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Townsend, Tennessee
(Blount County)

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The location of Townsend

Welcome to Townsend ...

The city of Townsend is located in Blount County.

The location of Townsend has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Townsend has a population of 443 people<2> (see below for details).

Townsend is 1,100 feet [335 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

Townsend is within the (865) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Townsend had a population of 448 people. This makes Townsend the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 448 people, the population of Townsend increased 83.61% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 244 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Townsend had an population of 443 people. This is a decrease of 1.12% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 81.56% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Townsend ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Townsend: This one is located in Blount County and the other is located in Henry County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 23 communities that are also named Townsend - they are located in British Columbia, Colorado (2), Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New York, Ohio (3), Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Townsend ...

Chamber of Commerce:

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

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 Townsend. 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 Townsend. 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 Townsend.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Townsend ...

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

Communities near Townsend ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Maryville   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Townsend

Sevierville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Townsend

Located in Sevier County

Seymour Heights   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Townsend

Located in Sevier County

Alcoa   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Townsend

Cowan Springs   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Townsend

Fairway Estates   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Townsend

Pigeon Forge   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Townsend

Located in Sevier County

Rocky Branch   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Townsend

Eagleton Village   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Townsend

Gatlinburg   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Townsend

Located in Sevier County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Townsend.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Townsend - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Townsend) 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 Townsend. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Townsend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Townsend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6738, Longitude: -83.7541     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Townsend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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