Helenwood, Tennessee

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

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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.

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

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Helenwood’s incorporation was rescinded by state courts after the amendments were declared unconstitutional

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