Cocke County Real Estate

A Brief Overview of Cocke County

"Cocke County lies in the shape of a triangle with its base resting on the Great Smoky Mountain. It is bounded on the north and northeast by Hamblen and Greene Counties, and on the west and southwest by Sevier and Jefferson. It has an area of about 540 square miles. It is traversed by the French Broad and Big Pigeon Rivers which form a junction a short distance above the mouth of the Nolachucky. These streams, with their tributaries, afford an abundance of water and water power." — Excerpt: Goodspeed's History of Cocke County [Read Cocke County history]

Many corner churches are the thriving cultural centers of their community. In addition to their regular devotional services, Cocke County's churches host picnic gatherings, gospels, and tent revivals. [See Cocke County's churches]

Located along the Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor, Cocke County, TN is also a great place to seat your business/industry. [See Cocke County Business Information]

Cocke County Government

View information for Cocke County Public Libraries Schools State Parks Driver's License Stations County Clerks Hospitals Historic Sites " Wineries State Parks Golf Courses B20 & E85 (++Ethanol) Fueling Stations Cocke County Government Website

Local Business

Newport/Cocke County Chamber

Cocke County Churches

Location: Cocke County
State: Tennessee
Area Code: 423
Zip Codes: 37713 37722 37727 37753 37821 37843

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Cocke County History

"Cocke County lies in the shape of a triangle with its base resting on the Great Smoky Mountain. It is bounded on the north and northeast by Hamblen and Greene Counties, and on the west and southwest by Sevier and Jefferson. It has an area of about 540 square miles. It is traversed by the French Broad and Big Pigeon Rivers which form a junction a short distance above the mouth of the Nolachucky. These streams, with their tributaries, afford an abundance of water and water power." — Excerpt: The Goodspeed's History of Cocke County

"In 1797 the Tennessee General Assembly created Cocke County from Jefferson County, naming the new county in honor of William Cocke, a Revolutionary War soldier who supported the establishment of the State of Franklin, helped write Tennessee's first state constitution, and served as one of the state's initial U.S. senators. Cocke County, in upper East Tennessee, rests against the Great Smoky Mountains and is traversed by the French Broad and Big Pigeon Rivers. The first white settler was John Gilliland, who planted a corn crop at the mouth of the Pigeon River in 1783 to establish his claim to the land. Although Cocke County settlers had few violent encounters with Native Americans, most early settlers located near one of several forts in the area: William Whitson's fort, Abraham McKay's fort, Wood's fort, or John Huff's fort. The creation of Cocke County gave local citizens better access to courts, and made it easier to attend general musters and elections. The first county court was held in the home of Daniel Adams. After some controversy, the county seat was located on fifty acres of land on the French Broad River donated by John Gilliland, the son of the original settler. The town was named New Port, and construction began immediately on a log courthouse. In 1828 a new brick courthouse was built." — Excerpt: The Tennessee Encyclopedia

Nationally recognized historical locations in Cocke County

Cocke County Relocation info