note: If you travel east from Sopha (for example, toward Spring City), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Sopha would have been located in the (931) area code.

Communities near Sopha ...

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

  • Smyrna [Warren County]
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    • Smyrna [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Sopha
    • Estimated population in 2014: 45,274 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smyrna have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
  • McMinnville [Warren County]
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    • McMinnville [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Sopha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,776 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McMinnville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McMinnville<7>
  • Sparta [White County]
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    • Sparta [White County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Sopha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,980 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta<7>
  • Newton [Cumberland County]
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    • Newton [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Sopha
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,968 people
    • Newton has also been known as:
    • Peay
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pikeville [Bledsoe County]
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      • Pikeville [Bledsoe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Sopha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pikeville<7>
    • Spencer [Van Buren County]
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      • Spencer [Van Buren County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Sopha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,710 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<7>
    • Doyle [White County]
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      • Doyle [White County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Sopha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doyle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beersheba Springs [Grundy County]
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      • Beersheba Springs [Grundy County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Sopha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beersheba Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bone Cave [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bone Cave
      • Bone Cave [Van Buren County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Sopha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bone Cave
    • Campaign [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campaign
      • Campaign [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Sopha
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campaign

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

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

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

Adding Sopha to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sopha in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Sopha was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Tennessee

About Van Buren County

About Tennessee

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

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 Sopha, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Van Buren, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sopha.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sopha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Sopha) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sopha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6653, Longitude: -85.5214       In this case, the coordinates for Sopha 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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