Claiborne County Real Estate

A Brief Overview of Claiborne County

The county seat is Tazewell but Cumberland Gap is by far, the most well known destination in Claiborne County. Historic Cumberland Gap was and still is an important travel route through the Appalachian Mountains. Dr. Walker and Daniel Boone are two characters famous for discovery and pioneer exploration of the highly desirable hunting ground shared by numerous Indian tribes. This was the "Wilderness Road" into Kentucky and the route of the Indian Warrior's Path. Today, it is called Hwy 25e and "Dixie Highway".

Claiborne County Government

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Claiborne County Chamber of Commerce

Claiborne Progress Main Street Tazewell, TN 37879 423-626-3222

Claiborne County Churches

Location: Claiborne County
State: Tennessee
Area Code: 423
Zip Codes: 37715 37724 37752 37825 37870 37879

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Claiborne County History

The county seat is Tazewell but Cumberland Gap is by far, the most well known destination in Claiborne County. Historic Cumberland Gap was and still is an important travel route through the Appalachian Mountains. Dr. Walker and Daniel Boone are two characters famous for discovery and pioneer exploration of the highly desirable hunting ground shared by numerous Indian tribes. This was the "Wilderness Road" into Kentucky and the route of the Indian Warrior's Path. Today, it is called Hwy 25e and "Dixie Highway".

"Claiborne County was established on October 29, 1801, created from Grainger and Hawkins counties and extended the southern boundary to Anderson County. It was named for Virginia tidewater aristocrat William C. C. Claiborne, one of the first judges of the Superior Court and one of the first representatives in Congress from Tennessee. Claiborne County is located in the northern part of Tennessee. Claiborne County is bounded by Bell County, Kentucky; on the northeast, by Lee County, Virginia; on the southeast and south by Grainger and Union County, Tennessee; and on the west by Campbell County. Two rivers, Powell and Clinch, both rising in Virginia, flow through the county. The Clinch River bounds the county on the southeast and forms one of the largest embayments of Norris Lake. The Powell River, shorter of the two, shears away several miles from the Cumberland Mountains, but no longer flows into the Powell Valley, which is separated by a back valley ride.

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Nationally recognized historical locations in Claiborne County

Claiborne County Relocation info