Hancock County is nestled in Central Appalachia and provides residents and visitors with a beautiful rural atmosphere year-round. Whether blooming with the promise of spring or set ablaze with the colors of fall, the mountains and ridges that make up our county are a sight to behold and are full of natural wonders to be discovered. The tranquil Clinch and Powell Rivers take winding courses through the county, creating lush valleys and plenty of opportunities for outdoor entertainment. A peaceful small-town atmosphere offers a haven from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life, and the sense of community here is as old and strong as the land itself.
We have friendly, hardworking residents who are proud of their heritage while looking toward the future with hope and initiative. Whether you are looking for a scenic place to visit, a hometown in which to raise a family or a willing community in which to locate a business, you are welcome in Hancock County, Home of the Melungeons. Take a scenic drive across our mountain roads where we are sure you will enjoy the trip.
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The Hancock Elem. School-Based Health Center will be open during the summer months. Please call (423) 733-2121 to ask about hours and schedule an appointment.
Highways for Heroes Mobile Unit will be across from the courthouse in the city parking lot the first Wednesday of each month, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Services include testing, CDL renewals, hand gun permits, photo ID and more! August 2, 2017 is the next scheduled date.
Need a building permit? Call the Mayor's office at 423-733-4341.
For road conditions, call the Highway Dept. at 423-733-2201, 7:00 am - 3:30 pm. After hours, call the Sheriff's office at 423-733-2249. NEVER CALL 911 EXCEPT IN AN EMERGENCY!
For school closure information, please call 423-733-2591 for an automated response between 4:00 pm and 8:00 am.
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