With a population of 6,737 we are the largest city located in Hawkins County, Tennessee. Our city is a diverse and thriving community enjoying unprecedented growth. Our city has a great history and very bright future. With a low cost of living, low tax rate, booming real estate market and low crime rate you just can’t find a better place to live.
Our city is located in beautiful North East Tennessee, approximately 80 miles east of Knoxville. Church Hill is just minutes away from several area lakes such as Cherokee, Boone, Wautauga, South Holston and others.
Around 1750, people began settling in and around what is now known as Church Hill, Tennessee. In 1958, local leaders took the necessary steps to incorporate the town of “Church Hill”. Church Hill was named for First United Methodist Church or “the church on the hill” which remains on the hill on what is now Oak Drive near the intersection of North Central Avenue. Church Hill was formed that year under the City Manager form of government. In 1965 Church Hill switched to the Mayor-Aldermanic form of government. In 1994 the Town of Church Hill became the City of Church Hill.
Over the years, Church Hill has blossomed into a very desirable small city to live in. Low taxes, low crime rates and a high quality of life have people literally from all across the United States continuing to move here. The city has 30 full-time and 2 part-time employees, 5 parks (two with lighted baseball fields), a public swimming pool, 3 tennis courts, 6,000 Sguare foot fitness center, and senior center.
Church Hill is just far enough away from larger urban areas to be comfortable but close enough to be convenient. Our tax rate is .85 cents per $100 of assessed value. Church Hill’s estimated population is 7,000 and is the largest of the five cities in Hawkins County, Tennessee.