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.


Announcements

12th Annual Scarecrows of Main Contest Announced

September 14, 2021

Twelfth Annual Scarecrow Contest Seeks Entries

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Main Street Announces Winners of Barrel & Leaf Raffle

August 20, 2021

Barrel & Leaf Raffle Winners Announced

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The Dependents to Open for Brandon Rohr July 22 Lyrics on the Lawn

July 19, 2021

Brandon Rohr Takes the Stage at Lyrics on the Lawn Thursday July 22nd

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New Site Development Grant Awarded to Greene County Partnership

June 24, 2021

Greene County Partnership Announced as Recipient of New Site Development Grant
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Greene County Partnership has been named as the recipient of one of 15 new Site Development Grants through the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. The grants are designed to help communities achieve Select Tennessee site certification and prepare industrial sites for economic development projects.
The grant funding will be used to conduct due diligence studies for a portion of the Hardin Industrial Park in Greeneville, which consists of 140.2 acres with excellent proximity to Interstate 81 (13 miles) and US Highway 11E (1.3 miles) for access to major markets. “It is a great day for Greene County to receive funding to initiate the process to develop additional industrial sites to increase our inventory,” said Jeff Taylor, Greene County Partnership President and CEO. “Having multiple sites is necessary to remain competitive as families and companies continue to look to relocate and invest in our great community. This is the initial stage of a multi-year process to develop these new sites and the grant and development process will continue to provide new opportunities and growth for Greene County,” Taylor continued.
These funds help communities invest in infrastructure and engineering improvements on project-ready sites. “Thanks to the support of our General Assembly, I’m pleased to announce 15 more communities that will participate in the Site Development Grants program,” Governor Lee said. “Strengthening and supporting rural Tennessee is one of my major priorities, and these grants will help our communities attract jobs and enhance economic growth.”
The Site Development Grant program, part of the Rural Economic Opportunity Act, works in tandem with TNECD’s Select Tennessee program. Since 2016, TNECD has awarded 115 Site Development Grants across the state, totaling nearly $39 million in assistance to local communities. Applications were reviewed by an advisory committee made up of TNECD, Austin Consulting, the Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Department of Transportation and USDA Rural Development.

Smooth Sailor Opens Lyrics on the Lawn 2021 on Thursday July 1

June 22, 2021

Smooth Sailor Lyrics Concert Salutes USS Greeneville Submarine

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