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Sites in Greene County

» Campgrounds
» Hiking Trails
» Historical Sites
» Horse Trails
» Mountain Biking Trails
» Museums
» Off-road/ATV Trails
» Outdoor Areas
» Parks
» Recreational Facilities

Campgrounds
• Baileyton Camp Inn
Take TN-70 (Baileyton Highway) 12 miles across I-81. Turn right at caution light onto Horton Highway and campground is a half mile on left. 234-4992
• Houston Valley Campground
Take U.S. 321 South 1.3 miles to Tennessee 70 South (Asheville Highway), turn left and go 9 miles to Tennessee 107 and turn right, then 7 miles to campground on the left.
• Paint Creek Campground
Take U.S. 321 South 1.3 miles to Tennessee 70 South ( Asheville Highway). Turn left and go 12 miles; turn right at sign; then follow signs approximately 2 miles to campground.
• Pebble Mt Family Campground
Take Highway 107 go approximately 7 miles, turn right on Horse Creek Park Road, follow signs for approximately 2 miles to the campground. 257-2120

Hiking Trails
• Appalachian Trail
This 25 mile trail begins at the Waterville exit off Interstate 40 in Cocke County and follows the TN/NC state line. Hikers can see great views from the open areas of Cold Spring Mountain.
• Artie Hollow
Foot Trail, 1.92 Miles Trail runs from MP 1.5 on Davis Creek to Phillips Hollow Tril at a point 2.05 miles from Shelton Mission Road and 1.05 miles from the Applachian Trail. Though the trail may be hard to follow, it is fairly easy, following a tributary of Davis Creek and fords the stream several times. Small waterfalls can be seen along the stream.
• Chimney Rocks Trail
This fairly easy trail begins at Weaver’s Bend Road, which has parking. The 2.9 mile trail stops at its junction with Paint Mountain.
• Davis Creek
Foot Trail, 2.79 Miles Trail starts on Shelton Mission Road, 1.3 miles from Greystone Road, and ends at Round Knob Recreation Area. Trail is moderate with several stream crossings, providing fishing access. Wildfire burned through the upper portion in 1986.
• Gum Springs Trail
Hiking Trail This 1.33 mile trail begins on Highway 107 opposite the Houston Valley Recreation Area. It is a fairly easy trail that ends at Meadow Creek Mountain Trail.
• Little Paint Creek Trail
Beginning where Paint Creek Trail ends, this 2.45 mile trail extends until it hits the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap.
• Margarette Falls
Foot Trail, 0.53 Miles Trail originates from the Bullen Hollow Trail, 0.65 miles from Shelton Mission Road and ends at a 50 foot water fall. The trail has a mild change in elevation with many stream crossings.
• Middle Springs Ridge
Foot Trail, 1.94 Miles This moderately difficult trail begins at MP 2.27 of the Turkeypen Cove Trail and ends at MP 0.73 on Squibb Creek Trail, creating a loop.
• Paint Creek Trail
This 2.74 mile trail starts at Paint Creek Recreation Area, where parking is available. This easy trail finishes at a back country parking area on Forest Service Road 31B.
• Paint Mountain Trail
Roadside parking is available one mile beyond Buffalo Rock, where this trail begins on Weaver’s Bend Road. From Lone Pine Gap there is a new trail constructed to Paint Creek Recreation Area, making a toal of 9.5 miles. This is a foot trail only.
• Pete Branch
Foot Trail, 0.56 Miles Easy trail, beginning at MP 0.25 on Popular Cove Trail after the first stream crossing. Trail follows stream to a 45 foot waterfall. In dry summers there may be just trickle of water coming over the falls.
• Phillips Hollow
Foot Trail, 2.68 Miles Begins at Mp 0.5 on Bullen Hollow and ends at the Appalachian Trail, 2.58 miles NE of Bald Mountain and 1 mile SW of ORV road from Round knob. Upper trail is steep and strenuous.
• Sarvis Cove
Foot Trail, 2.4 Miles Moderate difficulty, with upper section being steep and strenuous. Trail begins at MP 1.0 on Popular Cove and ends at Appalachain Trail and ORV road on Coldspring Mountain. The first 1.4 miles follows Sarvis Cove Creek then makes a sharp left turn to make climb up Coldspring. Upper section of trail may be obscured by annual growth, but blazes are easy to follow.
• Scarlet Oak Trail
Foot Trail, 0.2 Mile This loop trail begins directly across from the Horse Creek Campground.
• Squibb Creek
Foot Trail, 2.13 Miles Easy trail with several stream crossings, beginning at footbridge on ORV road 0.1 miles from parking area and ending at a 15 foot waterfall.
• Stone Mountain Trail
This trail provides a fairly easy 6.02 mile hike. It begins at the cemetery on Hall Mountain and stops at the Forest Service gate along Mill Creek, 1.02 miles from Interstate 40 at Hartford in Cocke County. Parking is available at both ends of the trail.
• Turkeypen Cove
Foot Trail, 2.27 Miles Moderate difficulty, with the last section being steep. Trail begins at MP 0.67 on Squibb Creek Trail and terminates with Middle Springs Ridge Trail.
• Walnut Mountain Trail
Parking is located at Round Mountain campground, which is the starting point for the trail. Parking is also available at Rattlesnake Gap on Highway 107. After 2.8 miles, the trail ends at its junction with the Appalachian Trail.

Historical Sites
• Andrew Johnson Monument
Directly across the street from the Andrew Johnson visitor center stands a bronze statue of Andrew Johnson, which was erected in 1995. Artist-sculptor Jim Gray of Knoxville executed the work. The statue was a gift to the community from the estate of the the late Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett, great-granddaughter of Johnson.
• Andrew Johnson

  National Historic Site

   History buffs may visit the two homes where Andrew Johnson lived, and the tailor shop where he worked for thirty years. He is buried just a few blocks from his home, in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery. 639-3711
• Bible Covered Bridge, 
  Warrensburg (1921)
Go south on US-321 for 3 miles to Warrensburg road. Turn right and drive 12 miles. Dirt road to bridge on the right.
• Big Spring Memorial Park
In the past, the spring attracted game, Indians and early settlers and is generally credited as the reason Greeneville formed where it did in 1783. The Big Spring continued to serve as the town’s major water supply for more than 150 years.
• Dickson-Williams Mansion
Original 1820s era mansion is on corner of West Church and Irish streets. The house and grounds previously included virtually the entire block bounded by Main, Church, Irish and Depot streets. It is now being restored to its pre-Civil War appearance.
• Doak House
Located on the campus of Tusculum College, this is the restored home of Samuel Doak, first president and one of the founders of the college. It offers a good example of the building materials and techniques of the time.
• First Presbyterian Church
Federal architecture (1874). The church is Greene County’s earliest congregation. It is located on North Main Street.
• General John Morgan Monument
This monument to the "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" stands in front of the Greene County Courthouse as a mute tribute to General Morgan.
• Greene County Courthouse
Located at the corner of Main and Depot streets, this may be only courthouse in US with memorials to both Union and Confederate forces. It still has original 1840 sidewalk and 1805 "goal" (jail).
• Greeneville Cumberland 
   Presbyterian Church
Built in the 1860’ and located on North Main Street, this Greek Revival structure features a notable cornice and steeple. It was once used as Civil War hospital.
• Harmony House
This restored beautiful two-story house was built in 1851. During the Civil War, Confederate soldiers camped in the house’s back yard. It was the home of W.A. Harmon, a teacher in Rhea Academy in the 1850’s and also a physician and lawyer. It is now the property of local historian Richard H. Doughty.
• Lost State of Franklin
Greeneville was the capital of Franklin from 1785 to 1788. A small log building was built in the style of a building shown in early photographs. It was reported to be the Franklin capitol building.
• New Hope Quaker Meeting House
Go north on US-11E 11.4 miles,. Turn left at Chuckey onto Rheatown Road and go 2.3 miles. This restored 1866 structure and grounds features some of the oldest county graves.
• Old Harmony Graveyard
The tree-shaded graveyard overlooks the town of Greeneville, and its occupants are a Who’s Who of Greeneville history. It was established as a cemetery in 1791 in connection with Harmony Presbyterian Church. Some of the Scots-Irish convenanters who settled Greeneville are buried there. Other notables there interred include Mordecai Lincoln, Dr. Hezekiah Balch, Dr. Charles Coffin, Valentine Sevier, William Dickson, Dr. Alexander Williams, and Blackstone McDaniel.
• Salem Presbyterian Church
It was originally founded in 1780 by Samuel Doak, a Presbyterian minister. Construction on the present building was begun in 1894 at a projected cost of $10,400. Brick for the entire structure was "burnt" near the building site. The logs needed in the construction were brought in by a three-team wagon.
• St. James Episcopal Church
Completed 1850, it features walnut woodwork, a former slave gallery, and the oldest organ in the state. It is located on West Church Street, one-half block off North Main Street.
• St. James Lutheran Church
Go west on US-321 3.5 miles. Turn left on first road beyond Nolichuckey River Bridge, and proceed 11 miles to St. James. Reconstructed 1811, this church features Revolutionary War graves in its cemetery.
• Tusculum College
This is America’s oldest Presbyterian College, and the first college west of the Alleghenies. Founded in 1794 when Washington was president, the campus boasts many beautiful old structures, including the interesting Doak House Museum, the home of Reverend Samuel Doak, an early Presbyterian minister and Tusculum’s first President.

Horse Trails
• Cowbell Hollow
1.5 miles trail begins at Jennings Creek, climbs one mile climb to the ridge top, and follows to terminate at knob in front of a shelter.
• Doctor’s Ridge
1.13 miles trail begins at Greystone Road, 2.3 miles from Horse Creek Road junction. It terminates on Old Forge Road, 1.9 miles from Horse Creek Recreation Area. The trail is wide and easy to follow, but portions are steep.
• Green Mountain
3.65 miles trail originates on Greene Mountain Road, 1 mile from Viking Mountain Road intersection. It climbs a sharp slope for 200 yards, then becomes a moderate climb to 3,700 feet at MP 1.5 where trail reaches crest of ridge. Follow to end at Kennedy Cabin Road. Trail offers spectacular views of the Bald and Smoky Mountains and Nolichucky River.
• Jennings Creek
1.58 miles trail begins on left at entrance of the recreation area and ends at junction of Cowbell Hollow Trail. Take this trail, along with Little Jennings Creek Trail, from horse trail loop at Old Forge to Round Knob Recreation Areas.
• Little Jennings Creek
1.9 miles trail originates at MP from Round Knob on Cowbell Hollow Trail. This is an easy trail with little change in elevation, but does have numerous creek crossings.
• Meadow Creek Mountain Trail
Parts of this trail are steep when it begins on Mountain Road. After 14.08 miles the trail ends at the Forest Service gate near Long Creek Road. Roadside parking is available.
• Popular Cove
1.68 miles trail begins at MP 1.1 on ORV road from Horse Creek and terminates on Jennings Creek Trail 9/10 mile from Old Forge Recreation Area. Trail follows old logging road to top of ridge.

Mountain Biking Trails
• Country Road 2576 Area
Bikes are allowed on Forest Service Road 404 and Meadow Creek Mountain Trails #6 and #7.
• Greene Mountain Area
Roads open to bikes are Green Mountain Road, Camp Creek Bald Road and Forest Service Road 93.
• Halltop Area
This mountain biking trail includes Forest Service Road 207 and Hogback off-road-vehicle(ORV) areas.
• Horse Creek Area
Includes Doctors Ridge Trail, Popular Cove Trail, Cowbell Hollow Trail, and Cold Springs Mountain ORV Trail that are all open to biking.
• Houston Valley Area
Brush Creek Road and Gum Springs Trail are ideal mountain biking.
• Hurricane Gap Area
Biking areas include Hurricane Gap Road, Shad Road and Rough Branch Road.
• Lone Pine Gap Area
Here bikers can travel on Paint Mountain Road.
• Meadow Cr Mountain Fire Tower Area
Mountain biking is allowed on Forest Service Road 404, Meadow Creek Mountain Fire Tower Road, and Meadow Creek Trail #6.
• Nolichucky Work Center Area
On State Highway 70 (Asheville Highway). Bikers are allowed here and on State Highway 107 (Houston Valley Road).
• Paint Creek Area
Hurricane Gap and Lower Paint Creek Roads are open to biking.
• Round Knob Area
Bikers are allowed on Round Knob Road, Round Knob Branch Trail, Round Knob ORV Trail and Jennings Creek Trail.
• Round Mountain Area
An abundance of trails open to mountain bikes. These include Forest Service Roads 96, 3242, and Round Mountain Road.
• Weaver’s Bend Area
Weaver’s Bend Road and the Chimney Rocks Trail are open to mountain biking.

Museums
• Nathanial Greene Musem
Located on W McKee Street, it is filled with exhibits of all kinds, including some highly acclaimed traveling exhibits.

• President Andrew Johnson

  Museum & Library
Located at Tusculum College. The only official Presidential Library in TN. It contains the personal library and papers of the President and his family, other artifacts, and changing exhibits. 636-7348

Off-Road/ATV Trails
• Bullen Hollow Motorcycle Trail
This trail is open to 3-wheelers, 4-wheelers, and motorcycles. The trail starts at the Doak Cabin site on Shelton Mission Road and this difficult ORV trail ends at Low Gap on the Viking Mountain Road. Approximate length: 4.87 miles
• Horse Creek 4WD Way
This road is open to four-wheel-drive vehicles, 3-wheelers, 4-wheelers, and motorcycles. It begins at the end of the paved road at Horse Creek Recreation Area and ends at a parking area near the top of Coldspring Mountain. Approximate length: 4.75 miles.
• Round Knob 4WD Way
This road is open to four-wheel-drive vehicles, 3-wheelers,4-wheelers, and motorcycles. It begins at the Round Knob Recreation Area and ends at a parking area near the top of Bald Mountain. Approximate length: 1.20 miles

Outdoor Areas
• Cherokee National Forest,
   Nolichucky Ranger District
80,000 acres of national forest in Greene and Cocke countries are largely open to a wide variety of recreational uses. District headquarters, where maps may obtained, is at 124 Austin Ave., Suite 3.
• Horse Creek Recreation Area
Camping, picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking, horseback riding – Go north on US-11E 3.8 miles to TN-107 (Tusculum) exit. Turn onto 107 and go 6 miles to sign. Turn right, and drive 3 miles to the Recreation Area.
• Houston Valley
The recreation area has 10 campsites and two picnic units. Facilities include drinking water, a picnic shelter, flush toilets, picnic tables and grills. The French broad State Scenic River is nearby for whitewater rafting and fishing for the aquatic recreationalist. For the hiker, the Gum Springs trail leads from Houston Valley to the Meadow Creek fire tower.
• Meadow Creek Fire Tower
Mountain View is 1.5 miles beyond Houston Valley Campground on a gravel road, 3 miles to top.
• Old Forge
People may fish or swim in the streams or go biking or horseback riding on the trails that have access to the Appalachian Trail. Nine campsites (tent only) are located near a waterfall and swimming area. Facilities include drinking water, picnic tables, grills, and a loading ramp & hitching rail for horses.
• Paint Creek Recreation Area
With 23 campsites and numerous picnic units, the Paint Creek Recreation Area offers a large area to explore. Campsites have grills, picnic tables, drinking water, and public rest rooms. Dudley Falls is a popular spot for swimming and picnicking. Fishing and hiking are popular activities in this area as well. Recently, horseback riding has become more popular in the nearby areas of Courtland Place and Little Paint. Horses, however, are not allowed inside the campground itself.
• Round Knob
The Round Knob Recreation Area is not a campground. Two picnic sites are available, as well as a shelter with two picnic tables, a much larger table, and a huge fireplace with firewood available. Spring water is available here for drinking.
• Round Mountain
Facilities at the Round Mountain Recreation Area include drinking water, picnic tables, grills and 16 campsites. Visitors may fish in the nearby creek or hike trails that intersect the Appalachian Trail. The area, which is at an elevation of 3400 feet, is also noted for the beauty of the scenery, particularly in the fall.

Parks
• Anna Sue Ward Memorial Park
Named after a former school teacher and located in Mosheim. It has a playground and pavilions.
• Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett was a celebrated hero. warrior, and backwoods statesman. He was born on the banks of the Nolichuckey River on 17 August 1786. In the mid-1800’s, a limestone marker was placed at the site of the original log cabin, where today stands an accurate historical reproduction of the house where Crockett was born. The Park, open seven days a week, sits on 63 acres of land and offers a visitors center and museum, a seventy-five site campground, a swimming pool, and picnic areas.
• Forest Park
This park has a picnic area, two pavilions, a memorial garden, and a walkway. It also has a Wells Fargo-sponsored Gamefield exercise system for senior citizens. It is located on Forest Street in Greeneville.
• Hardin Park
This 55-acre park has two Little League fields, a Babe Ruth field, and two softball fields. The park also has picnic areas, six pavilions, two playgrounds, a railroad caboose, a pond for fishing, five tennis courts, two basketball courts and a junior olympic-size swimming pool.
• Kinser Park
This park features 108 campsites overlooking the Nolichuckey River with full hook-ups, 2 bath houses, picnic tables, and fireplaces. It has pavilions, a regulation golf course, tennis courts, water slide, horseshoe pits, putt-putt course, swimming pool, go-cart track, and boat ramp. Telephone 639-5912.
• Tusculum City Park
It features a handicap accessible playground, pavilion, picnic tables, men & women's bathroom, and a track.

Recreational Facilities
• Horse Creek Special Fishing Area
This is a .70 mile stretch of Horse Creek extending from the Forest Service boundary line, through the picnic and camping areas, and upstream to the junction of Horse Creek and Squibb Creek. Within this area, from May 1 to September 30, fishing is limited to: children less than 13, handicapped persons, and people over 60. Additionally,a creel limit of 2 trout/day is in effect. During the rest of the year, normal fishing regulations apply.
• Legion Field
This is a baseball park, located on West Summer Street a short distance from downtown Greeneville.
• Locust Street Park
This is mainly used as a field for ball practice. It is operated by the Parks and Recreation Department.