Fun Facts and Trivia

  • Morristown is a bustling town with nearly 28,000 permanent residents with a combined total of more than 62,000 permanent residents in Hamblen County.
  • Morristown is centrally located between the Smoky Mountains, Knoxville and the Tri-Cities, and is only a day's drive from nearly two-thirds of the nation's population east of the Mississippi River.
  • There are more than 700 hotel/motel rooms available in Hamblen County.
  • Panther Creek State Park offers hiking, mountain biking, horse trails, pool, picnic facilities and pavilions.
  • Hamblen County ranks fifth in terms of travel-related expenditures in the 16-county East Tennessee Region and 20th out of the state's 95 counties.
  • Morristown is the gateway to Cherokee Lake, Clinch Mountain Range and the Tennessee Wilderness Road all nestled along the 25E East Tennessee Crossing Scenic Byway.
  • Named for the Native American tribe that once lived in the area Cherokee Lake covers 30,300 acres at full pool, is 59 miles long, and has 463 miles of shoreline attracting more than 2.5 million visitors annually.
  • To our south, Douglas Lake offers 513 miles of shoreline.
  • The first European settler of what eventually became Morristown was a farmer named Gideon Morris.
  • The movie The Evil Dead was filmed in Morristown. The cabin featured in the film has since burned down, though the chimney remains.
  • The movie Five Across the Eyes was filmed in Morristown.
  • Hamblen County has 21 Century Farms.
  • There are more than 30 golf courses within a 50 mile radius of Morristown.
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