- Seymour, Tennessee
official_name = Seymour, Tennessee
settlement_type = CDP
mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Seymour, Tennessee
unit_pref = Imperial
area_total_km2 = 32.8
area_land_km2 = 32.7
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 12.7
area_land_sq_mi = 12.6
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0
population_as_of = 2000
population_total = 8850
population_density_km2 = 270.3
population_density_sq_mi = 700.0
timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_m = 285
elevation_ft = 935
latd = 35 |latm = 52 |lats = 14 |latNS = N
longd = 83 |longm = 46 |longs = 33 |longEW = W
Seymour is an unincorporated community and a
census-designated place(CDP) in Blount and Sevier counties in the U.S. stateof Tennessee, United States. The CDP population was 8,850 at the 2000 U.S. census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Seymour is sometimes referred to historically and cartographically [ [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?city=Newell%20Station&state=TN&country=us MapQuest] ] as Newell's Station but is rarely known by this name within the community. The first court of Sevier County,
State of Franklin, was held at Newell's Station on Boyds Creek in March 1785. [ [http://tennesseeencyclopedia.net/imagegallery.php?EntryID=S022 Tennessee Encyclopedia] ]
Upon completion on Dec. 18th, 1909, of the Knoxville, Sevierville & Eastern Railway, the community's station was named Seymour in honor of the line's chief engineer. [ [http://www.trainweb.org/smokymtnrr/route.html Smoky Mountain Railroad] ] The Trundles Cross Roads Post Office, named for one of the area's early settler families, changed its name soon after to reflect the community's new designation. [ [http://www.seymourherald.com/entertainment/2007/nov/06/the-history-of-seymour/ Seymour Herald] ]
Seymour is located at coor dms|35|52|14|N|83|46|33|W|city (35.870533, -83.775936)GR|1.
According to the
United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.7 square miles (32.8 km²), of which, 12.6 square miles (32.7 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.
Chapman Highway (US 441/US 411) is the only four-lane highway in Seymour connecting
Knoxvilleto the north and Sevierville to the south. The two other highways, Highway 411 and Boyds Creek Highway (TN 338) intersect with Chapman Highway at a single intersection.
The town is located within 40 minutes drive of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a 20 minute drive to downtown Knoxville.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,850 people, 3,431 households, and 2,669 families residing in the CDP. The population densitywas 700.0 people per square mile (270.3/km²). There were 3,624 housing units at an average density of 286.6/sq mi (110.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.95% White, 0.36% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.
There were 3,431 households out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.2% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,896, and the median income for a family was $45,244. Males had a median income of $30,568 versus $24,611 for females. The
per capita incomefor the CDP was $18,064. About 3.2% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
The Seymour Chamber of Commerce contends that the CDP does not include the entire area that is identified as the Seymour community, which the Chamber estimates to have had a total population of about 13,500 people in 2000 [ [http://www.seymourtennessee.org/info.html Information About Seymour,Tennessee] , Seymour Chamber of Commerce website (accessed January 5, 2008)] .
* [http://www.seymourherald.com The Seymour Herald]
* [http://www.skstimes.com The South Knox·Seymour Times]
* [http://www.southknoxville.com Seymour/South Knoxville Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.city-data.com/city/Seymour-Tennessee.html City-Data Profile of Seymour, TN]
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