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Cross Plains, Tennessee
Thomas Drugs in Cross Plains
Thomas Drugs in Cross Plains
Location of Cross Plains in Robertson County, Tennessee.
Location of Cross Plains in Robertson County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°32′42″N 86°40′27″W / 36.54500°N 86.67417°W / 36.54500; -86.67417
CROSS PLAINS TENNESSEE Latitude and Longitude:

36°32′42″N 86°40′27″W / 36.54500°N 86.67417°W / 36.54500; -86.67417
CountryUnited States
State Tennessee
County Robertson
 • MayorBarry Faulkner
 • Total8.3 sq mi (21.4 km2)
 • Land8.3 sq mi (21.4 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
745 ft (227 m)
( 2010)
 • Total1,714
 • Estimate 
(2016) [1]
 • Density166.8/sq mi (64.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 615
FIPS code47-18420 [2]
GNIS feature ID1306195 [3]

Cross Plains is a city in Robertson County, Tennessee. The population was 1,714 at the 2010 census. [4]


In 1779, the first settlement in Robertson County was made by Thomas Kilgore at the Middle Fork of Red River, three-fourths of a mile west of Cross Plains. Cross Plains is the second-oldest town in the county. The first building was a double log house erected by William Randolph in 1819. It was also used as a tavern.

In 1915, A drug store called "Thomas Drugs" opened, which is one of the oldest establishments in Cross Plains.

In 2004, Construction began on a park named "Kilgore Park" located beside East Robertson High School. Construction was completed in 2008.


East Robertson Elementary School (Pre-k-5) and East Robertson High School (6-12) are the two schools of Cross Plains, Tennessee.

Entrance to East Robertson High School, prior to the cancer symbol removed


Cross Plains is located at 36°32′42″N 86°40′27″W / 36.544912°N 86.674260°W / 36.544912; -86.674260. [5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,731 [1]1.0%
Sources: [6] [7]

As of the census [2] of 2000, there were 1,381 people, 504 households, and 400 families residing in the city. The population density was 166.8 people per square mile (64.4/km2). There were 536 housing units at an average density of 64.7 per square mile (25.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.06% White, 3.19% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 2.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.23% of the population.

There were 504 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 30.1% from 25 to 44, 26.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 106.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,279, and the median income for a family was $47,143. Males had a median income of $37,424 versus $24,792 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,792. About 8.1% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.9% of those under age 18 and 20.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Certified Population of Tennessee Incorporated Municipalities and Counties, State of Tennessee official website, 14 July 2011. Retrieved: 6 December 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 17, 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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