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Allardt, Tennessee
Pumpkin-shaped water tower in Allardt
Pumpkin-shaped water tower in Allardt
Location of Allardt in Fentress County, Tennessee.
Location of Allardt in Fentress County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Fentress
Incorporated 1964
Named for Frederick Allardt
 • Total 3.77 sq mi (9.76 km2)
 • Land 3.77 sq mi (9.76 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,677 ft (511 m)
 • Total 634
 • Estimate 
 • Density 166.31/sq mi (64.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-00660
GNIS feature ID 1269300

Allardt is a city in Fentress County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 634 at the 2010 census. The current mayor Ms. Patricia (Pat) Brown Clark was elected in 2018. According to the city charter, there are three city council board members, currently (as of 2018) Chris Crabtree, Thomas Potter, and Michael Wiley.


After 1880, Frederick Allardt and Bruno Gernt brought a group of Germans from Michigan to settle in the area. The town was incorporated in 1964.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2), all of it land. The city is situated atop the western Cumberland Plateau in a relatively broad area surrounded by rugged hills. Tennessee State Route 52 passes roughly west-to-east through the city, connecting it with Jamestown to the northwest and Rugby to the east. State Route 296 intersects State Route 52 near the center of Allardt, and continues directly westward to U.S. Route 127.

Colditz Cove State Natural Area, best known for the 60-foot (18 m) Northrup Falls, lies just southeast of Allardt. The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area lies a few miles to the northeast.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 610
1980 654 7.2%
1990 609 −6.9%
2000 642 5.4%
2010 634 −1.2%
2019 (est.) 627 −1.1%

2020 census

Allardt racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 538 96.94%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2 0.36%
Other/Mixed 15 2.7%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 555 people, 266 households, and 171 families residing in the city.

Arts and culture

Annual events

Every October the town hosts the Great Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Off, which coincides with world-wide pumpkin weigh-off.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Allardt has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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