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Welcome to Unicoi ...

The town of Unicoi is located in Unicoi County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Unicoi has a population of 3,606 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Unicoi is 1,920 feet [585 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Unicoi lies within the (423) area code.

The ZIP code for Unicoi: 37692<4>

Websites for Unicoi ...

Official Website:   www.unicoi.tn.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.unicoicounty.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Unicoi had an population of 3,606 people. This is a decrease of 0.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Unicoi had a population of 3,632 people (or 19.83% of the total population of Unicoi County). This makes Unicoi the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Unicoi represents 0.06% of the population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 121st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,632 people, the population of Unicoi increased 3.21% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,519 people).

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

Communities near Unicoi ...

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

  • Johnson City [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Johnson City [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Unicoi
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • East Ridge [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Unicoi
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Shell Creek [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shell Creek
    • Shell Creek [Carter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Unicoi
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,037 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shell Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shell Creek
  • Elizabethton [Carter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethton
    • Elizabethton [Carter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Unicoi
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nolichucky [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolichucky
      • Nolichucky [Washington County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Unicoi
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 5,861 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolichucky have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Erwin [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erwin
      • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Unicoi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<6>
    • Jonesborough [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesborough
      • Jonesborough [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Unicoi
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesborough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesborough<6>
    • Spurgeon [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spurgeon
      • Spurgeon [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Unicoi
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 3,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spurgeon
    • Onks [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onks
      • Onks [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Unicoi
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onks
    • Camelot Two [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camelot Two
      • Camelot Two [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Unicoi
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camelot Two have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camelot Two

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Unicoi ...

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

Adding Unicoi to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Unicoi: www.unicoi.tn.us/

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 Unicoi, 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 Unicoi.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Unicoi - 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 Unicoi). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Unicoi 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Unicoi) 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 Unicoi. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from UnicoiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Unicoi. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1953, Longitude: -82.3495    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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