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Morristown is the county seat of Hamblen County, the smallest county in Tennessee. It is ideally located in upper East Tennessee within the Holston River Valley, nestled between the Great Smoky Mountains to the south and the rugged Clinch Mountains to the north. Hamblen County has a population of 58,128.
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 and the brand new lakeside Citizen-Tribune/Jefferson Federal Amphitheatre at Cherokee Park.
Sportsmen know it as the "Lakeway Area". And with both Cherokee and Douglas Lakes close by, it is a boater and fisherman's summer paradise. Non-fishermen can water ski, swim, or just lounge in the sun.
Morristown is home to two parks, pristine Panther Creek State Park, located just west of Morristown, and beautiful Cherokee Park, to the north. Bordering Cherokee Lake, these two parks offer a variety of walking, hiking, horseback riding, mountain bike and nature trails.
Golfers will feel right at home because there are more than 30 golf courses within a 50 mile radius of Morristown, ranging from fun 9 hole courses to a challenging 7,200 yard championship course that was host to the Tennessee PGA Tournament. Hamblen County itself is home to three courses, two of which are open to the public.
Within an hour's drive there's the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, Rocky Mount, Sycamore Shoals, the bustling city of Knoxville and the resort communities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
You will feel welcome and at home in Morristown. The folks are among the friendliest anywhere and take pride in their community. With a mild climate, beautiful lakes, and abundant history and heritage, it's no wonder so many people who've come to visit have come back to stay.