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Morristown

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Morristown is a city in and the county seat of Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 29,137 at the 2010 United States Census. It is the principal city of the Morristown, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Grainger, Hamblen, and Jefferson counties. The Morristown metropolitan area is also a part of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area. Morristown is primarily located in Hamblen County while a small portion of the city is located in Jefferson County.HistoryEarly settlementThe first European settler of what eventually became Morristown was farmer Gideon Morris. It is recorded in Goodspeed's "History of Tennessee" that Gideon, along with an unspecified number of his siblings, arrived in the area of present-day Morristown from the Watauga Settlement, a short-lived semi-autonomous settlement located in northeast Tennessee that was originally leased from the resident Cherokee tribes during the 1770s.
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Popular things to do in Morristown

Panther Creek State Park ©
Water Body
Panther Creek State Park
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
Briarwood Ranch Safari Park ©
Safari
Briarwood Ranch Safari Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Crockett Tavern Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Crockett Tavern Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Cherokee Park ©
Park
Cherokee Park
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Morristown

Pisgah National Forest ©
Forest
Pisgah National Forest Pisgah Forest
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
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River Rafting / Tubing
River Rafting & Tubing Hartford
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Duration: 2 hours
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Zipline
Zipline Hartford
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park ©
National Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Middlesboro
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

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