Washburn, Grainger County Real Estate

A Brief Overview of Washburn, Grainger County

Washburn is a small, unincorporated rural town located within the Northside of Grainger County in Middle East Tennessee. The northside of Grainger County is separated from the southern half by Clinch Mountain. Washburn rests within Clinch Valley between Copper Ridge and Clinch Mountain. The town was originally called Puncheon Camp, Washburn was the county seat of Grainger County until 1801. The town grew around a depot for the Knoxville-Cumberland Gap Railroad and "Washburn" was named after a faciliator of that development.

The northside of Grainger County is off the beaten track but not too far off it. Just enough to ensure peace and tranquility to those who go there seeking it. Washburn is a hub of activity in the northside, the location of the train depot and the area's medical clinic, post office, library, bank, park, and public school. Residents of Northside have come together in 2007 to form the Northside Community Action Group with the purpose of building a community center at the park in Washburn. Nearby communities in North Grainger County include Powder Springs, Tater Valley, Liberty Hill, and Thorn Hill. [Read Washburn history]

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Washburn History

Washburn is a small, unincorporated rural town located within the Northside of Grainger County in Middle East Tennessee. The northside of Grainger County is separated from the southern half by Clinch Mountain. Washburn rests within Clinch Valley between Copper Ridge and Clinch Mountain. The town was originally called Puncheon Camp. Washburn was the county seat of Grainger County until 1801. The town grew around a depot for the Knoxville-Cumberland Gap Railroad and "Washburn" was named after a faciliator of that development.

The northside of Grainger County is off the beaten track but not far off it. Just enough to ensure peace and tranquility to those who cherish it. Washburn is the hub of activity in the northside, the location of the train depot and the area's medical clinic, post office, library, bank, park, and public school. Residents of Northside came together in 2006 to form the Northside Community Action Group with the purpose of building a community center at the park in Washburn.

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Washburn Local Business & Government

Washburn Schools & Libraries

Washburn Community Library (Nolichucky Region) 865-497-2506

Physical Address:
Highway 131 Washburn, TN 37888

Mailing Address:
P. O.Box 129 Washburn, TN 37888

Director: Amanda Williams washlib@frontiernet.net

Hours: Mon 8:30 - 5:30 Wed 8:30 - 5:30 Fri 8:30 - 5:30 Sat 10:00 - 1:00

Washburn Churches

  • Liberty Hill Baptist Church Washburn, TN 37888 865-497-2131
  • Locust Grove Missionary Baptist Church PO Box 112 Washburn, TN 37888 865-828-4717
  • Puncheon Camp Missionary Baptist Church Washburn, TN 37888 865-497-2158
  • Powder Springs Missionary Baptist Church PO Box 217 Washburn, TN 37888 865-497-2160
  • Oak Grove Church " 103 Worm Dr Washburn, TN 37888 865-497-2579
  • Mount Eager Baptist Church 210 Clay Rd Washburn, TN 37888 865-497-2692
  • Washburn Baptist Church PO Box 171 Washburn, TN 37888 865-992-3557

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Washburn Relocation Information

Location: Washburn
County: Grainger
State: Tennessee
Area Code: 865
Zip Code: 37888
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