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East Tennesee Visitors Guide

East Tennessee Visitors Guide

Visitor Guide: Church Hill

Church Hill, incorporated in 1958, is the largest of the five incorporated towns of Hawkins County. The city is named for the First United Methodist Church, or the “church on the hill”, which overlooks the downtown area.

Laurel Run Park, Church Hill, Tennessee

Introduction to Church Hill, TN

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.

History of Church Hill

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.

Laurel Run Park

Weather & Best Time to Visit

Due to its overall mild climate in summer and winter, There really is never a bad time to visit Church Hill, Tennessee; However, many people enjoy the beautiful spring burst of color across it’s landscape in April. Church Hill offers 3 of the best parks in the area – Laurel Run Park, Jaycee Park and Veterans Memorial Park.

Weather Forecast Every Month

Month High / Low(°F)Rain
January 46° / 26° 8 days
February 51° / 29° 7 days
March 61° / 36° 8 days
April 70° / 44° 8 days
May 77° / 53° 8 days
June 84° / 60° 8 days
July 87° / 64° 8 days
August 86° / 63° 6 days
September 81° / 57° 5 days
October 70° / 45° 5 days
November 59° / 36° 6 days
December 49° / 29° 7 days

Top Attractions of Church Hill

Church Hill Parks

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