Crockett Tavern, Boyhood home of Davy Crockett
Hamblen County, Tennessee was created in 1870 from Jefferson, Grainger, and Greene Counties. The county is named in honor of Hezekiah Hamblen (1775 - 1854), an early settler, landowner, attorney, and member of the Hawkins County Court for many years.
Hamblen County's strategic location along I-81 near its junction with I-40 has made the county a strong manufacturing and distribution hub for the State of Tennessee. A number of major companies have chosen the new East Tennessee Progress Center industrial park which has vastly improved access to I-81. Walters State Community College provides customized training programs and is a major asset
to Hamblen County and the region.
Hamblen County has a population of 63,062 and a total area of 176 square miles.