Graysville, Tennessee facts for kids
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Location of Graysville in Rhea County, Tennessee.
|Named for||William Gray, early settler|
|• Total||1.18 sq mi (3.05 km2)|
|• Land||1.18 sq mi (3.05 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||745 ft (227 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,341.26/sq mi (517.99/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1286033|
Graysville is named for William Gray, an early settler who was appointed postmaster in 1875. The town expanded in the 1880s, when the arrival of the railroad brought coal extraction industries to the area. During this period, the Dayton Coal and Iron Company established a major operation at Graysville. Coal mined nearby was converted into coke, which in turn was used to fuel two blast furnaces to produce pig iron. This operation continued until the Great Depression brought about a general collapse in the industry in the 1930s.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all of it land.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||14||0.95%|
|Hispanic or Latino||80||5.44%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,471 people, 669 households, and 428 families residing in the town.
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