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Dover, Tennessee
Location of Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee.
Location of Dover in Stewart County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Stewart
Area
 • Total 3.93 sq mi (10.18 km2)
 • Land 3.83 sq mi (9.91 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
Elevation
413 ft (126 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,417
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,546
 • Density 404.08/sq mi (156.01/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37058
Area code(s) 931 Exchange: 232
FIPS code 47-21400
GNIS feature ID 1282753
Dover Hotel
The Dover Hotel was the site of the unconditional surrender of General Buckner to General Grant in 1862

Dover is a city in and the county seat of Stewart County, Tennessee, 67 miles (108 km) west-northwest of Nashville on the Cumberland River. Fort Donelson National Cemetery is in Dover. The population was 1,442 at the 2000 census and the 2010 census showed a population of 1,417.

Dover is part of the Clarksville, TN–Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Dover is located at 36°28′56″N 87°50′41″W / 36.48222°N 87.84472°W / 36.48222; -87.84472 (36.482316, -87.844678).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), of which 3.8 square miles (9.8 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (2.56%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 298
1870 270 −9.4%
1880 317 17.4%
1900 400
1960 736
1970 1,179 60.2%
1980 1,197 1.5%
1990 1,341 12.0%
2000 1,442 7.5%
2010 1,417 −1.7%
Est. 2019 1,546 9.1%
Sources:

2020 census

Dover racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,648 90.25%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 57 3.12%
Native American 4 0.22%
Asian 9 0.49%
Other/Mixed 51 2.79%
Hispanic or Latino 57 3.12%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,826 people, 697 households, and 381 families residing in the city.

Tourism

Fort Donelson, was the site of a major Union victory in the Civil War, is located west of downtown Dover and located inside Fort Donelson National Battlefield Park.

Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, a 8,862 acres (35.86 km2) habitat for waterfowl and aquatic plant life, is located on the Cumberland River east of Dover.

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is located 6 miles (9.7 km) from downtown.

Notable people

  • Isham N. Haynie, lawyer, politician, soldier and officer in the Union Army.
  • William B. Ross, 12th Governor of Wyoming.
  • Bernie Walter, professional baseball player.
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