Hawkins County, Tennessee

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Hawkins County
The Hawkins County Courthouse in Rogersville, built c. 1836, is the oldest courthouse in Tennessee
The Hawkins County Courthouse in Rogersville, built c. 1836, is the oldest courthouse in Tennessee
Map of Tennessee highlighting Hawkins County
Location within the U.S. state of Tennessee
Map of the United States highlighting Tennessee
Tennessee's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°26′N 82°57′W / 36.44°N 82.95°W / 36.44; -82.95
Country United States
State Tennessee
Founded1787[1]
Named forBenjamin Hawkins[2]
SeatRogersville
Largest cityKingsport
Area
 • Total500 sq mi (1,000 km2)
 • Land487 sq mi (1,260 km2)
 • Water13 sq mi (30 km2)  2.5%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
56,530
 • Density117/sq mi (45/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitewww.hawkinscountytn.gov

Hawkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,833.[3] Its county seat is Rogersville.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Henry R. Price, "Hawkins County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 16 October 2013.
  2. Origins Of Tennessee County Names, Tennessee Blue Book 2005-2006, pages 508-513
  3. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved December 2, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)