Morristown is in Eastern Tennessee. Settled in the years just after the Revolutionary War, around 1787, Davy Crockett once lived here. Prior to the Civil Rights era, Morristown had one of the only two colleges in eastern Tennessee established for African Americans, called Morristown College. One newer development is the unique urban renewal design that was implemented for the town in the 1960s, with elevated sidewalks connecting city blocks downtown. The idea didn't really take off in terms of ushering in commerce, but it does have a peculiar look nonetheless.


Get inEdit

You'll find Morristown in a region of Eastern Tennessee known as the Lakeway Area, as it sits straddled between Douglas Lake and Cherokee Reservoir. It is located just north of I-81, about halfway between Knoxville and the Tri-Cities region.

Get aroundEdit


  • 1 Crockett Tavern Museum, 2002 Morningside Dr, +1 423 587-9900. Tu-Sa 11AM-5PM. Representation of tavern that Davy Crockett's father once ran.  
  • 2 Bethesda Church, 4950 Bethesda Rd. Little church where both Union and Confederate forces layed up their injured during engagements such as the Battle of Bull's Gap in the area. Some of the dead from that war are buried in the adjacent cemetery.


  • 1 Panther Creek State Park, 2010 Panther Creek Park Rd, +1 423 587-7046. M-Sa 8AM-6PM. A state park geared for swimming, boating, and other water recreation on Cherokee Reservoir. The milieu of islands and water make for a nice touch.
  • 2 Cherokee Park, 3075 Floyd Hall Dr, +1 423 586-5232. Daily 8AM-10PM. Another Cherokee Reservoir park.





Try camping at Panther Creek State Park, nothing like communing with nature.


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