Helenwood, Tennessee

Helenwood, Tennessee is located along US 27 in the central section of Scott County about 6 miles south of Oneida.


Helenwood was incorporated as a town by referendum in 1997, after the state statute that set minimum criteria for municipal incorporation was amended by the Tennessee General Assembly to remove the requirement that a newly incorporating area must not be within three miles of an existing city and to reduce the minimum population for incorporation from 1,500 residents to 225.


The legislation that changed the statute had been introduced by Lieutenant Governor John S. Wilder in order to allow Helenwood to become a municipality.


Helenwood’s incorporation was rescinded by state courts after the amendments were declared unconstitutional


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