Introduction to Church Hill, Tennessee
Church Hill, Tennessee, in Hawkins county, is 24 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee and 137 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is included in the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,916 people lived in Church Hill.
Church Hill History
Church Hill was named after a Methodist church that was built nearby mountain. It is located in Hawkins County, which was established as Spencer County in 1784. The 1984 movie "The River" was shot in Church Hill.
Church Hill and nearby Attractions
- Rose Center Museum
- Roan Mountain State Park
- Harry Meader Coal Museum
- Warriors Path State Park
- Kingdom Come State Park
- President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library
Things To Do In Church Hill
Parks in the area include the Natural Tunnel State Park, Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park and Ridgefield park, which offer multiple opportunities for recreation. Local churches include the Old Union Church, Church Hill Church and Mountain View Church. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Site, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and the Netherland Inn are notable local historic sites.
Church Hill Transportation
Knoxville McGhee Tyson is the nearest major airport.
Church Hill Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Walters State Community College, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Appalachian State University.