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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population29,395
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+11,113
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married42.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,979
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,443
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,321

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,211
% Above Poverty Level71.2%
% Below Poverty Level28.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$652
Median House Value$109,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.6%
English8.8%
Irish8.3%
German6.2%
Scottish1.9%
French Except Basque1.4%
Italian1.2%
Dutch0.6%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Morristown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hamblen County
Standard Zip Codes37813, 37814
P.O. Box Zip Codes37815, 37816
Phone Area Codes423,865
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.21
Approximate Longitude-83.29

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)

StationMORRISTOWN RADIO WCRK
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationNEWPORT 1 NW
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationROGERSVILLE 1 NE
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp26 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baneberry487$76,667
Bulls Gap699$45,625
Dandridge2,886$53,516
Jefferson City8,324$43,136
Rutledge1,357$37,550
White Pine2,215$47,431

Morristown Public Libraries

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

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Morristown Hospitals

Lakeway Regional Hospital
(Proprietary)
726 Mcfarland Street
(423) 522-6000
Morristown-hamblen Healthcare System
(Non-profit)
908 West Fourth North Street
(423) 586-4231

Morristown Public Schools

Hamblen County Alternative School
376 Snyder Rd
ZIP: 37813
(423) 585-3785
Other
Total Enrollment 50
Hillcrest Elementary
407 S Liberty Hill Rd
ZIP: 37813
(423) 586-7472
Primary
Total Enrollment 554
Lincoln Heights Elementary
215 Lincoln Av
ZIP: 37813
(423) 586-2062
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Lincoln Heights Middle School
219 Lincoln Av
ZIP: 37813
(423) 581-3200
Middle
Total Enrollment 519
Morristown East High
One Hurricane La
ZIP: 37813
(423) 586-2543
High
Total Enrollment 1411
Morristown West High
One Trojan Tr
ZIP: 37813
(423) 581-1600
High
Total Enrollment 1460
Union Heights Elementary
3366 Tornado Tr
ZIP: 37813
(423) 586-1502
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
West View Middle School
1 Indian Path
ZIP: 37813
(423) 581-2407
Middle
Total Enrollment 683
Witt Elementary
4650 S Davy Crockett Pw
ZIP: 37813
(423) 586-2862
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
Alpha Elementary
5620 Old Us 11e Hw
ZIP: 37814
(423) 586-3332
Primary
Total Enrollment 629
Fairview Marguerite
2125 Fairview Rd
ZIP: 37814
(423) 586-4098
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
John Hay Elementary
501 Brittain Court
ZIP: 37814
(423) 586-1080
Primary
Total Enrollment 276
Manley Elementary
551 West Economy Rd
ZIP: 37814
(423) 586-7400
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Meadowview Middle School
1623 Meadowview Ln
ZIP: 37814
(423) 581-6360
Middle
Total Enrollment 566
West Elementary
235 W Converse
ZIP: 37814
(423) 586-1263
Primary
Total Enrollment 484

Morristown Private Schools

All Saints' Episcopal School
3275 Maple Valley Rd
ZIP: 37813
Elementary
Total Enrollment 94
Cornerstone Academy
260 Jacobs Rd
ZIP: 37813
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 157
Morristown Covenant Academy
503 S Jackson St
ZIP: 37813
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 49
Faith Christian Academy
1826 Ivy Ln
ZIP: 37814
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
Lakeway Christian School
415 Central Church Rd
ZIP: 37814
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 33
Morristown Seventh-day Adventist School
360 W Economy Rd
ZIP: 37814
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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