Crockett County, Tennessee
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Crockett County, Tennessee
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Crockett County on display at West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center
Map of Tennessee highlighting Crockett County
Location in the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
Founded 1871
Named for Davy Crockett[1]
Seat Alamo
Largest town Alamo
Area
 o Total 266 sq mi (689 km2)
 o Land 266 sq mi (689 km2)
 o Water 0.2 sq mi (1 km2), 0.08%
Population
 o (2010) 14,586
 o Density 55/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Central: UTC-6/-5

Crockett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,586.[2] Its county seat is Alamo.[3]

Crockett County is included in the Jackson, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Crockett County was formed in 1871 from portions of Haywood, Madison, Dyer and Gibson counties. It is named in honor of David Crockett (1786-1836), frontier humorist, soldier, Tennessee state legislator and U.S. congressman, and defender of the Alamo.[1][4]

In 1876, Crockett County Sheriff R. G. Harris and 19 other unidentified men removed four African Americans from the county jail and beat them, killing one of them. In United States v. Harris (1883), the Supreme Court ruled that the Sheriff could not be prosecuted under federal law.[5]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 266 square miles (690 km2), of which 266 square miles (690 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.08%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties

State protected areas

  • Horns Bluff Refuge (part)

Demographics

Age pyramid Crockett County[12]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 14,532 people, 5,632 households, and 4,066 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 6,138 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 81.96% White, 14.37% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 2.79% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 5.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,632 households out of which 32.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.10% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 28.30% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,015, and the median income for a family was $36,713. Males had a median income of $27,436 versus $21,073 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,600. About 13.20% of families and 16.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.50% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.

Media

Radio

  • WWGM Good News 93.1 - WWGM - Alamo - Southern Gospel Music

Newspaper

The Crockett Times is the paper of record in Crockett County,Tennessee. Locally owned and operated, The Times publishes articles on Crockett County communities of Alamo, Bells, Crockett Mills, Friendship, Gadsden and Maury City, as well as surrounding areas. The Times also publicizes legal notices such as notice to creditors, foreclosure notices, adoption notices, and beer permits. The newspaper is published once a week on Thursday. The Times began publishing in 1873 as the Crockett County Sentinel. In 1933, The Sentinel merged with two other newspapers and was renamed the Crockett Times.

Communities

Cities

Towns

Unincorporated communities

Points of interest

Politics

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.8% 3,982 24.1% 1,303 2.1% 112
2012 68.8% 3,783 30.4% 1,669 0.8% 46
2008 66.2% 3,994 32.6% 1,967 1.3% 76
2004 56.7% 3,242 43.0% 2,459 0.4% 21
2000 49.2% 2,676 49.7% 2,705 1.1% 59
1996 43.1% 1,872 52.0% 2,256 4.9% 214
1992 40.7% 2,180 49.6% 2,657 9.7% 520
1988 55.8% 2,214 43.9% 1,742 0.4% 14
1984 56.0% 2,479 43.7% 1,937 0.3% 13
1980 46.1% 2,117 52.8% 2,422 1.1% 49
1976 36.1% 1,694 63.1% 2,963 0.9% 40
1972 75.4% 2,642 21.0% 735 3.6% 127
1968 20.7% 932 15.6% 703 63.7% 2,865
1964 50.8% 1,873 49.2% 1,817
1960 48.7% 1,467 47.7% 1,438 3.6% 108
1956 33.0% 1,026 63.2% 1,964 3.8% 117
1952 38.3% 1,343 61.4% 2,155 0.3% 11
1948 22.8% 601 53.6% 1,415 23.6% 624
1944 35.4% 782 64.2% 1,421 0.4% 9
1940 26.3% 733 73.4% 2,048 0.3% 9
1936 21.4% 525 78.4% 1,921 0.2% 4
1932 20.8% 513 78.4% 1,934 0.8% 20
1928 48.7% 710 51.3% 749
1924 33.1% 587 65.8% 1,168 1.1% 20
1920 50.8% 2,326 49.2% 2,252
1916 41.6% 1,144 58.4% 1,608
1912 31.7% 852 48.3% 1,297 20.0% 536

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Annie Laurie James, "Crockett County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 96. 
  5. ^ U.S. v. HARRIS, 106 U.S. 629 (1883), Findlaw.com. Retrieved: 25 June 2013.
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved 2015. 
  10. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved 2015. 
  12. ^ Based on 2000 census data
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links

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