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Welcome to Tellico Plains ...

The town of Tellico Plains is located in Monroe County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Tellico Plains: Tellico Plns.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Tellico Plains has a population of 907 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Tellico Plains is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you travel west from Tellico Plains, you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

The ZIP code for Tellico Plains: 37385<4>

Websites for Tellico Plains ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.monroecountychamber.org/

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Tellico Plains had an population of 907 people. This is an increase of 3.07% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Tellico Plains had a population of 880 people. This makes Tellico Plains the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Tellico Plains represents 0.01% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 244th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 880 people, the population of Tellico Plains increased 2.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 859 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Tellico Plains.

Communities near Tellico Plains ...

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

  • Athens [McMinn County]
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    • Athens [McMinn County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Tellico Plains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,120 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<7>
  • Sweetwater [Monroe County]
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    • Sweetwater [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Tellico Plains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,956 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sweetwater<7>
  • Madisonville [Monroe County]
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    • Madisonville [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Tellico Plains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,024 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<7>
  • Etowah [McMinn County]
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    • Etowah [McMinn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Tellico Plains
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tuskeegee [Monroe County] - Historic
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      • Tuskeegee [Monroe County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Tellico Plains
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,663 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuskeegee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vonore [Monroe County]
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      • Vonore [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Tellico Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vonore have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vonore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vonore<7>
    • Englewood [McMinn County]
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      • Englewood [McMinn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Tellico Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,538 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Englewood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Englewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Englewood<7>
    • Niota [McMinn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Niota
      • Niota [McMinn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Tellico Plains
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Niota have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Niota
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Niota<7>
    • Belltown [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
      • Belltown [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Tellico Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown
    • Coker Creek [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coker Creek
      • Coker Creek [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Tellico Plains
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coker Creek

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Tellico Plains ...

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

Adding Tellico Plains to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroegovernment.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 Monroe, 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 Tellico Plains.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Tellico Plains - 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 Tellico Plains). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Tellico Plains or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tellico Plains) 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 Tellico Plains. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tellico PlainsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tellico Plains. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3633, Longitude: -84.2938    
<6>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.
<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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