Coalmont, Tennessee

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Coalmont is a city in Grundy County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 948 at the 2000 census.



Coalmont was established as a coal mining company town around 1904, operated by the Sewanee Coal, Coke and Land Company. Residences, businesses and commercial buildings in Coalmont were built and owned by the company, but individual miners could also build their own homes.[3]

A battery of coke ovens dating from the first decade of the 20th century is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] The Coalmont Bank Building also is listed.


Coalmont is located at 35°20′40″N 85°43′2″W / 35.34444°N 85.71722°W / 35.34444; -85.71722 (35.344309, -85.717252)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.14%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 948 people, 369 households, and 281 families residing in the city. The population density was 159.4 people per square mile (61.5/km²). There were 404 housing units at an average density of 67.9/sq mi (26.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.26% White, 0.11% African American, 0.11% Native American, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 369 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.97.

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