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Tusculum, Tennessee
City of Tusculum
Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Tusculum
Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Tusculum
Official seal of Tusculum, Tennessee
Seal
Motto(s): 
"First in Education"
Location of Tusculum in Greene County, Tennessee.
Location of Tusculum in Greene County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Greene
Incorporated 1959
Named for Ancient Tusculum
Area
 • Total 4.86 sq mi (12.59 km2)
 • Land 4.86 sq mi (12.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,493 ft (455 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 2,663
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,689
 • Density 553.06/sq mi (213.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
37616 & 37745
FIPS code 47-75560
GNIS feature ID 1273106

Tusculum is a city in Greene County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,663 at the 2010 census and 2,789 in 2018. It is the site of Tusculum University, the oldest university in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the United States. Tusculum is a suburb of nearby Greeneville. The population of both Greeneville and Tusculum combined was approximately 17,725 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Tusculum is located at 36°10′33″N 82°45′3″W / 36.17583°N 82.75083°W / 36.17583; -82.75083 (36.175697, -82.750728).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km2), all land.

Neighborhoods

  • Afton
  • Tusculum Place
  • Twin Oaks

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,433
1970 1,180 −17.7%
1980 1,242 5.3%
1990 1,918 54.4%
2000 2,004 4.5%
2010 2,663 32.9%
2019 (est.) 2,689 1.0%
Sources:

2020 census

Tusculum racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,632 79.81%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 199 6.03%
Native American 19 0.58%
Asian 55 1.67%
Pacific Islander 1 0.03%
Other/Mixed 114 3.46%
Hispanic or Latino 278 8.43%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 3,298 people, 641 households, and 461 families residing in the city.

Postal service

Tusculum has a branch post office located on the college campus, the main zip code for Tusculum is 37745, although some portions of the city are in Afton's zip code, 37616.

Tusculum shares the zip code 37745 along with Baileyton and Greeneville.

Recreation

The City of Tusculum operates and Manages:

  • Tusculum City Park
  • Tusculum Linear Park Trail (Greenway)

Transportation

State Route 107 formerly went through downtown Tusculum, it has since been rerouted along U.S. Route 11E and US Route 321 on the north side of the city and on a new alignment of SR-107 on the east side of the city, titled Tusculum Bypass. US-11E and US-321 run concurrently on the north side of the city. SR-351 also junctions with SR-107 on the southeast side of the city. The main road through downtown is Erwin Highway (the former SR-107).

Education

Tusculum is the site of the main campus of Tusculum University.

Greene County Public Schools operates one elementary school in Tusculum, Doak Elementary School, serving grades Pk-5. Chuckey-Doak Middle School and Chuckey-Doak High School are also located in Tusculum city limits but both have an Afton address. They are also operated by Greene County Public Schools.

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