Place:Hohenwald, Lewis, Tennessee, United States


Alt namesCity of High Forestsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47025389
New Switzerlandsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS47025389
Coordinates35.55°N 87.555°W
Located inLewis, Tennessee, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Hohenwald is a city in and the county seat of Lewis County, Tennessee. The population was 3,754 at the 2000 census. The name "Hohenwald" is a German word that means "High Forest". The town was founded in 1878 and later merged with a town named "New Switzerland" to the south. New Switzerland was founded in 1894 by Swiss immigrants in conjunction with the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway.

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