Alcoa, Tennessee

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Alcoa is a city in Blount County, Tennessee, United States, south of Knoxville. Its population was 7,744 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As its name suggests, Alcoa is the site of a large aluminum smelting plant owned and operated by the Alcoa corporation. Formerly known as North Maryville, the town was incorporated under its present name in 1919.[3]

McGhee Tyson Airport, which serves Knoxville, is located in Alcoa.

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Geography

Alcoa is located at 35°48′14″N 83°58′39″W / 35.80389°N 83.9775°W / 35.80389; -83.9775 (35.803850, -83.977500)[4]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.3 km²).13.8 square miles (35.7 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.5 km²) of it (6.64%) is water.

The city is situated in the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the outermost of which, Chilhowee Mountain, rises just a few miles to the south. Large sections of the north-central and northeastern parts of the range are visible from Alcoa Highway. Little River, which rises near the heart of the Smokies, flows through the eastern section of Alcoa before emptying into the Tennessee River near Louisville.

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