Introduction to Greeneville, Tennessee
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.
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.