Photo - Eastman Chemical Company Corporate Offices, Kingsport, TN
Sullivan County, Tennessee was created in 1779 from Washington County. The county is named in honor of John Sullivan (1740 - 1795). John Sullivan was a Revolutionary War Officer, member of the Continental Congress, attorney general, legislator, U.S. district judge and governor of New Hampshire.
Incorporated communities in the county are Kingsport, Bristol, and Bluff City. Among the nation’s lowest cost-of-living areas with no state income tax and no personal property tax, Sullivan County offers an abundance of added incentives for those seeking to relocate. From its breathtaking natural beauty and comfortable pace of life to its variety of cultural, recreational and entertainment options, Sullivan County has it all.
Sullivan County is headquarters for Eastman Chemical Company, a Fortune 500 company, and the Bristol Motor Speedway, NASCAR'S most popular and legendary facility. Tennessee's ninth largest county with a population of 157,419, Sullivan County has a total area of 413 square miles.