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Unicoi County, Tennessee was created in 1875 from Carter and Washington Counties. The name "Unicoi," is shared with the Southern Appalachian Mountains in the area, and is probably derived from the Indian word "u'nika" meaning white, foglike, or fog-draped.
Strategically located along the I-26 corridor linking East Tennessee and Western North Carolina, Unicoi County is a major hub for CSX Rail and is the crossroads to millions of tons of freight, coal, grain and other commodities daily. Five I-26 interchanges are located in Unicoi County providing many opportunities for prime industrial sites as well as retail and other commercial development.
Unicoi County’s industries are diverse and include large agricultural concerns, transportation logistics, mechanical and chemical production facilities and nuclear fuel production. The available workforce in the county can provide professional, skilled and unskilled employees that are dedicated to succeeding and growing with their employers.
Unicoi County has a population of 18,280 and a total area of 186 square miles.