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Square Miles of Metros

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Here are the square miles of the various MSA/CSA's that have a TN component:

Chattanooga-Cleveland-Athens, TN-GA

Marion 498 total 3283

Sequatchie 266

Hamilton 542

Bradley 329

Polk 435

McMinn 430

Catoosa 162

Dade 174

Walker 447

Clarksville-Hopkinsville, TN-KY

Montgomery 539 total 2161

Stewart 458

Christian 721

Trigg 443

Jackson-Humboldt, TN

Madison 557 total 1449

Gibson 603

Chester 289

Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol (Tri-Cities), TN-VA

Washington 326 total 2866

Unicoi 186

Carter 341

Sullivan 413

Hawkins 487

Scott 537

Washington 563

Bristol City 13

Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN

Knox 508 total 3291

Roane 361

Loudon 229

Bount 559

Sevier 592

Anderson 338

Union 224

Campbell 480

Memphis, TN-AR-MS

Shelby 755 total 4572

Fayette 705

Tipton 459

Chrittenden 610

Desoto 478

Marshall 706

Tate 404

Tunica 455

Morristown-Newport, TN

Hamblen 161 total 1149

Cocke 434

Jefferson 274

Grainger 280

Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Columbia, TN

Davidson 502 total 6034

Robertson 476

Sumner 529

Trousdale 114

Wilson 571

Rutherford 619

Williamson 583

Cheatham 303

Dickson 490

Maury 613

Hickman 613

Smith 314

Macon 307

Union City-Martin, TN-KY

Obion 545 total 1334

Wheakley 580

Fulton 209

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Smith,Macon,Trousdale,Hickman blow us up landwise and dont add population. I don't even think any of them have a interstate exit.

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Hickman does, or at least I-40 has a couple of exits that take you to state highways that feed into Centerville. I think the actual exits are in Dickson and Humphreys counties though, as I-40 only crosses into Hickman County for a short while if my memory serves me correctly.

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Wow the Nashville MSA is almost the size of New Jersey!

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Clarksville, Ft. Campbell and Hopkinsville are really spread out. It doesn't surprise me that they are up there.

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Nashville is striving to be like Atlanta, they will regret it in ten years.

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Hickman does, or at least I-40 has a couple of exits that take you to state highways that feed into Centerville. I think the actual exits are in Dickson and Humphreys counties though, as I-40 only crosses into Hickman County for a short while if my memory serves me correctly.

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Hickman does, or at least I-40 has a couple of exits that take you to state highways that feed into Centerville. I think the actual exits are in Dickson and Humphreys counties though, as I-40 only crosses into Hickman County for a short while if my memory serves me correctly.

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Nashville is striving to be like Atlanta, they will regret it in ten years.

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if you say so, it's still has the most sprawl of probably any metro in the country though, and as everyone knows sprawl is not good, and is why atlanta is the way it is. it's not an ignorant thing to say, it's fact.

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What an ignorant thing to say. Nashville didn't choose to have these counties tacked on. They were tacked on because they met the government's percentage of commuter criteria enough to be added on. It's not like these counties are racked with sprawl...I think Hendersonville has more people than all of these counties combined. It's merely a statistical thing.

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I think you're being a bit harsh to idlewild. He's certainly not the first person i have heard compare Nashville's recent growth to Atlanta. In fact, I happen to agree with him. The astounding spread of the city into the Southern parts of some "ring counties" (Rutherford and Williamson), 840 on the South side, and the beginning phases of build out in "ring counties" (like Brentwood) all point to Atlanta-like sprawl for me. I wish we could get our regional planning together, because I personally don't want to emulate Atlanta's growth patterns!

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if you say so, it's still has the most sprawl of probably any metro in the country though, and as everyone knows sprawl is not good, and is why atlanta is the way it is. it's not an ignorant thing to say, it's fact.

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Now, regarding the suburban sprawl, although Nashville has too much sprawl, to say it has "the most of any metro in the country" is just absurd. A three second glance at any US map that shows developed areas will prove that. Furthermore, short of devising some sort of regional planning pact (which i'm sure most suburbanites would reject because of some odd 'big brother' or taxation argument) the city of Nashville doesn't really have a means of controlling sprawl outside it's borders. So blame the cities of Franklin, Hendersonville etc. etc. etc. etc. for the sprawl.

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when i lived in nashville two years ago i constantly heard of how nashville had the worst sprawl of any metro in the country. i believe it was an article in usa today but not sure.

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i don't see why you are all whining about sprawl and what not..

i lived in macon county for over 10 years.. and i can tell you.. there is NOTHING close to sprawl out there.

if anything these counties give the metro gov't more MONEY FROM THE FEDS.

>.> so please don't whine about sprawl or any of that none sense..

the only reason why they are even remotely considered to be part of metro is because of commuting routes from places like Lafayette, Celina, Hartsville, Columbia, and whereever

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But Nashville could have used its political power to prevent the state from building 840. Roads create sprawl. I wish we could have stopped 385 in Memphis. It is going to destroy the beautiful country in the eastern edges of Shelby County and western Fayette County.

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Well, yes, they could have, and they did. As you can see only half of it is being built. But Interstate 840 is only one very tiny piece of the whole puzzle.

That USA Today article was proven to have used incredibly flawed methods. Also, if you "constantly heard" it, then where else did you hear it from besides that one article?

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Wait...are you suggesting that Nashville and Memphis don't have sprawl problems??

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Uh...dude...can you not see that those two sentences were responses to DIFFERENT people?

And no, of course i'm not saying that! Geez! Just because I don't think Nashville has the worst sprawl in the entire universe doesn't mean I don't think it has bad sprawl. Infact, if you scroll up a couple posts you'll see where I say vehemently that Nashville (and Memphis, and every city in this country) have some major sprawl problems.

Look, i'm sorry for being so snippy, but it's rather frustrating being constantly taken out of context in the same thread when one quick read through my prior posts would eliminate all of the misunderstandings people have about you.

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First -- a little defensive

Second -- I've read your posts, but you seem to be saying two things at once. I asked for clarification, that's all.

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settle down bnabreaker, there's no need for you to get upset....i heard constantly on the radio, in the tennessean, on tv, and talking to other middle tennesseans how nashville had the worst sprawl problem of any major metro in the country.

you seem to be getting awfully defensive, i'm just trying to realize why the region does not come together and realize it is a major problem. while memphis does have some sprawl, i do not believe it to be anything like nashville's.........YET.

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i heard constantly on the radio, in the tennessean, on tv, and talking to other middle tennesseans how nashville had the worst sprawl problem of any major metro in the country.

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I have lived in middle TN for over a decade and I have never heard that. Some people say we sprawl too much (me included), but i've never heard we are the worst in the nation.

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