Beautiful, Rural, Hancock County Tennessee.

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.

We hope to see you . .


Current Events


Sneedville City Park

Monday, September 5, 2016   5:00 to 9:00 pm   Food, Games, Music and FIREWORKS!!!!!

Hancock County Community Appreciation Day

Thursday, September 15, 2016--In front of the courthouse--free fun, food and music!!!


Hancock County Clerk’s office is pleased to announce the new service of “HIGHWAYS FOR HEROES MOBILE UNIT” DRIVER’S SERVICES FOR VETERANS, will once again be in Hancock County on August 24, 2016 at the city/hotel parking lot. This service is offered through the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. We are hoping this service will become available monthly to Hancock County. SERVICES INCLUDES: Add Veteran Code to Driver License or Identification Card With Valid DD214 (Duplicate Fee Will Apply), Provide 360 Letters for Reinstatement Information, Driver’s License Renewals and State Identification Cards, CDL Renewals, and CDL Testing with Required Documents. HOURS WILL BE 10 A.M. UNTIL 2 P.M. FOR MORE INFORMATION YOU MAY CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE / JESSIE ROYSTON AT 423-733-2519

Governor Haslam visits Sneedville

Dedication of the Col. David Snodgrass Bridge at Kyles Ford, TN - June 24, 2016

Photos compliments of Rev. Sheldon Livesay 

Video of the ceremony can be viewed at:   

Dedication Ceremony of Highway 66 to THP Sgt. Joshua A. Mabe Memorial Highway on June 24, 2016-Photos by Ashley Sexton

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