Gruetli-Laager, Tennessee

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Gruetli-Laager is a city in Grundy County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,867 at the 2000 census. As its name implies, Gruetli-Laager consists of two communities— Gruetli and Laager— incorporated as a single city.



Gruetli-Laager is located at 35°22′23″N 85°37′25″W / 35.37306°N 85.62361°W / 35.37306; -85.62361 (35.373152, -85.623617)[3]. The city is situated atop the southern Cumberland Plateau, roughly halfway between the plateau's Sequatchie Valley escarpment to the east and its Highland Rim escarpment to the west. Just north of the city, the Collins River and its upper watershed slice a massive gorge known as "Savage Gulf" as the river descends the plateau en route to its confluence with the Caney Fork River at Rock Island.

Gruetli-Laager stretches for several miles along Tennessee Highway 108. The highway connects the area with the Sequatchie Valley and Chattanooga area to the southeast. Just west of Gruetli-Laager, TN-108 intersects Tennessee Highway 56, which connects the area to Monteagle and Interstate 24 to the southwest and McMinnville to the northwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.4 square miles (32.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,867 people, 720 households, and 540 families residing in the city. The population density was 150.0 people per square mile (57.9/km²). There were 765 housing units at an average density of 61.4/sq mi (23.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.25% White, 0.05% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

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