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Greene County is located in the southwest portion of Northeast  Tennessee with a total area of 624.11 square miles, which includes  621.69 square miles of land area and 2.42 square miles of inland water  area, as shown in illustration 1. Also a part of the Cherokee National  Forest, 38,523 acres, or 60.19 square miles, is located in the southern  portion of Greene County. Neighboring counties include Madison County in  North Carolina bordering to the south; while in Tennessee, Washington  and Unicoi Counties border to the east; Hawkins County borders to the  north; and Hamblen and Cocke Counties border to the west.

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.

The  Greene County Partnership welcomes you to Greene County, Tennessee, a  progressive, diversified community nestled in the Appalachian foothills  of East Tennessee that abounds with natural scenic beauty, warm friendly  people, fascinating history and an unlimited variety of outdoor  activities.

Located in historically rich Greeneville, Tennessee, the Museum contains artifacts and gallery content covering centuries. Visit our 13 permanent galleries and over 12 walk-through exhibits and explore every facet of the region's history. Just outside our main building, see the fully restored 1917 American LaFrance fire engine and the Babb Homestead, first built in 1787 and now a part of the Museum's collection. The Museum's collection of antiques, fine furniture, quilts and clothing illustrates the promise of America. From the historic farm implements to the Magnavox Gallery, take a walk through your heritage...your history.

The T. Elmer Cox Genealogical & Historical Library is one of Tennessee’s preeminent archives for family history, providing public access to over 20,000 on-site materials.

The division of Natural Science provides an environment for learning and discovery in biology, chemistry and physics.