Mosheim, Tennessee

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Mosheim (pronounced Moss-Heim) is a town in Greene County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,749 at the 2000 census.



Mosheim is located at 36°12′1″N 82°58′22″W / 36.20028°N 82.97278°W / 36.20028; -82.97278 (36.200373, -82.972785)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.2 square miles (11.0 km²), all of it land.


Mosheim was originally called Blue Springs, acquiring its current name in about 1870. Mosheim College, a Lutheran Church school, was established in the town in the 19th century.[4]

The Civil War Battle of Blue Springs was fought near Mosheim on October 10, 1863.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,749 people, 742 households, and 532 families residing in the town. The population density was 413.0 people per square mile (159.3/km²). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 190.1/sq mi (73.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.80% White, 0.46% African American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 742 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.8% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 25.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.78.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.2 males.

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