Grainger County, Tennessee

View of Cherokee Lake from Bean's Gap atop Clinch Mountain, the site of which longhunters would cross along the Wilderness Road into present-day Grainger County.
General store in Thorn Hill circa 1940s
US-11W near Blaine, with the Clinch Mountain range rising in the distance
U.S. Route 25E descending the south slope of Clinch Mountain towards Bean Station
Summit of Joppa Mountain
Marina adjacent to German Creek Bridge on Cherokee Lake
Cherokee Lake near Bean Station
Grainger County Industrial Park, located between Rutledge and Bean Station
Map of Grainger County with municipal and county subdivision labels
U.S. Route 25E in northern Grainger County near Thorn Hill

County located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

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Rutledge, Tennessee

Downtown Rutledge, circa 1910s
Replica of Andrew Johnson's tailor shop

Rutledge is a city in and the county seat of Grainger County, Tennessee.

Knox County, Tennessee

Located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

View from the south bank of the Tennessee River by Union photographer George C. Barnard after the end of the Siege of Knoxville, December 1863. Source: Library of Congress
House Mountain, Knox County's high point, viewed from Emory Road, near the Knox–Grainger line

Grainger County (northeast)

Knoxville metropolitan area

Metropolitan statistical area centered on Knoxville, Tennessee, the third largest city in Tennessee and the largest city in East Tennessee.


Hawkins County, Tennessee

County located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

The flag of Hawkins County, in front of the county courthouse.
Lower Big Creek Valley, viewed from the Amis House
Carter Valley
Houses in Mount Carmel

Hamblen County and Grainger County (southwest)

Morristown, Tennessee

City in and the county seat of Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States.

American Enka Company fiber factory in the Lowland region of Morristown, circa 1948
Main campus of Walters State Community College in East Morristown
Morristown is primarily populated with car-dependent stroad infrastructure.

It is the principal city of the Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Grainger, Hamblen, and Jefferson counties.

Hamblen County, Tennessee

County located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Hamblen County is the core county of the Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Hamblen, Jefferson, and Grainger counties.

Morristown metropolitan area

The Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area, commonly known as the Lakeway Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of three counties - Grainger, Hamblen, and Jefferson - in eastern Tennessee, anchored by the city of Morristown.

Battle of Bean's Station

Bean Station Hotel before it was dismantled in 1941 to make way for the TVA's Cherokee Dam.
Knoxville campaign: Bean's Station is northeast of Knoxville.
James Longstreet
Archibald Gracie
James Shackelford
Frank Wolford
Bushrod Johnson
"Grumble" Jones
John Parke
Micah Jenkins
A memorial for the battle in Bean Station Cemetery

The Battle of Bean's Station (December 14, 1863) was a battle fought in Grainger County, Tennessee, during the Knoxville campaign of the American Civil War.

Jefferson County, Tennessee

Exurban county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

Caswell County

Jefferson County is part of the Morristown Metropolitan Statistical Area with neighboring Grainger and Hamblen counties.

Knoxville, Tennessee

City in and the county seat of Knox County in the U.S. state of Tennessee.

James White's Fort in downtown Knoxville
Statue representing the signing of the Treaty of the Holston in Downtown Knoxville
The Craighead-Jackson House in Knoxville, built in 1818
Engraving of a Confederate soldier firing at Union supporter Charles Douglas on Gay Street in Knoxville in late 1861
Photograph showing the aftermath of the Siege of Knoxville, December 1863
Early-1900s photograph of the Republic Marble Quarry near Knoxville
Child labor at Knoxville Knitting Works, photographed by Lewis Wickes Hine in 1910
Kingston Pike, circa 1910, with the former Cherokee Bridge
Gay Street in the early 1900s
Research laboratory at U.T. in the early 1940s
The Sterchi Lofts building, formerly Sterchi Brothers Furniture store, the most prominent building on Knoxville's "100 Block"
The Sunsphere, with riders aboard a nearby sky-lift during the 1982 World's Fair
Downtown Knoxville, with the Great Smoky Mountains rising in the distance, viewed from Sharp's Ridge
Downtown Knoxville, viewed from the south waterfront
Tennessee Amphitheater in Knoxville, 2015
Tennessee Theatre
Krutch Park in Downtown Knoxville
Knoxville Police Department headquarters
The University of Tennessee at Knoxville is the state's flagship public university.
Lawson McGhee Library
The James White Parkway connects I-40 with Downtown Knoxville.
Bridges over the Tennessee River
Knoxville and Holston River Railroad MP15AC #2002 leads a train through Tyson Park near downtown Knoxville.

Knoxville is the central city in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area, an Office of Management and Budget (OMB)-designated metropolitan statistical area (MSA) that covers Knox, Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Grainger, Loudon, Morgan, Roane and Union counties.