Main Street: Greeneville

No matter where you live, you probably have the notion that “Main Street” is the center of your community. In a small town like Greeneville that notion is more tangible than in larger communities. Whether you work, worship, patronize our wonderful galleries/shops, come for a casual or fine dining experience, or to celebrate, memories are made here.

Several years ago a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and the Andrew Johnson Historic Site was formed whereby Main Street: Greeneville conducts daily tours on the very streets once walked by the 17th President of the United States.

In 1983 Greeneville became one of the five pilot towns in Tennessee to become a Main Street community. Today Greeneville’s program is recognized statewide and nationally, with a common goal of preserving history and economic viability of our town.

Immediate plans for growth include connecting with both public and private sectors dedicated to the revitalization of the Main Street District, the preservation of our historic structures and promotion of heritage tourism. Creating a downtown that sustains and celebrates our heritage for the present and our future is possible.

Today, this unique town’s rich heritage is preserved in its homes, churches, war monuments, museums and downtown. Named for General Nathanael Greene, a hero of the Revolutionary War, Greeneville was a key player during the Civil War when the town changed hands in excess of forty times. It celebrates the fact that Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States lived, worked and is buried there. Among other famous people associated with Greeneville are: frontiersrnan and congressman Davy Crockett, military and political leader John Sevier and Confederate General John Hunt Morgan.

Greeneville lies in northeast Tennessee adjacent to the Appalachian Trail and is often referred to “as a jewel in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains.”

Greeneville has the distinction of being listed as: 39th in "Best 100 Small Towns in America”; “Top Mountain Towns Guidebook”; “Boomtown USA"; “The 50 Best Small Southern Towns"; “America’s Most Charming Towns & Villages"; and named to the top 100 small communities in the US.


Artist Search Begins for 2018 Lyrics on the Lawn Summer Concert Series.

February 16, 2018

Main Street Greeneville is now accepting entertainment promotional kits for the Lyrics on the Lawn Summer Concert Series. The 2018 series will take place on Thursday evenings during July. This is the fifth year for the free public outdoor concerts which are held on the lawn of the Dickson- Williams Mansion in downtown Greeneville.

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"Meat on Main" Fundraiser to Benefit Main Street Greeneville

February 16, 2018

Main Street: Greeneville is currently selling smoked hams for Easter.

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Main Street Seeks Reinvestment Statistics for Downtown Properties

January 18, 2018

Assistance of Property Owners and Tenants Needed

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Free National Retail Federal (NRF) certification training the week of Jan. 22.

January 09, 2018

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee College of Applied Technology has joined the Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency and Insight Education and Training Center in Johnson City to offer free National Retail Federal (NRF) certification training the week of Jan. 22.

The training will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the TCAT Greene Technology Center Campus, 1121 Hal Henard Road. A hiring event will be held at the conclusion of the training.

Free textbooks and lunch will be provided to participants. The initial class will be limited to 24 applicants on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional classes will be offered if there is a sufficient demand, officials said.

Led by instructor Mike Cummings of Insight, the NRF training includes retail fundamentals, communication and teamwork, problem solving, customer service, inventory tracking and payment procedures. A timed exam will be held on the final day of the training for NRF certification.

Dean Blevins, president of TCAT Elizabethton, said “It is critical that individuals have necessary job skills for a successful career. The NRF certification training is being offered on a complimentary basis to strengthen the employment base in the region.” Funding was made possible by a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

To register for the NRF certification training, contact Cummings at the Insight Education and Training Center, telephone 423-926-6777. Registration will also be held on the first day of classes.

Main Campus, 426 Highway 91 North, Elizabethton, Tennessee 37643, Telephone 423-543-0070

FREE Outdoor Movie in Downtown Greeneville Friday December 1st

November 27, 2017

Muppet Christmas Carol — holiday movie for 2017

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