Lewis County, Tennessee

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Lewis County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population was 11,367. Its county seat is Hohenwald[1]. Lewis County is named for explorer Meriwether Lewis who died and was buried at Grinder's Stand in 1809. Lewis's grave is located at the geographic center of the county.

On October 7, 2009, a ceremony was held at the cemetery from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. to commemorate the bicentennial of Lewis's death and a bust of Lewis was presented to the National Park Service, which manages the site.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 282 square miles (732 km²), of which 282 square miles (731 km²) is land and 0 square miles (1 km²) (0.13%) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 11,367 people, 4,381 households, and 3,215 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 4,821 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.07% White, 1.45% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.29% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. 1.20% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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