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Tiptonville

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Tiptonville is a town in and the county seat of Lake County, Tennessee. Its population was 2,439 as of the 2000 census and 4,464 at the 2010 census showing an increase of 2,025. It is also home to the Northwest Correctional Complex, a maximum security prison, known for once housing mass murderer Jessie Dotson, Jr.HistoryTiptonville was established in 1857, but was not incorporated until 1900. It was designated the county seat of Lake County upon the county's creation in 1870.Tiptonville was the scene of the surrender of Confederate forces at the end of the 1862 Battle of Island Number Ten in the American Civil War. The monument for this battle is located on State Route 22 approximately three miles north of Tiptonville - since the island itself, main scene of the battle, has been eroded by the flow of the Mississippi River and no longer exists.GeographyTiptonville is located at , on a small rise known as the Tiptonville Dome and within the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The Mississippi River is to the west and north, the Kentucky Bend is to the north, and Reelfoot Lake is to the east.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.4sqmi, all land.
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