Place:Atoka, Tipton, Tennessee, United States

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NameAtoka
TypeTown
Coordinates35.425°N 89.783°W
Located inTipton, Tennessee, United States
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Atoka is a town in Tipton County, Tennessee. As an incorporated municipality and as of the 2010 census, Atoka has the second largest population in Tipton County, second only to Covington, the county seat. Between 1990 and 2010, Atoka experienced a huge increase in population. In 1990, the population was 659; by 2010, the population had jumped to 8,387. Atoka's origins, as a municipality in Tennessee, can be traced back to the 1838 charter of Portersville, Tennessee. World War I Medal of Honor recipient Joseph B. Adkison lived in the city limits of Atoka and is buried nearby.

Atoka, Tennessee is also the United States Postal Service mailing address of an area which includes the city limits, but also extends beyond the city limits. Census information outside the city limits is included in Tipton County census records, but not the town's census records.

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