Greene County, Tennessee

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Greene County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2000 U.S. Census, the population was 62,909. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the county's population at 65,318.[1] Its county seat is Greeneville[2], and the current county mayor is Alan Broyles (R).



Greene County is rooted in the "Nolichucky settlement," which was established by pioneer Jacob Brown on land leased from the Cherokee in the early 1770s. The Nolichucky settlement aligned itself with the Watauga settlement in modern Elizabethton. Greene County was formed in 1783, when the area was still part of North Carolina. Frontiersman Davy Crockett was born in Greene County in 1786.

Greene County is the home of the oldest college in Tennessee (Tusculum College), Tennessee's oldest Methodist congregation (the Ebenezer Methodist Church, near Chuckey), and Tennessee's second oldest continuously cultivated farm (Elmwood Farm, part of the Earnest Farms Historic District).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 624 square miles (1,616.2 km2), of which 622 square miles (1,611.0 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) is water. The total area is 0.39% water.

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