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Rutledge, Grainger County Real Estate

A Brief Overview of Rutledge, Grainger County

Rutledge is a small town at the center of Grainger County, located in rural Middle East Tennessee. Rutledge is the county seat and also the location of both the annual Grainger County Tomato Festival held at the end of July and the Battle of Bean Station Reenactment hosted at Ritter Farms in May.

Tomato Wars at the Grainger County Tomato Festival in Rutledge, TN

The local group, (ART) Artisans of Rural Tennessee meet at the Olde Jail near the intersection of Hwys 11w & 92. ART hosts a Christmas show at the historic Nance House at this intersection in late November/early December. Historic Rutledge Jail

Many corner churches are the thriving cultural centers of their community. In addition to their regular devotional services, local churches host picnic gatherings, gospels, and tent revivals. [Find Rutledge churches]

Located along the Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor, Rutledge, TN is also a great place to seat your business/industry. Grainger County has been in the process of infrastructure development and improvements. Grainger County Industrial Park is located between Rutledge and Bean Station on Hwy 11w. The Grainger County area portion of 11w is referred to as both Lee Highway and Rutledge Pike.

Rutledge History

Site of Andrew Johnson's Tailor Shop in Rutledge.Rutledge was named in honor of General George Rutledge of Sullivan County. During the period of its early formation, county business was often conducted at Bunch's Tavern in Rutledge, built in 1797. Washburn community was briefly the county seat but the title transferred to Rutledge when its courthouse was completed in 1801. Andrew Johnson opened his first tailor shop in Rutledge and a replica of the shop was erected in the 1920s in front of the Grainger County Courthouse near the intersection of Hwy 92 and Rutledge Pike.

The Tennessee Historical Commission has erected two historical markers on the lawn of the old courthouse — one for Andrew Johnson's tailor shop and the other for Dewitt Clinton Senter.

Henderson's A.M.E.Z. Church in Rutledge is a nationally recognized historical location.

Read about Grainger County History in the Chamber of Commerce Visitor's Guide.

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Rutledge Local Business & Government

Rutledge Schools & Libraries

Rutledge Public Library (Nolichucky Region) Phone 865-828-4784 Fax 865-828-4784

Physical Address:
8030 Rutledge Pike Rutledge, TN 37861
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 100 Rutledge, TN 37861
Director: Cathy Reynolds rutlib@frontiernet.net Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 5:00
Tue 10:00 - 5:30
Wed 10:00 - 5:00
Thu 10:00 - 5:30
Fri 10:00 - 3:00
(Closed daily for lunch 12:30 - 1:30)

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Rutledge Churches

  • Joppa UMC 206 Joppa Mountain Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-4479
  • Shiloh UMC "185 Shiloh Church Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-4479
  • Cedar Grove UMC 6279 Rutledge Pike Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-4479
  • Rutledge UMC 7961 Rutledge Pike Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-4748
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses 930 Rutledge Pike 865-828-8798
  • Blue Springs Baptist Church 956 Hwy 92 Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-5615
  • Buffalo Baptist Church 8458 Indian Ridge Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-3700
  • Central Point Baptist Church 11902 Lakeshore Dr Rutledge, TN 37861 865-688-5147
  • Free Worship Baptist Church 185 Clinton St Rutledge TN 37861 865-828-6102
  • Head of Richland Baptist Church 240 Avondale Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-767-2917
  • Helton Springs Baptist Church Rocky Branch Road Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-8933
  • Iglesia Bautista Jesucristo es el Camino 1015 Wani Village Road Rutledge, TN 37861 800-558-2032
  • Mitchell Springs Baptist Church 1469 Roach Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-4305
  • Mountain View Church of Christ 3300 Rutledge Pike Rutledge TN 37861 865-767-2169
  • Narrow Valley Baptist Church 1670 Bowen Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-3937
  • New Blackwell Baptist Church 210 Blackwell Branch Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-3396
  • New Corinth Missionary Baptist Church 2570 New Corinth Road Rutledge, TN 37861 865-688-3461
  • New Prospect Baptist Church 6320 Lakeshore Dr Rutledge, TN 37861 865-767-2253
  • Oakland Baptist Church 15050 Lakeshore Dr Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-4181
  • Rutledge Baptist Church 211 Church Street Rutledge, TN 37861
  • Southside Baptist Church Rutledge, TN 37861 865-933-1396
  • Sunrise Baptist Church 208 Hammer Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-3357
  • Tampico Baptist Church 405 Tampico Church Rd Rutledge, TN 37861 865-767-2317
  • The Church at Rutledge 1497 Rutledge Pike Rutledge, TN 37861 865-828-8200
Location: Rutledge
County: Grainger
State: Tennessee
Area Code: 865
Zip Code: 37861
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