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Surgoinsville, Tennessee
Town of Surgoinsville
Surgoinsville City Hall
Surgoinsville City Hall
Location in Hawkins County, Tennessee
Location in Hawkins County, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hawkins
Area
 • Total 5.76 sq mi (14.92 km2)
 • Land 5.73 sq mi (14.83 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation
1,122 ft (342 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,801
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,760
 • Density 307.26/sq mi (118.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
37857 and 37873
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-72380
GNIS feature ID 1303949

Surgoinsville is a town in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. The 2010 census showed a population of 1,801, up from 1,484 at the 2000 census. It is part of the KingsportBristol (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.

History

Surgoinsville was incorporated in 1815, and was named for its founder, Major James Surguine, a French Huguenot.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Surgoinsville has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km2), of which 4.0 square miles (10 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (0.98%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,132
1970 1,285 13.5%
1980 1,536 19.5%
1990 1,499 −2.4%
2000 1,484 −1.0%
2010 1,801 21.4%
2019 (est.) 1,760 −2.3%
Sources:

2020 census

Surgoinsville racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,783 94.74%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3 0.16%
Native American 3 0.16%
Asian 8 0.43%
Other/Mixed 53 2.82%
Hispanic or Latino 32 1.7%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,882 people, 808 households, and 617 families residing in the town.

Points of interest

Located just east of Surgoinsville is Fudge Farm, a historical farmhouse dating back to circa 1815. The town also has a Lustron house, which is one of the remaining few that are southern style. The Bellamy Store is a former hardware and general store that was built in the early 20th century. The building now serves as a bluegrass concert venue.

Arts and culture

Points of interest

Located just east of Surgoinsville is Fudge Farm, a historical farmhouse dating back to about 1815. The town also has a Lustron house, which is one of the few that are southern in style in existence. The Bellamy Store is a former hardware and general store that was built in the early 20th century. The building now serves as a bluegrass concert venue.

Education

Two schools are located in Surgoinsville:

  • Surgoinsville Elementary School
  • Surgoinsville Middle School

Students from Surgoinsville Elementary and Middle Schools attend Volunteer High School in nearby Church Hill.

A campus of Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology is located in the Phipps Bend Industrial Park in the eastern portion of the city.

Infrastructure

Surgoinsville throughout history until the mid-2010s was among few of incorporated municipalities in Tennessee without access to public sewer. In 2014, construction work began on a US$5 million dollar sewage treatment system project in Surgoinsville, citing the lack of a system causing environmental and health concerns, and preventing further economic development. The overall project was completed in 2016.

Phipps Bend Industrial Park, one of the largest industrial parks in northeastern Tennessee, is located southeast of the town limits. It hosts a range of manufacturers and employs over 2,000 people.

Notable people

  • Billy Greer, bass guitarist for Kansas
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