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Overview

Introduction to Greeneville, Tennessee

Greeneville, Tennessee, in Greene county, is 28 miles W of Johnson City, Tennessee and 129 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Greeneville History

The present day town of Greeneville was originally a hunting and camping ground for Native Americans. The area was first settled by the Euro-Americans in the late 1700s. The Town of Greeneville was incorporated in 1786. It is the county seat of Greene County, which was created in 1783. Both the county and the town were named in honor of Nathanael Greene, the Revolutionary War General.

Greeneville and nearby Attractions

  • Greeneville Square Shopping Center
  • Kinser Park Golf Course
  • Nathanael Greene Museum
  • Cherokee National Forest
  • Dickson - Williams Mansion
  • Andrew Johnson National Historic Site

Things To Do In Greeneville

While in Greeneville, those interested in history should visit the Nathanael Greene Museum, the Dickson-Williams Mansion, the President Andrew Johnson Museum & Library, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and the Doak House Museum. The Cherokee National Forest is nearby as well. The town also hosts the Iris Festival every May.

Greeneville Transportation

Knoxville McGhee Tyson is the nearest major airport.

Greeneville Higher Education

Tusculum College is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include East Tennessee State University, Northeast State Technical Community College and Walters State Community College.

People

Total Population 15,031
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,433
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 42.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,498
% Above Poverty Level 76.4%
% Below Poverty Level 23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.4%
Median Gross Rent $511
Median House Value $124,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.4%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 10.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greeneville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles W of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 129 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Greene
Standard Zip Codes 37743, 37745
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37744
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.163
Longitude -82.831

Greeneville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GREENEVILLE EXP STN
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 46 F
Apr Temp 36 to 69 F
Jul Temp 60 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station HOT SPRINGS 2
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Station ROGERSVILLE 1 NE
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baileyton 531 $42,500
Bulls Gap 593 $45,313
Mosheim 2,632 $37,054
Parrottsville 274 $43,750
Rogersville 4,400 $43,507
Surgoinsville 1,986 $62,361

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Greeneville Public Libraries

Library
Greeneville-greene Co.pub.library
210 N. MAIN STREET
Greeneville, Tennessee
(423) 638-5034
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Greeneville Hospitals

TAKOMA ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
401 TAKOMA AVE
(423) 639-3151
Emergency Service: Yes

LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1420 TUSCULUM BLVD
(423) 787-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Greeneville High Schools

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GREENEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
210 TUSCULUM BL
423-787-8030
Serves 835 students.

SOUTH GREENE HIGH SCHOOL
7469 ASHEVILLE HW
423-636-3790
Serves 548 students.

NORTH GREENE HIGH SCHOOL
4675 OLD BAILEYTON RD
423-234-1752
Serves 407 students.

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