Pleasant Hill, Tennessee

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Pleasant Hill is a town in Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 544 at the 2000 census.



Pleasant Hill is located at 35°58′37″N 85°12′1″W / 35.97694°N 85.20028°W / 35.97694; -85.20028 (35.976915, -85.200229)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), of which 1.5 square miles (4.0 km²) is land and 0.64% is water.


Pleasant Hill was first settled before 1819.[4] In 1884 it became the site of the Pleasant Hill Academy, established by a teacher from the American Missionary Association to educate “mountain boys and girls in Christian education.” The school operated until 1947.[5]

A site just east of Pleasant Hill, Camp Crossville, was used as a prisoner of war camp during World War II, housing German and Italian officers from November 1942 until the end of the war.[6]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 544 people, 273 households, and 143 families residing in the town. The population density was 350.0 people per square mile (135.5/km²). There were 314 housing units at an average density of 202.0/sq mi (78.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.53% White, 0.37% African American, 0.55% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 0.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 273 households out of which 11.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.2% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.3% were non-families. 45.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 40.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.77 and the average family size was 2.40.

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