Hamblen County, Tennessee

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Hamblen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Together with Grainger and Jefferson counties, it is part of the Morristown, Tennessee, Metropolitan Statistical Area which is, as of December 2005, considered a component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette, TN, Combined Statistical Area.[1] As of 2000, the population was 58,128. The 2005 Census Estimate placed the population at 59,898 [2]. Its county seat is Morristown[1].

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History and Culture

Hamblen County was created in 1870 from Jefferson, Grainger, and Greene Counties. The county is named in honor of Hezekiah Hamblen (1775–1854), an early settler, landowner, attorney, and member of the Hawkins County Court for many years.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 176 square miles (455.8 km2), of which 161 square miles (417.0 km2) is land and 15 square miles (38.8 km2) (8.39%) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 58,128 people, 23,211 households, and 16,595 families residing in the county. The population density was 361 people per square mile (139/km²). There were 24,693 housing units at an average density of 153 per square mile (59/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.72% White, 4.12% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 3.32% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 5.68% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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