Alpine is a community in Overton County, Tennessee. It is a small unincorporated area that falls within Cookeville Metro Area. Initially known as "Nettle Carrier", the name was changed to Alpine, for the Alpine Institute located here for most of nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The name was changed in 1921. The community is in a valley of the Nettlecarrier Creek.
Construction, agriculture and related activities and transportation equipment contribute to the local economy. The closest hospital is the Livingstone Regional Hospital, located about 8 miles away in Livingstone. The cost of living here is 21.00% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 54 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 116. Snowfall is about 12 inches annually.