About the Town of Greeneville
Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Greeneville’s rich heritage as the home of the 17th U.S. President features the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery.
Greeneville has grown to a population of 15,479 (as of 2020 census) and is the county seat of Greene County, an area known for its scenic mountains and agricultural traditions.
The mission of the Town of Greeneville: Always working to be the most desirable and dynamic small town in Tennessee; a thriving community in which to live, learn, work, and advance business.
The town’s unique spelling of GreenEville is in honor of Nathanael Greene, a heroic general to many Greene County men who served in the Revolutionary War. Civil War history and many other local artifacts are preserved in the Greeneville-Greene County History Museum, located downtown at the corner of West McKee and South Main streets.
Main Street is lined with numerous churches, reflecting Greene County’s strong faith base with more than 250 places of worship.
Also on Main Street is the General Morgan Inn historic hotel and state-of-the-art Conference Center, where you can start A Walk With The President tour.
Visitors to our town have plenty of ways to spend their free time, from relaxing in one of our scenic parks to learning more about our rich history.
The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, operated by the National Park Service, is open each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Individual locations include the Tailor Shop and Visitor center, Early Home, Birthplace Replica, Homestead, and National Cemetery, all located in or very near to our Downtown.
The Greene County Courthouse square contains several war monuments and historic markers at the corner of Main and Depot streets.
The Dickson-Williams Mansion at the corner of Church and Irish streets is a stop on the Civil War Trail and the Walk With The President tour.
The Nathanael Greene Museum at the corner of Main and McKee streets contains a large collection of Greeneville and Greene County artifacts. Located across McKee Street is the City Garage Car Museum, which contains a diverse collection of vehicles of different eras and styles.
Our downtown area features more than 20 restaurants and a variety of retail businesses.
Stay at the historic General Morgan Inn, and catch a show at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center, both located Downtown.
Within driving distance of our town are the David Crockett Birthplace State Park in Limestone, the Appalachian Trail, and a number of golf courses and public parks.
Welcome to Greeneville!