Tennessee Valley

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Tennessee Valley was on the Leon River five miles northwest of Belton in northwestern Bell County. The community was founded in 1851 by a party of settlers who originated in the Tennessee valley and named the new settlement for their former home. The Tennessee Valley school had some seventy-two pupils in 1896. There was a commercial pecan orchard at Tennessee Valley in the 1920s, and in 1948 the community had two churches and two businesses. In the mid-1950s the site of the community was inundated by Lake Belton.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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This place has been adopted and will not be available until November 4, 2024
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Place type

Tennessee Valley is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Thomasville)


Latitude: 31.13734300
Longitude: -97.51141400

Has Post Office


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