Dover, Tennessee

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Dover is a city in Stewart County, Tennessee, United States, 67 miles (108 km) westnorthwest of Nashville on the Cumberland River. An old national cemetery is in Dover. The population was 1,442 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Stewart County[3].

Dover is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Dover is located at 36°28′56″N 87°50′41″W / 36.48222°N 87.84472°W / 36.48222; -87.84472 (36.482316, -87.844678)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.1 km²), of which, 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.56%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,442 people, 608 households, and 373 families residing in the city. The population density was 379.9 people per square mile (146.5/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 172.8/sq mi (66.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.73% White, 3.05% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 608 households out of which 23.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 36.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.88.

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