Our Local Area

Our beautiful area is situated beside the Tennessee River and close to three national parks. A full 53% of the nation’s marketplace is within a 650-mile radius of Knoxville with Interstates 40 and 75 converging in Knoxville. The city boasts a vibrant downtown scene, rabid sports fans and followers of The Vols, The Smokies and the Ice Bears along with countless recreational leagues. The area is an ideal location for raising families and has a solid public school system and a variety of private schooling options. The beauty of the area is only matched by the gentility of the people. You’ll find down-home hospitality and a friendly face at every turn.

Anderson County

Welcome to Anderson County and beautiful East Tennessee. Anderson County offers numerous amenities for those who live, work and play in this county of over 71,000 people. From the natural beauty of Norris to historic downtown Clinton and the technological culture of Oak Ridge, Anderson County is a smart choice.

Anderson County has experienced renewed economic growth and further diversification of our county tax base with the location of Aisin and Omega Cabinetry in Anderson County. These two plants combined will bring close to a thousand new jobs to our county over the next three years. We continue to work with new companies looking to relocate their expanding businesses to our area. They will find that Anderson County has the quality of life that working families are looking for in a new location.

Blount County

The Blount County Mayor’s Office is located on the first floor on the breezeway of the Blount County Courthouse. Jerry Cunningham was elected to the office in August 2006. The County Mayor primarily serves as the financial agent for the County. Unofficially, the County Mayor serves as the public relations director, since he/she is responsible for representing the County at many functions and presentations. Also, other duties include making nominations and appointments of persons to certain committees and making recommendations to the Blount County Commission.

The County Mayor’s Office is in place to serve the citizens of Blount County. If you are in need of assistance in most any matter, this office can put you in touch with the right people that will be able to assist you. It is the duty of this office to provide leadership to you in all issues regarding the future of our County.

The Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Jefferson County

Jefferson County is a county located in Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 51,407. Its county seat is Dandridge. Jefferson County is part of the Morristown, TN Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Knoxville-Morristown-Sevierville, TN Combined Statistical Area.

Jefferson County was established on June 11, 1792, by William Blount, Governor of the Southwest Territory. It had been a part of Caswell County during the State of Franklin period (1784–1789). Its county seat, Dandridge, was settled in 1783.

On the eve of the Civil War, Jefferson County, like most other counties in mountainous East Tennessee, was opposed to secession. In Tennessee’s Ordinance of Secession referendum on June 8, 1861, Jefferson County voters rejected secession by a margin of 1,987 to 603. A railroad bridge at Strawberry Plains was among those targeted by the East Tennessee bridge-burning conspiracy in November 1861. This led to internal conflict in the area throughout the war, with men from the county enlisting in both of the rival armies.

Knox County

Knox County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its 2007 population was estimated at 423,874 by the United States Census Bureau. Its county seat is Knoxville, as it has been since the creation of the county. The county is at the geographical center of the Great Valley of East Tennessee. Near the heart of the county is the origin of the Tennessee River at the union of the Holston and French Broad Rivers.

The county is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area.

Loudon County

Loudon County was formed on May 27, 1870 from portions of Roane, Monroe and Blount Counties. Originally, it was named Christiana County, but a few days later the name was changed to Loudon in honor of nearby colonial Fort Loudoun. The fort was named for John Campbell, 4th Earl of Loudoun and a commander of the all British forces during the French and Indian Wars. Several earlier attempts to form this county failed due to the difficulty in satisfying the general provisions of Tennessee’s old constitution. The act to establish this county was first act ever approved by a governor of Tennessee. Governor D. W. C. Senter signed this act into law on June 2, 1870, and Loudon County was born.

In August 1870, the county officers were chosen. On September 5, 1870, the county court was organized at the Baptist Church in Loudon. This church became the temporary quarters of the county court until the new building, built by J. W. Clark & Brothers, was finished in 1872.

There is a strong oral tradition that the Griffitts House and Farm near Jackson Ferry was a station on the Underground Railroad. The Griffitts were Quakers, who were reputed to have also given aid to Cherokee Indians during the Trail of Tears.

Roane County

Roane County is a U.S. county of the U.S. state of Tennessee (TN), United States. Its population was 51,910 at the 2000 United States census. Its county seat is at Kingston[1]. The U.S. Census Bureau treats Roane County as the Harriman, Tennessee, Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN Combined Statistical Area.

The county has a total area of 395 square miles (1,020 km2), of which 361 square miles (930 km2) is land and 34 square miles (88 km2) (8.7%) is water.[8] Three rivers— the Tennessee River, the Clinch River, and the Emory River— pass through Roane County. The Emory empties into the Clinch near Kingston, and the Clinch empties into the Tennessee just downstream from Kingston. The rivers in Roane are mostly part of Watts Bar Lake.

Roane County straddles the geographical boundary between the Tennessee Valley and the Cumberland Plateau, with the latter’s Walden Ridge escarpment visible from much of the county

Sevier County

As the birthplace of Dolly Parton, Sevier County has become home to Dollywood and many show venues to please every taste.

Whether you clog to bluegrass, hip-hop to the new beat, rock hard to loud guitars, marvel to magicians, howl at comedians or just want a great meal, Sevier County will keep you entertained.
Sevier County provides all of these and more.