Huntsville, Tennessee

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Huntsville is a town in Scott County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 981 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Scott County[3].

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Geography

Huntsville is located at 36°24′39″N 84°29′42″W / 36.41083°N 84.495°W / 36.41083; -84.495 (36.410732, -84.495124)[4]. The town is situated atop the Cumberland Plateau at just over 10 miles (16 km) west of the plateau's eastern escarpment. Huntsville's southern boundary is located along a series of cliffs overlooking New River, approximately 15 miles (24 km) upstream from the river's mouth along the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Huntsville is surrounded by low mountains and hills that comprise the southern section of the Cumberland Mountains.

Huntsville's town center is situated along Tennessee State Route 63 (Howard Baker Highway), although the town's municipal boundaries stretch westward to TN-63's junction with U.S. Route 27. TN-63 intersects Interstate 75 approximately 15 miles (24 km) east of Huntsville, near the base of the Cumberland Plateau.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.6 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 981 people, 406 households, and 259 families residing in the town. The population density was 295.3 people per square mile (114.1/km²). There were 441 housing units at an average density of 132.7/sq mi (51.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.94% White, 1.12% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.10% Asian, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.31% of the population.

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