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Morristown, Tennessee

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The location of Morristown

Welcome to Morristown ...

The city of Morristown is primarily located in Hamblen County and is the County Seat for Hamblen County. A portion of Morristown extends into Jefferson County.

The location of Morristown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Morristown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Morristonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Morristown has a population of 29,926 people<3> (see below for details).

Morristown was established in 1787.

The community of Morristown is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Morristown had a population of 29,137 people (or 46.59% of the total population of Hamblen County). This makes Morristown the county's most populous community.

The population of Morristown represents 0.46% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,137 people, the population of Morristown increased 16.71% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 24,965 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Morristown had an population of 29,926 people. This is an increase of 2.71% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.87% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Morristown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Morristown - they are located in Arizona, California, Illinois (2), Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey (2), New York, Nova Scotia (3), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia.

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

Websites for Morristown ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Morristown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Morristown. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morristown. Our list includes 21 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Morristown:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morristown ...

Looking for more information about Morristown? 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 Morristown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Morristown.

Communities near Morristown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Clevenger   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the South (S) of Morristown

Located in Cocke County

Dyers Ferry   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Morristown

Located in Grainger County

Jefferson City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Morristown

Located in Jefferson County

Oakland   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Morristown

Located in Grainger County

Newport   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Morristown

Located in Cocke County

Jaybird   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Morristown

Located in Cocke County

Dandridge   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Morristown

Located in Jefferson County

Bean Station   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Morristown

Located in Grainger County

Beans   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Morristown

Located in Grainger County

Bright   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Morristown

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Morristown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Morristown:

The official website for State of Tennessee:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Morristown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Morristown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morristown.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morristown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Morristown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morristown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morristown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morristown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2090, Longitude: -83.3012     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morristown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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