Wildcat was fourteen miles southwest of Athens in southwestern Henderson County. A post office opened in 1885, and by 1896 the settlement had a general store, a church, and a number of houses. The community began to decline after 1900; the post office closed in 1905, and by the mid-1930s Wildcat no longer appeared on maps. In early 1990s only a few scattered houses remained in the area.

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Christopher Long | © TSHA

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Place type

Wildcat is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Cross Roads)

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated