Church Hill, Tennessee

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Church Hill is a city in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 5,916 at the 2000 census. It is part of the KingsportBristol (TN)Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.

The City of Church Hill was incorporated in 1958, though the community was established as a trading post and stagecoach stop called "Spencer's Mill" in the late 18th century. The name Church Hill came later, following the establishment of a Methodist Church "on the hill" overlooking the Holston River Valley. The church still stands today on Grandview Street downtown.

One of Church Hill's most notable landmarks is Canton Hall an Antebellum Mansion built by slave hands and owned by the Hoard family. Other landmarks include Smith Place, built in the early 20th century and the site of Carter's Store, home to the first settlers west of the Appalachians.

Church Hill continues to grow annually and is the largest town in Hawkins County with a more recent estimate of nearly 7,000 residents.



Church Hill is located at 36°31′15″N 82°43′32″W / 36.52083°N 82.72556°W / 36.52083; -82.72556 (36.520845, -82.725472)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.4 square miles (24.3 km²), of which, 8.9 square miles (23.0 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (5.23%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,916 people, 2,482 households, and 1,772 families residing in the city. The population density was 665.8 people per square mile (256.9/km²). There were 2,709 housing units at an average density of 304.9/sq mi (117.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.95% White, 1.30% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.22% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.41% of the population.

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