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Welcome to Turtletown ...

Turtletown is located in Polk County<1>.

The location of Turtletown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Turtletown is 1,550 feet [472 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

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

The area code for Turtletown: (423)

Communities Also Named Turtletown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Turtletown - it's located in West Virginia.

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

Communities near Turtletown ...

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

  • Jacktown [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
    • Jacktown [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Turtletown
    • Estimated population in 2014: 67,319 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacktown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacktown
  • Pantertown [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantertown
    • Pantertown [Fannin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Turtletown
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantertown
  • Etowah [McMinn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
    • Etowah [McMinn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Turtletown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<5>
  • Cutcane [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutcane
    • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Turtletown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belltown Hill [Polk County]
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      • Belltown Hill [Polk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Turtletown
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown Hill
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
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      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Turtletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<5>
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
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      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Turtletown
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp
    • Blue Ridge [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Ridge
      • Blue Ridge [Fannin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Turtletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Ridge<5>
    • Benton [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Turtletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,247 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<5>
    • McCaysville [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCaysville
      • McCaysville [Fannin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Turtletown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,217 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McCaysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCaysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCaysville<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Turtletown ...

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

Adding Turtletown to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Turtletown - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Turtletown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtletown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1270, Longitude: -84.3535       In this case, the coordinates for Turtletown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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