Kimball, Tennessee

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Kimball is a town in Marion County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,312 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Kimball is located at 35°2′49″N 85°40′28″W / 35.04694°N 85.67444°W / 35.04694; -85.67444 (35.046956, -85.674476).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.8 km²), all of it land.


Originally founded in 1890 as a model industrial city by Hanniball Kimball with support of the British Anglo-American Company, Limited. The location was chosen to be similar to another planned city, Colorado Springs. It was backed by mountains with three miles of frontage on the Tennessee River and rail connections on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway. Unfortunately, soon after selling 321 lots the town president, Logan Roots left for England taking the money and the company failed.

The town suffered damage after it was struck by an EF 2 tornado on November 14, 2007.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,312 people, 563 households, and 389 families residing in the town. The population density was 265.6 people per square mile (102.5/km²). There were 607 housing units at an average density of 122.9/sq mi (47.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.48% White, 0.99% African American, 0.53% Native American, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.08% of the population.

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