Land In Tennessee & Fredonia Mountain Articles
|published Monday, April 4th, 2011
by Ben Benton - Chattanooga Times Free Press
|DUNLAP, Tenn.—The latest U.S. census figures seem to confirm what Sequatchie County officials have been saying for the past decade: The 11,370 residents enumerated in 2000 likely was a miscount, an error that caused growth rates ever since to be wrong and cost Sequatchie countless amounts of money in grants, taxes and other funding.
Sequatchie’s 2010 census count stands at 14,112, representing a 24 percent increase in the last decade and the greatest growth of any county in Southeast Tennessee.
Fredonia Mountain resident Kurt Wissehr and his wife, Helen, were among those who moved to Sequatchie County in the last 10 years.
“If we could do it all over again, we would do exactly the same thing,” Wissehr said. [More ...]