Farragut, Tennessee


Farragut, Tennessee

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Farragut, Tennessee
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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Tennessee
subdivision_type2 = Counties
subdivision_name2 = Knox, Loudon [cite web | url = http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2006_47.csv | title = Subcounty population estimates: Tennessee 2000-2006| format = CSV | publisher = United States Census Bureau, Population Division | date = 2007-06-28 | accessdate = 2008-05-28]
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population_total = 17720
population_density_km2 = 425.3
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code = 37922 and 37934
area_code = 865
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blank_info = 47-25760GR|2
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Farragut is a town in Knox County [ [http://www.townoffarragut.org/library/Farragut_Facts_1207236854.pdf Farragut Facts - Town of Farragut, TN website] ] in the U.S. state of Tennessee, and is a suburb of nearby Knoxville. A tiny sliver of town extends into Loudon County. Farragut's population was 17,720 at the 2000 census. It is included in the "Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area". It is named in honor of American Civil War Admiral David Farragut, who was born just east of Farragut at Campbell's Station in 1801.

Geography

Farragut is located at coor dms|35|52|39|N|84|10|25|W|city (35.877511, -84.173548)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.2 square miles (42.1 km²), of which, 16.1 square miles (41.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.05%) is water.

History

The area was originally known as Campbell’s Station. A fort and stage coach station were built there by David Campbell in 1787. The brick Campbell's Station Inn was built there in 1810 and still stands on Kingston Pike within sight of the Farragut Town Hall. It is still in use as a private residence. The Civil War Battle of Campbell's Station was fought there on November 16, 1863.

The historic unincorporated town of Concord (listed on the National Register of Historic Places) was founded in 1854 just outside of what would become the eastern boundary of Farragut. Concord is located on the main rail line to Atlanta, Georgia and main channel of the Tennessee River. Picturesque buildings and antebellum homes sit along the river, as well as several very old churches.

Farragut High School was built by the community in 1904 and was named after Admiral Farragut.

Farragut was incorporated on January 16, 1980. The first mayor, Eddie Ford, was elected April 1, 1980. A small part of the $500 million Turkey Creek shopping, office, and housing development, begun in the late 1990s, is within the town's borders.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 17,720 people, 6,333 households, and 5,231 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,101.5 people per square mile (425.2/km²). There were 6,628 housing units at an average density of 412.0/sq mi (159.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.88% White, 1.80% African American, 0.15% Native American, 3.16% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.07% of the population.

There were 6,333 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.0% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.4% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 32.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $82,726, and the median income for a family was $91,423. Males had a median income of $70,873 versus $34,955 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,830. About 2.6% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.

Historic buildings

* Campbell Station Inn
* Avery Russell House
* National Register of Historic Places, Knox County, Tennessee

Media

WFIV-FM

References

Further reading

* Angel, Margaret. "Not So Long Ago, In the Concord-Farragut Area : Stories, Paintings and Sketches." (M. Angel, 1986).

External links

* [http://www.townoffarragut.org/overview.html Town of Farragut website]
* [http://www.firstcommercialrealestateinc.com/turkeycreek/index.html Turkey Creek website]
* [http://www.knoxcotn.org/ Knox County Genealogy & History]


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