Mount Carmel is rich in civil war history. There are many civil war reenactment events every year. We are located in Hawkins County, which was called Spencer County in the civil war era as part of the State of Franklin. The State of Franklin was formed from eight counties in the western corner of North Carolina around 1772. The Watauga Association was created from the eight counties and John Sevier was elected as governor. Sevier went to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 in Philadelphia at Independence Hall and tried unsuccessfully to have the State of Franklin declared a state. Article IV, Section 3 of the then proposed national constitution stated “no new state could be formed without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned as well as of Congress.
Introduction to Mount Carmel, Tennessee
Mount Carmel was incorporated in 1961. The Town derived its name from the Mount Carmel Methodist Church which once stood where the Liberty Hill Cemetery is today. Mount Carmel,
a name that is very old is the Mount of the prophet Elijah in Palestine. Even today it is a sacred place and refuge.
The Town is located in upper-east Tennessee in the gently rolling foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Situated in the northeastern most end of Hawkins County, it is one of five incorporated towns or cities in the county. The other four are Rogersville, the county seat, Church Hill, Surgoinsville, and Bulls Gap. It is located approximately 80 miles northeast of Knoxville, and adjacent to Kingsport, which is part of the Tri-Cities metropolitan area of Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only an hour and a half drive away. The tourist towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are located on the outskirts of the park.
The Town covers 7 square miles and has 55 miles of roadway inside of its corporate boundaries. The population is 5,429 according to the 2010 census. A board of mayor and six aldermen govern the town.
Mount Carmel a GREAT place to live. It is a Community with strong values. We welcome you to see what Mount Carmel has to offer you.
History of Mount Carmel
The area is rich in civil war history. There are many civil war reenactment events every year. We are located in Hawkins County, which was called Spencer County in the civil war era as part of the State of Franklin. The State of Franklin was formed from eight counties in the western corner of North Carolina around 1772. The Watauga Association was created from the eight counties and John Sevier was elected as governor. Sevier went to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 in Philadelphia at Independence Hall and tried unsuccessfully to have the State of Franklin declared a state. Article IV, Section 3 of the then proposed national constitution stated “no new state could be formed without the consent of the legislatures of the states concerned as well as of Congress.
Weather & Best Time to Visit
Due to its overall mild climate in summer and winter, There really is never a bad time to visit Mount Carmel; However, many people enjoy the beautiful spring burst of color across it’s landscape in April. Also, throughout the summer months from May – October.
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Top Attractions of Mount Carmel & Surrounding Area
Thomas Amis Historic Site
Join us at the Historic Amis Mill & Thomas Amis Grounds for Events, Great Food, Weddings, Tours and Our Visitor Center, all with wonderful views of our Tennessee Mountain's. HOURS Tuesday - Saturday 11AM - 9 PM Sunday 11AM - 7PM
Mount Carmel City Park
A Veteran's Memorial with a soaring view of the mountians is the center piece of our city park. HOURS Dawn to Dusk ADDRESS 201 Willow Street Mt Carmel, TN 37645 PHONE 423-357-7010 WEBSITE
Jaycee Park Church Hill
A beautiful Veterans Memorial, playground, covered picnic areas and a babling brook are just a few things you will discover at Jaycee Park in Church Hill, Tennessee. HOURS Dawn to Dusk ADDRESS 455 North Central Avenue Church Hill,
A. S. Derrick Park, Church Hill
The park is popular with anglers, walkers and runners, as well as families seeking a place to picnic or play. Just across the creek, little league ball fields draw scores of youth throughout the spring baseball season. For those looking for a little more leisurely endeavors, the park offers
Hawkins County Courthouse
The Hawkins County Courthouse is the seat of county government for Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States, located in the city of Rogersville. It was built in 1836, it is one of six antebellum courthouses still in use in Tennessee, and it is the second oldest courthouse still in use
Tennessee Newspaper and Printing Museum
In the year 1791, George Roulstone, the first printer to enter the State of Tennessee, took his press apart in Fayetteville, North Carolina, packed it on horses’ back or in wagons and trekked over the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Holston Valley where Kingsport now stands.
Swift Museum & Price Public School
The Incredible Story of an Early African-American College All that remains of a sprawling Swift Memorial College complex is a restored building that now serves as memorial museum and warm, accommodating public gathering space. HOURS Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 11:30~3:30 Saturday:
Overton Masonic Lodge #5
Founded December 14, 1805, Overton Lodge was, at the time of its formation, a part of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Lodge was named in honor of John Overton, 1766-1833, by John Williams. Overton was a prominent Tennessee jurist and Freemason, who practiced law with another
Laurel Run Park
Set along the beautiful and serene Holston River, this 440 acre park was the backdrop for the 1984 movie, The River, starring Mel Gibson and Sissy Spacek. After the conclusion of the movie the property was ceded to Hawkins County. And then, the journey began to turn this rugged
Crockett Springs Park
Crockett Springs Park. It was on the 281 Acre grant that Davis Crocket and his wife, Elizabeth Hedge Crockett, Built their log cabin home near the large spring that would be known as crocket spring. This land is now home to Crockett Spring Park and Arboretum and serves as
Hale Springs Inn
Hale Springs Inn. Built in 1824 by John A. McKinney and is nestled in the heart of historic downtown Rogersville, Tennessee. The inn features 9 spacious appointed guest rooms and suites all with private baths. The inn has three presidential suites all named after presidents which have been
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