Introduction to Morristown, Tennessee
Morristown is named after Gideon Morris, the first European settler in the area. Originally the land of the Cherokee Tribe, the area was leased by Europeans during the 1770’s. The city is the county sear of Hamblen County. Even though it falls under the jurisdiction of Hamblen County, a small part of Morristown falls inside the neighboring Jefferson County.
Morristown and nearby Attractions
- Frank Lorino Park
- Panther Creek State Park
- Crockett Tavern Museum
- Newport City Park
- Glenmore Mansion
- Museum of East Tennessee History
Things To Do In Morristown
Morristown offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. One can enjoy family outings at the Fun Mountain Amusement Park, Ober Gatlinburg and Dollywood. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Milestone Golf Club.
McGhee Tyson Airport is nearby.
Morristown Higher Education
Walters State Community College, the Tennessee Technology Center at Morristown and the Morristown School of Business are the local institutions of higher education. Other nearby institutes include Carson Newman College and The University of Tennessee.