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Overview

Introduction to Morristown, Tennessee

Morristown, Tennessee, in Hamblen county, is 39 miles NE of Knoxville, Tennessee and 139 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky.

Morristown History

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 1770s. 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.

Morristown Transportation

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.

People

Total Population 29,247
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 11,022
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.8%
Median Earnings25+ $25,116
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,351
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,927

Wealth

Median Family Income $36,198
% Above Poverty Level 71.1%
% Below Poverty Level 28.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $651
Median House Value $110,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 8.4%

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

Morristown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles NE of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Hamblen
Standard Zip Codes 37813, 37814
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37815, 37816
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.213
Longitude -83.295

Morristown 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 MORRISTOWN RADIO WCRK
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Station NEWPORT 1 NW
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station ROGERSVILLE 1 NE
Distance 22.3 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
Baneberry 534 $76,250
Bulls Gap 593 $45,313
Dandridge 2,860 $58,787
Jefferson City 8,396 $43,929
Rutledge 1,286 $33,438
White Pine 2,274 $50,475

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

Morristown Public Libraries

Library
Morristown-hamblen Public Library
417 WEST MAIN STREET
Morristown, Tennessee
(423) 586-6410

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Morristown Hospitals

MORRISTOWN HAMBLEN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
908 W 4TH NORTH ST
(423) 586-4231
Emergency Service: Yes

LAKEWAY REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
726 MCFARLAND ST
(423) 522-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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MORRISTOWN HIGH EAST
ONE HURRICANE LA
423-586-2543
Serves 1,264 students.

MORRISTOWN HIGH WEST
1025 SULPHUR SPRINGS RD
423-581-1600
Serves 1,246 students.

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376 SYNDER RD
423-585-3785
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Serves 56 students.

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