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Welcome to Kingsport ...

The city of Kingsport is primarily located in Sullivan County<1>. A portion of Kingsport extends into Hawkins County.

The location of Kingsport has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kingsport has a population of 54,181 people<3> (see below for details).

Kingsport was established in 1822.

The community of Kingsport is 1,190 feet [363 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Kingsport is located in the (423) area code.

Websites for Kingsport ...

Official Website:   www.kingsporttn.gov/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.kingsportchamber.org/

Junior League:   www.jlkpt.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kingsport had an population of 54,181 people. This is an increase of 12.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.66% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kingsport had a population of 48,205 people (or 30.74% of the total population of Sullivan County). This makes Kingsport the county's most populous community.

The population of Kingsport represents 0.76% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 12th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 48,205 people, the population of Kingsport increased 7.35% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 44,905 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kingsport.

Communities Also Named Kingsport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Kingsport - it's located in Nova Scotia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kingsport.

Communities near Kingsport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kingsport.

  • Johnson City (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson City
    • Johnson City lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Kingsport and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 67,142 people
    • Former names for Johnson City:
    • Blue Plum Station
    • Haynesville
    • Johnsons Depot
    • Johnsons Tank
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnson City<6>
  • Collingwood (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collingwood
    • Collingwood lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Kingsport and is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 48,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collingwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collingwood<6>
  • East Ridge (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Ridge
    • East Ridge lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Kingsport and is located in Washington County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 21,317 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Ridge
  • Cross (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross
    • Cross lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Kingsport and is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,330 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross
  • Mill Point (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Point
    • Mill Point lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Kingsport and is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 11,080 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Point
  • Church Hill (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Church Hill
    • Church Hill lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Kingsport and is located in Hawkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,643 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Church Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Church Hill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Church Hill<6>
  • Jonesborough (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesborough
    • Jonesborough lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Kingsport and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,765 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesborough
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesborough<6>
  • Mount Carmel (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
    • Mount Carmel lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Kingsport and is located in Hawkins County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,255 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Carmel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel<6>
  • Harrtown (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrtown
    • Harrtown lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Kingsport and is located in Sullivan County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,365 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrtown
  • Waycross (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waycross
    • Waycross lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Kingsport and is located in Hawkins County
    • Estimated population in 2014: 4,091 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waycross have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waycross

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kingsport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kingsport.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kingsport. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kingsport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kingsport. Our list includes 12 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kingsport.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kingsport ...

Looking for more information about Kingsport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kingsport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kingsport.

Adding Kingsport to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kingsport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kingsport was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

We also found Kingsport in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kingsport on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Kingsport

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About Sullivan County

About Tennessee

The official website for Kingsport: www.kingsporttn.gov/

The official website for Sullivan County: www.sullivancounty.org/

The official website for State of Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Tennessee's counties, including Sullivan, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kingsport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kingsport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kingsport) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kingsport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KingsportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kingsport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5285, Longitude: -82.5492       In this case, the coordinates for Kingsport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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