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Greeneville TN

Greeneville Tennessee
“From Pioneers to Presidents”

Town of Greeneville TN

The town of Greenville is located in Greene County in the foothills of the East Tennessee Blue Ridge Mountains. Greenville is situated between Bays Mountain and Bald Mountain and is just North of the Nolichucky River. Greeneville Tennessee offers plenty of things to do, from “Pioneers to Presidents” is their slogan. Greenville Tennessee has majestic mountains, waterways, streams, and is home to our 17th president Andrew Johnson and the birthplace to David Crockett.

When visiting you will want to see the following attractions and experience the Johnson’s Homestead, the David Crockett state park, museums, swimming, local restaurants, boating, river tubing, kayaking, fishing, historical churches, Civil War history, Newswanger performing arts Center, hiking trails and waterfalls. Stay with us for a day, weekend, or week in one of the many cabin rentals, hotels, campgrounds, and bed and breakfasts while you explore of the many things to do in Greeneville Tennessee.

History of Greeneville TN

Native Americans were hunting and camping in the Greenville Tennessee area in the Nolichucky Valley around 10,000 BC up until the 18th century when settlers moved into the Cherokee territory. Jacob brown a North American merchant in 1772 leased a portion of the land from the Cherokee, and this settlement became Greenville.

The county was named after Nathaniel Greene a Revolutionary War hero who settled in the Nolichucky Valley. Greenville was recognized as a town in 1786.

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