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Doyle, Tennessee
The W.S. Terry building in Doyle
The W.S. Terry building in Doyle
Location of Doyle in White County, Tennessee.
Location of Doyle in White County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County White
Incorporated 1905
Named for Doyle family (early settlers)
 • Total 1.24 sq mi (3.20 km2)
 • Land 1.24 sq mi (3.20 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
938 ft (286 m)
 • Total 537
 • Estimate 
 • Density 466.83/sq mi (180.27/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-21500
GNIS feature ID 1282764

Doyle is a town in White County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 537 at the 2010 census.


Doyle, originally known as Doyle Station, developed as a railroad stop in the early 1880s. By 1884, Doyle College had been established, and would operate in the town for more than four decades. Goodspeed's History of White County, Tennessee, published in the late 1880s, indicated the town had about 150 residents. The town incorporated in 1905.


Doyle is located at 35°51′13″N 85°30′47″W / 35.85361°N 85.51306°W / 35.85361; -85.51306 (35.853664, -85.512981). The town is situated along the Highland Rim at the eastern base of a ridge known as Gum Spring Mountain. The Calfkiller River empties into the Caney Fork just southeast of Doyle.

U.S. Route 70, which connects Doyle with Sparta to the northeast and McMinnville to the southwest, and State Route 285, which connects Doyle with the Spencer and Fall Creek Falls areas to the southeast, intersect just inside Doyle's southeastern city limits. State Route 111 passes just east of Doyle.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 446
1980 344 −22.9%
1990 345 0.3%
2000 525 52.2%
2010 537 2.3%
2019 (est.) 577 7.4%

2020 census

Doyle racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 448 90.87%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 4 0.81%
Asian 4 0.81%
Other/Mixed 22 4.46%
Hispanic or Latino 15 3.04%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 493 people, 266 households, and 174 families residing in the town.

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