Byrdstown, Tennessee

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Byrdstown is a town in Pickett County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 903 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Pickett County[3].



Byrdstown is located at 36°34′21″N 85°8′14″W / 36.5725°N 85.13722°W / 36.5725; -85.13722 (36.572585, -85.137088)[4]. The town is situated on the Highland Rim a few miles east of Dale Hollow Lake. Byrdstown is traversed by Tennessee State Route 325, which travels east-to-west across the northern part of the state. Recently, the town has grown westward to TN-325's junction with Tennessee State Route 111.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²), all of it land. The Byrdstown area is drained by the Wolf River.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 903 people, 395 households, and 233 families residing in the town. The population density was 587.5 people per square mile (226.4/km²). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 299.3/sq mi (115.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.12% White, 0.22% African American, 0.44% Native American, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 395 households out of which 24.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 24.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 81.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.

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