Overton County

Overton County, Tennessee

317 University St Courthouse Annex Suite 22
Livingston, TN 38570
Phone: (931) 823-2631
Fax: (931) 823-7036

In north-central TN, northwest of Oak Ridge; organized Sep 11, 1806 from Jackson County and Indian lands. Name Origin: For John Overton (1766-1833), founder (with Andrew Jackson, 1767-1845) of Memphis, TN (1819); judge in the TN superior and supreme courts (1804-16)

Area (sq mi):: 434.82 (land 433.38; water 1.43) Population per square mile: 47.40
Population 2005: 20,523 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 14.10% Population 2000: 20,118 (White 98.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $13,910; median household $26,915; Population below poverty level: 16.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,372-$20,593
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.80% Median travel time to work: 26.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 46.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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References in periodicals archive ?
Sahara has just gone public with their announcement of the acquisition of an oil lease that encompasses nearly 400 acres in the prolific oil and gas producing region of Overton County, Tennessee.
To the north in Overton County, students at Livingston Academy are bussed across the street to TCAT-Livingston.
A single specimen was collected from the West Fork of the Obey River, Overton County, Tennessee, a fourth order Cumberland Plateau stream within the Obey River Watershed of the Cumberland River Drainage, in May 1980 (Pennington, 1985).