Cross Plains, Tennessee

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Cross Plains is a city in Robertson County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,381 at the 2000 census.



In 1778, the first settlement in Robertson County was made by Thomas Kilgore on the waters of the Middle Fork of Red River, three-fourths of a mile west of Cross Plains. Cross Plains is the second oldest town in the county. The first building was a double log house erected by William Randolph in 1819, and used as a tavern.


Cross Plains is located at 36°32′42″N 86°40′27″W / 36.544912°N 86.674260°W / 36.544912; -86.674260.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.4 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,381 people, 504 households, and 400 families residing in the city. The population density was 166.8 people per square mile (64.4/km2). There were 536 housing units at an average density of 64.7/sq mi (25.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.06% White, 3.19% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 504 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.06.

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