Coker Creek, Tennessee
Coker Creek is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, United States. It is located on Tennessee State Route 68 6.7 miles south of Tellico Plains. Coker Creek had a post office from October 26, 1841, to September 27, 2008. Coker Creek lies in the southern Appalachian Mountains surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest, just west of the Tennessee-North Carolina state line. Tellico Mountain lies to the north, Farner Mountain to the south, Unicoi Mountain to the east, Cataska Mountain to the west. There are homes and businesses, 11 grave yards, 9 churches, many hiking trails and artisan shops, it is home to a recreational retreat, Coker Creek Village. The area is known for its trout fishing and the mountains are home to rhododendron, laurel and the many species of trees native to this area. Gold was discovered here long. Monroe County Schools operates public schools. Coker Creek Elementary School serves the community. Media related to Coker Creek, Tennessee at Wikimedia Commons
Madisonville is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County, United States. The population was 3,939 at the 2000 census and 4,577 at the 2010 census. Madisonville is located at 35°31′11″N 84°21′49″W, it is situated along U. S. Route 411 just east of its junction near the center of Monroe County; the Unicoi Mountains rise prominently to the southeast. According to the United States Census Bureau, Madisonville has a total area of 5.8 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,939 people, 1,671 households, 1,066 families residing in the town; the population density was 677.4 people per square mile. There were 1,806 housing units at an average density of 310.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 93.42% White, 3.96% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.79% from other races, 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.01% of the population. There were 1,671 households out of which 27.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.2% were non-families.
32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.86. In the town the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males. The median income for a household in the town was $29,250, the median income for a family was $31,918. Males had a median income of $31,504 versus $23,828 for females; the per capita income for the town was $16,468. About 13.3% of families and 18.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.8% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over. The City of Madisonville began as the town of Tellico, prior to that a Cherokee village of the same name; the Calhoun Treaty and resulting Hiwassee Purchase of 1819 opened the area for white settlement.
Madisonville was founded in the early 1820s as a county seat for Monroe County, formed in 1819. The town was known as "Tellico," but its name was changed to "Madisonville" in 1830 in honor of U. S. President James Madison in accordance with a petition from the residents presented by state representative James Madison Greenway. Madisonville was incorporated on May 16, 1850; the Monroe County Airport is a county-owned, public-use airport located two nautical miles northwest of the central business district of Madisonville. Hiwassee College is located just north of the Madisonville city limits. Madisonville is home to a satellite campus of Cleveland State Community College; the Monroe County Schools System serves Madisonville, they include: Madisonville Primary School, Madisonville Intermediate School, Madisonville Middle School Sequoyah High School. Sequoyah was formed by the consolidation of Vonore High School and Madisonville High School in 1995. Isaac Cline - meteorologist, born nearby Sue K. Hicks - Scopes Trial attorney and influence for the ballad, "A Boy Named Sue" Estes Kefauver - U.
S. Congressman and Senator who ran for Vice President as Adlai Stevenson's running mate in 1956 Sharon Gail Lee - Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Tod Sloan - Major League Baseball outfielder EmiSunshine - singer/songwriter Official website
Sweetwater is a city in Monroe and McMinn counties in the U. S. state of Tennessee, the most populous city in Monroe County. The population was 5,764 at the 2010 census. Sweetwater is the home of the Craighead Caverns which contains the Lost Sea, the United States' largest underground lake. A legend states. Sweetwater was established in the 1850s on a series of lots sold by Isaac Lenoir, a local politician and son of the founder of Lenoir City. Sweetwater was incorporated in 1875. Sweetwater is located at 35°36′9″N 84°28′1″W; the city lies along Sweetwater Creek, which flows northeast for several miles before emptying into the Watts Bar Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River. The creek's drainage has created a lowland area known as Sweetwater Valley, surrounded by low hills. Sweetwater is centered along U. S. Route 11 between its junction with State Route 68 to State Route 322 to the north. Interstate 75 passes along the western boundary of Sweetwater. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.9 square miles, all land.
Sweetwater is located in a valley amidst the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, is surrounded by farmland. As of the census of 2000, there were 5,586 people, 2,315 households, 1,537 families residing in the city; the population density was 810.1 people per square mile. There were 2,511 housing units at an average density of 364.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 89.72% White, 7.32% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.91% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, 1.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population. There were 2,315 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 33.6% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.87.
In the city, the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $28,323, the median income for a family was $35,269. Males had a median income of $29,982 versus $23,075 for females; the per capita income for the city was $16,746. About 11.5% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.5% of those under age 18 and 18.1% of those age 65 or over. As of 1989, most of the economy consists of agriculture business. In addition some light industry is located in Sweetwater, including a chemical factory, a hosiery mill, a stove plant. A new Walmart Supercenter added 200 jobs to the Sweetwater area. A Rural King store opened in Feb 2018. Sweetwater boasts a vibrant downtown district.
The Nationally recognized Main Street community boasts restaurants, a coffee shop, retail stores and clothing boutiques. Sweetwater is home to the Lost Sea, the world's largest cave, which drives tourists to the area all year long. Sweetwater City Schools operates public middle schools in the area. Sweetwater High School is part of Monroe County Schools. Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School was located in Sweetwater from 1989 to 2007, it was located in the former Tennessee Military Institute. Cross Creek K-12 operates as a private Christian school, it was developed by the couple Harold Jeffers Darragh, who developed Willow Creek, Karen Darragh. Butch Baker, country music artist Gerald Brown, NFL and collegiate coach Kippy Brown, NFL and collegiate coach North Callahan and journalist Dwight Henry, politician Paul Dean Holt, former NASCAR Winston Cup driver Frank North, collegiate coach Gerald North, climatologist Harold Jeffers Darragh and developer List of cities in Tennessee Official website Tourism website Municipal Technical Advisory Service entry for Sweetwater — information on local government and link to charter
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land, not governed by a local municipal corporation. Municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are rare. Unlike many other countries, Australia has only one level of local government beneath state and territorial governments. A local government area contains several towns and entire cities. Thus, aside from sparsely populated areas and a few other special cases all of Australia is part of an LGA. Unincorporated areas are in remote locations, cover vast areas or have small populations. Postal addresses in unincorporated areas, as in other parts of Australia use the suburb or locality names gazetted by the relevant state or territorial government.
Thus, there is any ambiguity regarding addresses in unincorporated areas. The Australian Capital Territory is in some sense an unincorporated area; the territorial government is directly responsible for matters carried out by local government. The far west and north of New South Wales constitutes the Unincorporated Far West Region, sparsely populated and warrants an elected council. A civil servant in the state capital manages such matters; the second unincorporated area of this state is Lord Howe Island. In the Northern Territory, 1.45% of the total area and 4.0% of the population are in unincorporated areas, including Unincorporated Top End Region, areas covered by the Darwin Rates Act—Nhulunbuy, Alyangula on Groote Eylandt in the northern region, Yulara in the southern region. In South Australia, 60% of the area is unincorporated and communities located within can receive municipal services provided by a state agency, the Outback Communities Authority. Victoria has 10 small unincorporated areas, which are either small islands directly administered by the state or ski resorts administered by state-appointed management boards.
Western Australia is exceptional in two respects. Firstly, the only remote area, unincorporated is the Abrolhos Islands, uninhabited and controlled by the WA Department of Fisheries. Secondly, the other unincorporated areas are A-class reserves either in, or close to, the Perth metropolitan area, namely Rottnest Island and Kings Park. In Canada, depending on the province, an unincorporated settlement is one that does not have a municipal council that governs over the settlement, it is but not always, part of a larger municipal government. This can range from small hamlets to large urbanized areas that are similar in size to towns and cities. For example, the urban service areas of Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park, of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and Strathcona County would be the fifth and sixth largest cities in Alberta if they were incorporated. In British Columbia, unincorporated settlements lie outside municipal boundaries and are administered directly by regional/county-level governments similar to the American system.
Unincorporated settlements with a population of between 100 and 1,000 residents may have the status of designated place in Canadian census data. In some provinces, large tracts of undeveloped wilderness or rural country are unorganized areas that fall directly under the provincial jurisdiction; some unincorporated settlements in such unorganized areas may have some types of municipal services provided to them by a quasi-governmental agency such as a local services board in Ontario. In New Brunswick where a significant population live in a Local Service District and services may come directly from the province; the entire area of the Czech Republic is divided into municipalities, with the only exception being 4 military areas. These are parts of the regions and do not form self-governing municipalities, but are rather governed by military offices, which are subordinate to the Ministry of Defense. † Brdy Military Area was abandoned by the Army in 2015 and converted into Landscape park, with its area being incorporated either into existing municipalities or municipalities newly established from the existing settlements.
The other four Military Areas were reduced in size in 2015 too. The decisions on whether the settlements join existing municipalities or form new ones are decided in plebiscites. Since Germany has no administrative level comparable to the townships of other countries, the vast majority of the country, close to 99%, is organized in municipalities consisting of multiple settlements which are not considered to be unincorporated; because these settlements lack a council of their own, there is an Ortsvorsteher / Ortsvorsteherin appointed by the municipal council, except in the smallest villages. In 2000, the number of unincorporated areas in Germany, called gemeindefreie Gebiete or singular gemeindefreies Gebiet, was 295 with a total area of 4,890.33 km² and around 1.4% of its territory. However
Vonore is a town in Monroe and Blount counties, in the U. S. state of Tennessee. The population was 1,474 as of the 2010 census; the current mayor is Bob Lovingood. The city hall, community center, police department, fire department are located on Church Street. Vonore's location at the confluence of the Little Tennessee River and the Tellico River places it near the center of one of the richest archaeological regions in the southeastern United States; the now-submerged Icehouse Bottom site was occupied by Native Americans as early as 7500 B. C. and the now-submerged Rose Island was home to a significant Woodland period settlement. A substantial Mississippian period village was located at Toqua south of Vonore. There is some evidence that Toqua's Mississippian village was the village of "Tali", visited by the Hernando de Soto expedition in 1540. By the time Euro-American explorers arrived in the area in the 18th century, the Overhill Cherokee had established several villages along the Little Tennessee.
These villages included Tanasi, the name source for the state of Tennessee, Chota, the "mother town" of the Overhills. Mialoquo, the home of the Cherokee chief Dragging Canoe, was located just north of the modern US-411 bridge. Tuskegee, which developed adjacent to Fort Loudoun, was the birthplace of Sequoyah, creator of the written Cherokee syllabary. Fort Loudoun was a British colonial-era fort built in 1756 in hopes of obtaining Cherokee assistance during the French and Indian War, it was one of the first major British outposts west of the Appalachian Mountains, though it was only garrisoned until 1760, when the Cherokee captured it after a lengthy siege. The Tellico Blockhouse, an American outpost located across the river from Fort Loudoun, was built in 1794 to help keep the peace between the Cherokee and the fast-encroaching American settlers; the Tellico agent, the chief American diplomat to the Cherokee, operated out of the blockhouse. In 1819, the Cherokee signed the Calhoun Treaty, relinquishing what is now Monroe County to the United States.
The county itself was established shortly thereafter. Niles Ferry, the primary crossing of the Little Tennessee River along the Old Federal Road, operated at what is now the US-411 bridge from 1805 to 1947; the ferry was established by early settler Barclay McGhee, who had leased the rights from the Tellico agent. Barclay McGhee operated the ferry until his death in 1819, it would come under the ownership of McGhee's son, John McGhee. The ferry is named for J. W. J. Niles, a son-in-law of John McGhee who assumed ownership of the ferry in the 1850s. In 1890, the Atlanta and Northern Railroad laid tracks through Monroe County. A stopover known as Upton Station was established just beyond the railroad's Little Tennessee River crossing. Three years an area doctor named Walter Kennedy applied for a post office for Upton Station; when the postal service informed him that Upton Station had been taken, Kennedy chose the name "Vonore", a combination of the German word von and the English word "ore", as Kennedy believed the town would become a mining town.
Most of the valley's archaeological sites were flooded in 1979 when the Tennessee Valley Authority completed Tellico Dam at the mouth of the Little Tennessee. Preservationists aided by Works Progress Administration funds had reconstructed Fort Loudoun in the 1930s. Additional reconstruction was undertaken in the 1970s and 1980s, including moving the fort out of range of water which the dam would raise. After archaeological excavators located the foundation of the Tellico Blockhouse in the 1970s, they placed posts and fill to give visitors an idea of its layout. Both are now part of Fort Loudoun State Park. Vonore is located along the northern border of Monroe County at 35°35′58″N 84°13′22″W. A small portion extends into Blount County along Ninemile Creek. Vonore is situated along the southwestern bank of the Little Tennessee River at its confluence with the Tellico River; this section of the Little Tennessee and the lower Tellico River are both part of Tellico Lake, an artificial reservoir created by Tellico Dam.
The Unicoi Mountains and Great Smoky Mountains rise prominently to the south. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 11.9 square miles, of which 9.0 square miles is land and 2.9 square miles, or 24.67%, is water. U. S. Route 411 connects Vonore with Maryville to Madisonville to the southwest. Tennessee State Route 72 connects the town with Tellico Village and Interstate 75 to the north. Tennessee State Route 360 connects the town with Fort Loudoun State Park and the rural areas at the base of the mountains to the south; the older part of town is situated along Depot Street and Hall Street, includes many older houses, the library, the town hall and other municipal buildings. A more modern retail corridor spans most of the Vonore section of US-411; some shops include Sloan's and Hardees, among others. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,162 people, 496 households, 333 families residing in the town; the population density was 133.6 people per square mile. There were 571 housing units at an average density of 65.6 per square mile.
The racial makeup of the town was 95.52% White, 0.17% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.69% from other races, 3.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.58% of the population. There were 496 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.7% were non-
Monroe County, Tennessee
Monroe County is a county located in the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 44,519, its county seat is Madisonville. During the 18th century and villages of the Overhill Cherokee were scattered along the Little Tennessee River and Tellico River throughout Monroe County; these included Chota and Great Tellico, which at various times were Cherokee principal towns, as well as Citico, Tomotley, Mialoquo and Tallassee. Archaeological excavations at the Citico site suggest the area was inhabited for thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers. Artifacts uncovered from the Icehouse Bottom site near Vonore date to as early as 7500 B. C. during the Archaic period. Fort Loudoun was built by the British in 1756 as part of an agreement with the Cherokee. After relations soured between the British and Cherokee in 1760, the Cherokee laid siege to the fort, killed most of its garrison. Monroe County was established in 1819 after the signing of the Calhoun Treaty, in which the Cherokee relinquished claims to lands stretching from the Little Tennessee River south to the Hiwassee River.
The county was named for President James Monroe. Some of the state's first gold mines were located in Monroe County. Placer mining took place on Coker Creek in the early 1830s. Monroe County was one of the few East Tennessee counties to support secession at the outbreak of the Civil War. On June 8, 1861, the county voted in favor of Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession by a margin of 1,096 to 774. In the early 20th century, the Babcock Lumber Company conducted extensive logging operations in the Tellico Plains area. During the same period, the Aluminum Company of America began building a string of dams along the Little Tennessee, among them Calderwood and Cheoah, to power its aluminum smelting operations in nearby Alcoa; the construction of Tellico Dam by the Tennessee Valley Authority in the 1970s, although staunchly opposed by many Monroe Countians, provided a number of new economic and recreational opportunities. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 653 square miles, of which 636 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water.
The Unicoi Mountains, part of the greater Blue Ridge chain, dominate the southeastern part of the county. The crest of this range marks Monroe's boundaries with the North Carolina counties and Cherokee; the Little Tennessee River flows along Monroe County's border with Blount County to the northeast. Three artificial lakes— Tellico Lake, Chilhowee Lake and Calderwood Lake— occupy this section of the river; the Tellico River, a tributary of the Little Tennessee, drains much of the southwestern part of the county. The Bald River, noted for the scenic Bald River Falls, is a tributary of the Tellico River. Sweetwater Creek, a tributary of the Tennessee River, drains a portion of northern Monroe County. Loudon County Blount County Graham County, North Carolina Cherokee County, North Carolina Polk County McMinn County Bald River Gorge Wilderness Cherohala Skyway Cherokee National Forest Citico Creek Wilderness Fort Loudoun State Park Tellico Blockhouse State Historic Site Tellico Lake Wildlife Management Area As of the census of 2000, there were 38,961 people, 15,329 households, 11,236 families residing in the county.
The population density was 61 people per square mile. There were 17,287 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.87% White, 2.27% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, 1.26% from two or more races. 1.76% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 15,329 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.40% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.70% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.94. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years.
For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,337, the median income for a family was $34,902. Males had a median income of $29,621 versus $21,064 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,951. 15.50% of the population and 12.00% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.40% of those under the age of 18 and 17.70% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. Monroe County Schools serves most of the county for high school. Residents of Sweetwater are served by Sweetwater City Schools for elementary through junior high school. Tennessee Meiji Gakuin High School was located in Sweetwater from 1989 to 2007. A portion of the county is included in the Cherokee National Forest; the Monroe section of the forest includes two federally designated wilderness areas— Citico Creek and Bald River Gorge. The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is located just across the North Carolina border to the east.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located just across the Blount County border to the northeast. The Cherohala Skyway, a national scenic byway, connects Tellico Plains with Robbinsville, North Carolina. Crossing the Unicoi Mountains, the
Sequoyah High School (Tennessee)
Sequoyah High School is a public high school in Madisonville, Tennessee. The school, a part of Monroe County Schools, was built in 1995 and combined Vonore High School and Madisonville High School, it is named after the Cherokee Indian Sequoyah. It is one of three high schools in Monroe County; the school is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools. Sequoyah High School is recognized as a Bronze School by U. S. News & World Report; the mascot is the Chief and the school colors are red and gold. Ms. Debi Tipton is the current principal of Sequoyah High School; the assistant principals are Ms. Kristie Tallent and Mr. Terry Harris along with Mr. Randy Echols who serves as freshman academy principal. Sequoyah High School has a teaching staff of 60 as well as support staff of about 20; the percentage of students who come from socioeconomically disadvantaged homes is 52.85%. Sequoyah offers extracurricular activities which include Associated Student Body, 25+ school clubs, various special interest organizations.
Volunteer hours are not required for graduation. A partial list of organizations includes: Academic Incentive Club, Art Club, Beta Club, Color Guard, Chief's Club, Class Government, Envirothon, Ethics Bowl, FCA, FCCLA, FFA, FLC, FTA/Peer Tutoring, Future Business Leaders of America, HOSA, Key Club, Planet Club, SACS, Scholar's Bowl, Science Bowl, Science Fair, Science Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Sequoyah Cares, SQHS government, Student Council, Talent Search, VICA, Yearbook. Sequoyah has many competitive athletic teams. A few of these teams include football, marching band and baseball, as well as many others. Words by Linda Trout Tune - Traditional Alma Mater Written March 24, 2004 Verse One Standing strong our alma mater Built for one and all. Knowledge and vocation Taught to make us strong. Chorus Onward march, we wave our banner Red and gold. Hail to thee Sequoyah High School In our hearts we hold. Verse Two Sound her praises, cheer her conquests Lift our hearts up high. Loyal devotion, Hopes that never die.
Chorus Onward march, we wave our banner Red and gold. Hail to thee Sequoyah High School In our hearts we hold; the State of Tennessee Report Card indicate Sequoyah High School scored.8 in Academic Achievement, 1.9 in Student Academic Growth, 1.4 on Chronic Absences, 2.0 in Ready to Graduate, 3.o in Graduation Rate. Each school receives up to six indicator scores that range with 4 being the highest. Districts and the state do not have indicator scores; these numbers are not a reflection of any individual student in the school. Instead, the scores highlight key areas of strength and weakness, both in how well the school serves the overall student population, as well as specific student groups