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Welcome to Morristown ...

The city of Morristown is primarily located in Hamblen County<1> 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).<2>

When the people of Morristown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Morristonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Morristown has a population of 30,125 people<4> (see below for details).

Morristown was established in 1787.

The community of Morristown is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Websites for Morristown ...

Official Website:   www.morristowncityhall.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.morristownchamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Morristown had an population of 30,125 people. This is an increase of 3.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.67% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (which had a count of 24,965 people).

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.

Communities near Morristown ...

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

  • Clevenger [Cocke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clevenger
    • Clevenger [Cocke County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Morristown
    • Estimated population in 2014: 43,182 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clevenger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clevenger
  • Dyers Ferry [Grainger County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dyers Ferry
    • Dyers Ferry [Grainger County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Morristown
    • Estimated population in 2014: 16,839 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dyers Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dyers Ferry
  • Jefferson City [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson City
    • Jefferson City [Jefferson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Morristown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,234 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson City<7>
  • Oakland [Grainger County]
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    • Oakland [Grainger County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Morristown
    • Estimated population in 2014: 7,316 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newport [Cocke County]
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      • Newport [Cocke County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Morristown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<7>
    • Jaybird [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaybird
      • Jaybird [Cocke County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Morristown
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaybird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Dandridge [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dandridge
      • Dandridge [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Morristown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dandridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dandridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dandridge<7>
    • Bean Station [Grainger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bean Station
      • Bean Station [Grainger County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Morristown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,134 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bean Station
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bean Station<7>
    • Beans [Grainger County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beans
      • Beans [Grainger County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Morristown
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,084 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beans
    • Bright [Hamblen County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bright
      • Bright [Hamblen County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Morristown
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,942 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Morristown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Morristown.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Morristown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Morristown. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Morristown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Morristown 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 Morristown was on a map titled Map of Tennessee (from Rand McNally, 1888).

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

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

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The official website for Morristown: www.morristowncityhall.com/

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 Hamblen, 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>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morristown.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Morristown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 MorristownOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Morristown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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