Introduction to Erwin, Tennessee
Erwin, Tennessee, in Unicoi county, is 12 miles S of Johnson City, Tennessee and 108 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is part of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol metropolitan statistical area. About 5,610 people live in Erwin.
The town of Erwin is the county seat of Unicoi country. It was formerly known as Greasy Cove. Erwin was officially incorporated in 1879. It was named in honor of D.J.N. Ervin, who donated land for establishing the county seat. The town got its present name due to a typographical error by post office officials.
Erwin and nearby Attractions
- Unicoi County Heritage Museum
- Willow Springs Park
- Jonesborough History Museum
- Museum Warehouse
- Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
- Rotary Park
Things To Do In Erwin
Rotary Park and Willow Springs Park provide amenities for several different types of recreational activities. Local celebrations include the Unicoi County Apple Festival and the National Storytelling Festival. One can also visit the Play it Again Laser Storm family amusement park while in Erwin.
Chatanooga Metropolitan Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Erwin Higher Education
Higher studies can be pursued at East Tennessee State University, Northeast State Technical Community College, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Appalachian State University.