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Turtletown, Tennessee
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Polk
Elevation 1,552 ft (473 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37391
Area code(s) 423
GNIS feature ID 1327270

Turtletown is an unincorporated community in Polk County, Tennessee, United States. Turtletown is located on Tennessee State Route 68 6.5 miles (10.5 km) north-northeast of Ducktown. Turtletown is in a primarily mountainous terrain, covered in forests except for areas cleared by farmers, ponds, or roads. Turtletown has a post office with ZIP code 37391. Turtletown's borders, however, in the eyes of some are disputed. According to one, parts of it are known as Dogtown, which appears on a few local maps. However, to others, it is simply all Turtletown and Dogtown does not exist. The only known map that contains this is the USGS map of the area, and a U.S. Forest Service map. There is an abandoned school, Turtletown School, across the street from the Post Office.

Population and Ethnic groups

As is the same with quite a few Appalachian mountain towns, the dominant ethnic group in Turtletown is white. The population, according to the United States Census Bureau, is unclear, although the estimated population of Polk County is about 16,730 people.

Geography

Turtletown is in a primarily mountainous terrain, covered in forests except for areas cleared by farmers, ponds, or roads. It also has creeks in the area. Turtletown is around 1/8 the size of Polk county.


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