Pittman Center, Tennessee

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Pittman Center is a town in Sevier County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 477 at the 2000 census.

Pittman Center is situated in Emert's Cove, a broad valley along the Middle Fork of the Little Pigeon River. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park borders Pittman Center to the south, and the town's history and economy are largely intertwined with that of the Smokies.



Pittman Center is located at 35°45′22″N 83°22′58″W / 35.75611°N 83.38278°W / 35.75611; -83.38278 (35.756148, -83.382747)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²), all of it land.

Pittman Center spans most of Emert's Cove, which is located just north of the Greenbrier section of the Smokies. The cove cuts into Webb Mountain, a low ridge that runs roughly parallel to the national park boundary. The main section of Pittman Center, which includes its city hall and maintenance buildings, an elementary school, and Burnett Memorial Chapel, is situated just above the confluence of Webb Creek and the Middle Fork of the Little Pigeon at the northern tip of the cove.

Tennessee Route 416, which connects U.S. Route 321 at the park border with U.S. Route 411 in Sevierville, is Pittman Center's main road. Pittman Center's road signs are distinguished by gold lettering on an olive green background.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 477 people, 220 households, and 130 families residing in the town. The population density was 79.7 people per square mile (30.8/km²). There were 321 housing units at an average density of 53.6/sq mi (20.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.74% White, 0.21% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.21% Asian, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

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