These Are The 10 Best Places In Tennessee To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in Tennessee where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Tennessee who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Tennessee, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Volunteer State:

  1. Jonesborough (Photos)
  2. Millersville
  3. Greenbrier
  4. Signal Mountain (Photos)
  5. Mount Carmel (Photos)
  6. Alcoa (Photos)
  7. Red Bank (Photos)
  8. Nolensville (Photos)
  9. Loudon (Photos)
  10. Harriman (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Tennessee. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Tennessee in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Tennessee in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Tennessee have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Tennessee.

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1. Jonesborough

Jonesborough, Tennessee

Population: 5,138
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.48
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.95
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.68
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.53

2. Millersville


Population: 6,481
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.78
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.23
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.26

3. Greenbrier


Population: 6,550
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.43
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.61
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.16
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 8.85

4. Signal Mountain

Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Population: 8,416
Parks Per 1,000 People: 7.13
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.66
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.13
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.78

5. Mount Carmel

Mount Carmel, Tennessee

Population: 5,443
Parks Per 1,000 People: 2.94
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.37
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.02
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.04

6. Alcoa

Alcoa, Tennessee

Population: 8,556
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.32
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.58
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.01
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.51

7. Red Bank

Red Bank, Tennessee

Population: 11,759
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.1
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.19
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.1
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.36

8. Nolensville

Nolensville, Tennessee

Population: 6,131
Parks Per 1,000 People: 4.89
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.65
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.62
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.65

9. Loudon

Loudon, Tennessee

Population: 5,606
Parks Per 1,000 People: 3.57
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.36
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.7
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.89

10. Harriman

Harriman, Tennessee

Population: 6,296
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.59
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.64
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.53
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.11

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Tennessee where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Tennessee with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Bartlett (Photos)
  2. Hendersonville (Photos)
  3. Murfreesboro (Photos)
  4. Kingsport (Photos)
  5. Jackson (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Tennessee To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Jonesborough 5,138
2 Millersville 6,481
3 Greenbrier 6,550
4 Signal Mountain 8,416
5 Mount Carmel 5,443
6 Alcoa 8,556
7 Red Bank 11,759
8 Nolensville 6,131
9 Loudon 5,606
10 Harriman 6,296
11 Sweetwater 5,856
12 Rockwood 5,480
13 Munford 6,001
14 Clinton 9,874
15 Pigeon Forge 6,004
16 Lakeland 12,549
17 Dickson 14,814
18 Atoka 8,727
19 Morristown 29,152
20 Collegedale 9,488
21 Sparta 5,036
22 Elizabethton 14,322
23 East Ridge 21,220
24 Goodlettsville 16,466
25 Church Hill 6,742
26 Crossville 11,125
27 Mckenzie 5,561
28 Arlington 11,623
29 Winchester 8,493
30 Savannah 7,029
31 Milan 7,826
32 Manchester 10,223
33 Kingston 5,888
34 La Follette 7,304
35 Erwin 6,052
36 Dayton 7,316
37 Sevierville 15,592
38 Humboldt 8,363
39 Millington 11,152
40 White House 10,618
41 Pulaski 7,734
42 Fayetteville 6,991
43 Athens 13,603
44 Bolivar 5,275
45 Henderson 6,429
46 Newport 6,890
47 Brownsville 10,079
48 Lawrenceburg 10,440
49 Covington 9,033
50 Paris 10,165
51 Portland 11,853
52 Germantown 39,207
53 Oakland 6,944
54 Springfield 16,598
55 Ripley 8,350
56 Farragut 21,111
57 Morristown 29,152
58 Maryville 27,824
59 Soddy-Daisy 13,109
60 Smyrna 42,235
61 Greeneville 15,015
62 Dickson 14,814
63 Bristol 26,705
64 Lexington 7,771
65 Lewisburg 11,252
66 La Vergne 33,637
67 Fairview 8,020
68 Brentwood 39,059
69 Tullahoma 18,900
70 Mcminnville 13,600
71 Hendersonville 53,257
72 Mount Juliet 27,053
73 Bartlett 57,805
74 Oak Ridge 29,301
75 Dyersburg 16,998
76 Collierville 46,780
77 Shelbyville 20,616
78 Martin 11,396
79 Columbia 35,207
80 Morristown 29,152
81 Spring Hill 31,467
82 Murfreesboro 114,660
83 Cookeville 31,004
84 Kingsport 52,835
85 Gallatin 31,800
86 Morristown 29,152
87 Lebanon 27,847
88 Clarksville 140,563
89 Cleveland 42,331
90 Franklin 66,596
91 Jackson 67,190
92 Chattanooga 171,863
93 Knoxville 181,759
94 Memphis 656,715
95 Morristown 29,152

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