Introduction to Clinton, Tennessee
Clinton, Tennessee, in Anderson county, is 15 miles NW of Knoxville, Tennessee and 131 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky. The city is considered part of the Knoxville metropolitan area. Clinton has a population of 9,409.
Clinton is the county seat of Anderson County. It was established in 1801 as the town of Burrville and was named after Aaron Burr, the first-term Vice President under Thomas Jefferson. In 1809, the town of Burville was renamed "Clinton" by an act of the Tennessee State Legislature. The name of the city was changed to "Clinton" in honor of NY Gov. DeWitt Clinton.
Clinton and nearby Attractions
- East Tennessee Discovery Center
- American Museum of Science and Energy
- Oak Ridge Art Center
- Big Ridge State Park
- Frozen Head State Park
- Norris Dam State Park
Things To Do In Clinton
Norris Dam State Park, Clinton City Park and Big Ridge State Park offer various recreational facilities. The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum, the American Museum of Science and Energy and the Museum of Appalachia may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Local churches include Memorial United Methodist Church, South Clinton Baptist Church and Saint Marks United Methodist Church. The Melton Hill Golf and Country Club is popular among local golfers as well.
Nashville International is the nearest major airport.
Clinton Higher Education
The University of Tennessee, Roane State Community College and Cleveland State Community College provide facilities for higher education.