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


The Election Commission will meet Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 7:00 pm in the Election office at the courthouse.

All government offices will be closed on Friday, April 14, 2017 for Good Friday/Easter holiday

Early voting for the Sneedville City Election will be Monday, April 17, 2017 - Monday,May 1, 2017, at the courthouse. Voting hours are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Beans and Bluegrass Concert -April 21, 2017, 6:00-8:00 pm - HCMS/HS

Sneedville City Election - Saturday, May 6, 2017, 9:00 am - 8:00 pm in the courthouse. Offices to be decided are City Mayor and 5 Alderman seats.


Need a building permit? Call the Mayor's office at 423-733-4341.

When is the next election? Sneedville City Election will be Saturday, May 6, 2017. Offices to be decided are Mayor and Alderman seats.

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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