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Bulls Gap, Tennessee
|Town of Bulls Gap|
Several buildings in the old section of Bulls Gap
Location in Hawkins County, Tennessee
|Named for||John Bull (early settler)|
|• Type||Board of Mayor and Aldermen|
|• Total||1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)|
|• Land||1.22 sq mi (3.16 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,181 ft (360 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||591.95/sq mi (228.51/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1269404|
Bulls Gap is a town in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 738 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.
The town was named for the famous gunsmith, John Bull, who made his home in the gap of mountains.
Bulls Gap is located at(36.259094, -83.079507).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||3||0.4%|
|Hispanic or Latino||11||1.46%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 756 people, 352 households, and 222 families residing in the town.
Legendary country comedian Archie Campbell was a native of Bulls Gap. Campbell referred to the town in many of his classic comedy routines. His house has been preserved as a museum and tourist attraction, and U.S. Route 11E through Bulls Gap was renamed "Archie Campbell Highway" following his death in 1987. Every Labor Day weekend the town has an annual three-day celebration honoring Campbell with a car show, food and live music.
Bulls Gap has a post office, it is located on US Route 11E.
Bulls Gap is home to Volunteer Speedway, a dirt racetrack, that is billed as the "World's Fastest Dirt Track."
Schools serving Bulls Gap are a part of the Hawkins County School System, they include:
- Bulls Gap School – Grades K-8
- Cherokee Comprehensive High School – Grades 9-12
Legendary country comedian Archie Campbell, who regularly performed at the Grand Ole Opry and starred in the television show Hee Haw, was a native of Bulls Gap. Campbell referred to the town in many of his classic comedy routines. His house has been preserved as a museum and tourist attraction, and U.S. Route 11E through Bulls Gap was renamed "Archie Campbell Highway" following his death in 1987. Every Labor Day weekend the town has an annual three-day celebration honoring Campbell with a car show, food and live music.
New York Times best selling author Amy Greene grew up in the vicinity of Bulls Gap.
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