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Russellville, Tennessee
The post office in Russellville
The post office in Russellville
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Coordinates: 36°15′31″N 83°11′43″W / 36.25861°N 83.19528°W / 36.25861; -83.19528Coordinates: 36°15′31″N 83°11′43″W / 36.25861°N 83.19528°W / 36.25861; -83.19528
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hamblen
Founded 1784
1,247 ft (380 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-47063
GNIS feature ID 2804642

Russellville is a census-designated place in Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States. Located along U.S. Route 11E-Tennessee State Route 34 (US 11E/SR 34), it is situated approximately at a midpoint between Whitesburg and Morristown.


Russellville was founded by George Russell in 1785. He had been granted a large tract of land in Greene Co, North Carolina.

During the American Civil War, Lieutenant General James Longstreet established a headquarters in the Nenney House just after the Battle of Bean's Station. The house still stands and has been converted into The Longstreet Museum.

Also during the American Civil War, General Lafayette McLaws was in quarters at a house now called "Hayslope", a house that also still stands and was originally a tavern built by the early settlers. It was originally called the Tavern with the Red Door, while General Joseph B. Kershaw was at nearby Greenwood.

  • Emma Dean Smith Trent (1987), East Tennessee's Lore of Yesteryear.
  • Rebecca Dougherty Hyatt (1970), "History Around Russellville".

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