Gray, Tennessee

place in Washington County, Tennessee, US

Gray is a census-designated place (CDP) in Washington County, Tennessee, United States and a rural suburb of Johnson City. It is part of the Johnson City–KingsportBristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" area. 1,222 people lived there as of the 2010 census.[1]

Gray, Tennessee
Location of Gray, Tennessee
Location of Gray, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°25′3″N 82°28′32″W / 36.41750°N 82.47556°W / 36.41750; -82.47556
CountryUnited States
StateTennessee
CountyWashington
Area
 • Total1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (3.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
1,575 ft (480 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,222
 • Density810/sq mi (310/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
37615
Area code423

History change

The town was founded as Gray Station, Tennessee because of a train rail running through the town. The Gray area was only rural farms until the 1990s. Some suburban areas began to take shape. The Gray area has rapidly grown each year starting in 200 because of the addition of new chain restaurants and a museum known as the Gray Fossil Site.

References change

  1. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.