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Welcome to Grainger County ...

Time Zone: Grainger County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Rutledge is the Seat for Grainger County.

Grainger County was founded in 1796. Grainger was created by taking area from Hawkins and Knox Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Grainger had a population of 23,406 people. This is an increase of 3.31% since the last Census (which gave a population of 22,657 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Grainger represented 0.36% of the total population of Tennessee.

Below are some of the communities located in Grainger County:

  • Bean Station
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • Blaine
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine is located in Grainger County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,869 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blaine <2>
  • Rutledge
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
    • Rutledge is located in Grainger County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutledge <2>

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.


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