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Welcome to White Plains ...

White Plains is located in Putnam County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of White Plains, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the 2010 Census (the most recent Census number we have), White Plains had a population of 2,196 people.<3> (see below for details).

White Plains is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: White Plains lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

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

The telephone area code for White Plains: (931)

Communities Also Named White Plains ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 21 communities that are also named White Plains - they are located in Alabama (2), Georgia, Illinois (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Manitoba, Maryland (2), Mississippi, Nevada, New York, North Carolina (3), South Carolina (3) and Virginia.

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

Communities near White Plains ...

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

  • Clarktown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarktown
    • Clarktown is located in White County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 146,806 people
  • Columbus Hill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus Hill
    • Columbus Hill is located in Jackson County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 36,071 people
  • Sparta
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Lafayette
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lafayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette
    • Lafayette is located in Putnam County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,962 people
  • Livingston
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
    • Livingston is located in Overton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,129 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston <5>
  • Monterey
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
  • Pekin ‑ Historic
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pekin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pekin
    • Pekin is located in Putnam County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 2,114 people
  • Baxter
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baxter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baxter
    • Baxter is located in Putnam County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,543 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baxter <5>
  • Dodson Branch
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodson Branch
    • Dodson Branch is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,074 people
  • Gainesboro
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesboro
    • Gainesboro is located in Jackson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 951 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gainesboro <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 White Plains. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for White Plains.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for White Plains ...

Looking for more information about White 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to White Plains, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for White Plains.

Adding White Plains to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for White Plains was in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for White Plains.

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

The official website for Putnam County: www.putnamcountytn.gov/

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 Putnam, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for White Plains.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around White Plains - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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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