Hancock County Real Estate

A Brief Overview of Hancock County

"At one time, Hancock County was part of Hawkins County, North Carolina, which later became Hawkins County, Tennessee. During the brief rule of the State of Franklin, Hancock was part of Spencer County. The creation of Hancock County in Tennessee was a complicated process. The 1844 act creating the county from parts of Hawkins and Claiborne Counties violated some provisions of the state constitution. A second act passed in 1846, and commissioners were appointed to organize the county and fix boundary lines. When some Hawkins County residents filed a bill enjoining commissioners from further action, all county business was suspended from 1846 to 1848, when the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hancock County. W. H. Sneed, a Knoxville attorney, represented Hancock County in the court action, and commissioners named the new county seat (at the site of Greasy Rock) Sneedville in his honor. The county name honored John Hancock, the Revolutionary War patriot. The first court was held at the house of Alexander Campbell and afterward at the old Union Church until 1850, when a small brick courthouse was built." — Excerpt: Tennessee Encyclopedia

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

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

Cities in Hancock

Hancock County History

"At one time, Hancock County was part of Hawkins County, North Carolina, which later became Hawkins County, Tennessee. During the brief rule of the State of Franklin, Hancock was part of Spencer County. The creation of Hancock County in Tennessee was a complicated process. The 1844 act creating the county from parts of Hawkins and Claiborne Counties violated some provisions of the state constitution. A second act passed in 1846, and commissioners were appointed to organize the county and fix boundary lines. When some Hawkins County residents filed a bill enjoining commissioners from further action, all county business was suspended from 1846 to 1848, when the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hancock County. W. H. Sneed, a Knoxville attorney, represented Hancock County in the court action, and commissioners named the new county seat (at the site of Greasy Rock) Sneedville in his honor. The county name honored John Hancock, the Revolutionary War patriot. The first court was held at the house of Alexander Campbell and afterward at the old Union Church until 1850, when a small brick courthouse was built." — Excerpt: Tennessee Encyclopedia

Nationally recognized historical locations in Hancock County

Hancock County Government

View information for Hancock 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 Hancock County Government Website

Local Business

Hancock County

Hancock County Churches

Location: Hancock County
State: Tennessee
Area Code: 423
Zip Codes: 37765 37869

Quick Links

Hancock County Quick Facts from the bureau of statistics Hancock County Demographics from the state of Tennessee

Hancock County Relocation info

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