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Church Hill

Church Hill is a city in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 5,916 at the 2000 census and 6,737 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Kingsport - Bristol (TN) - Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City - Kingsport - Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area - commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.HistoryThe city of Church Hill was incorporated in 1958, though the community was established as a trading post and stagecoach stop called Spencer's Mill and Patterson Mill in the late 18th century. The name Church Hill came later, following the establishment of a Methodist church "on the hill" overlooking the Holston River Valley. The church still stands today on Grandview Street.One of Church Hill's most notable landmarks is the New Canton Plantation and its antebellum mansion, Canton Hall, built by slave labor and owned by the Hord family. Other landmarks include Smith Place, built in the early 20th century, and the former site of Carter's Store, a 1770s-era trading outpost established by Tennessee pioneer John Carter.GeographyChurch Hill is located at . The city is situated among rolling hills on the northern portion of Smith Bend, overlooking the Holston River. The city borders Mount Carmel on the northeast, and the Holston Army Ammunition Plant lies to the southeast. Bays Mountain, a prominent Ridge-and-Valley formation, dominates the horizon to the south. Church Hill is in Tennessee. Use our United States trip builder to arrange your visit to Church Hill and other destinations in United States.
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