White Bluff, Tennessee

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White Bluff is a town in Dickson County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,142 at the 2000 census. The community name derives from the White Bluff Iron Forge.



White Bluff was incorporated in 1869.

School history

There have been several public and private schools in the area. The first public school was destroyed by fire in 1879. White Bluff now has White Bluff Elementary School and Williams James School. William James is built on land donated by Colonel William James from whom it gets its team sports name, the Colonels. It was formerly a High School until 1972 when it became a Jr High. In the 1999-2000 school year, the school switched to having middle schools, thus its current name, William James Middle School.


White Bluff is located at 36°6′29″N 87°13′13″W / 36.10806°N 87.22028°W / 36.10806; -87.22028 (36.107971, -87.220300)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), all of it land.

White Bluff is located on US Route 70 at its junction with Route 47.

White Bluff is east of Montgomery Bell State Park.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,142 people, 881 households, and 604 families residing in the town. The population density was 536.9 people per square mile (207.3/km²). There were 947 housing units at an average density of 237.4/sq mi (91.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.13% White, 0.65% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

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