Trevor Rosenfels

Hamblen County:

Hamblen County was created in 1870 from Jefferson, Grainger, and Greene Counties. The county is named in honor of Hezekiah Hamblen (1775 - 1854), an early settler, landowner, attorney, and member of the Hawkins County Court for many years.

Hamblen County is nestled in the lush, fertile valley between the Great Smoky Mountains and the rugged Clinch Mountain. It is surrounded by gently rolling hills and two of the most beautiful lakes in all of the United States. Come see the world-famous "overhead" sidewalks of the Central Morristown Business District. History was made here. Morristown is where Davy Crockett grew up. It was a center of some of the more strategic battles of the Civil War. It is and was the "Crossroads of Dixie," where the main roads from Knoxville to Baltimore and the famous Buffalo Trail from Cumberland Gap cross. Morristown is also the home of Rose Center, the regional cultural and performing arts center, Crockett Tavern and Museum.

Hamblen County Statistics:

Average year-round temperature/weather:

Rainfall (in.) 45.2

Snowfall (in.) 7.5

Avg. July High 86.8

Avg. Jan. Low 26.6

Median price of homes:
$111,700

Cost of living:
2008 cost of living index in Hamblen County: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Hamblen County's cost of living is 21.20% lower than the U.S. average.

Population of city/county and/or median age:
61,829 (2009)

Median resident age: 37.1 years

Recreational and Cultural:
Parks

Panther Creek State Park

Hamblen County Park

Civic Park

Frank Lorino Park

Fred Miller Park

Hillcrest Park

King Park

Popkin Field

Sherwood Park

Walters Park

Wayne Hansard Park

West Elementary Park

Wildwood Park

Education:
Alpha School

East Ridge Middle School

Fairview-Marguerite Elementary School

Hamblen County Alternative Programs

Hillcrest Elementary School

John Hay Elementary

Lincoln Heights Elementary School

Lincoln Heights Middle School

Manley Elementary

Meadowview Middle School

Morristown-Hamblen High School East

Russellville Elementary School

Union Heights Elementary

West View Middle School

Whitesburg Elementary School

Witt Elementary School

Colleges and Universities

Walters State Community College

Tusculum College

Tennessee Technology Center

Shopping:

College Square Mall

Wal-Mart Supercenter in Morristown

Medical Facilities:
Lakeway Regional Hospital in Morristown

Morristown-Hamblen Hospital

Cherokee Health System - Hamblen County Locations

Claiborne County Hospital

Baptist Hospital of East TN

Crime Rate: Low

Additional Information:
Cities and towns

  • Alpha (unincorporated)
  • Morristown
  • Russellville (unincorporated)
  • Talbott (unincorporated)
  • White Pine
  • Whitesburg (unincorporated)

Nearest Airports: Knoxville | Tri-Cities | Chattanooga

Nearest Port: Knoxville Port of Entry Information for Travelers

Nearest Major Port: Memphis, TN

Nearest Greyhound Bus Station