Grainger County

Grainger County, Tennessee

Hwy 11 W PO Box 126 Courthouse Sq
Rutledge, TN 37861
Phone: (865) 828-3513
Fax: (865) 828-4284

In northeastern TN, northeast of Knoxville; organized Apr 22, 1796 from Hawkins County. Name Origin: For Mary Grainger Blount, wife of William Blount (1749-1800), governor (1790-95) of the territory south of the Ohio River, present-day TN

Area (sq mi):: 302.44 (land 280.33; water 22.11) Population per square mile: 79.50
Population 2005: 22,283 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 7.90%; 1990-2000 20.80% Population 2000: 20,659 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,505; median household $27,997; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,947-$19,897
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 29.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 65.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Notes: A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held on October 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Grainger County Board of Education Building, Grainger County Auditorium, Rutledge, Tennessee.
Contract requirements will be carried out at BAE Systems facilities in Jefferson City and Grainger County, Tennessee.
This contract award from the Army will restore more than 100 jobs at the Grainger County facility and allow Tennessee's strong work force to continue to help protect our soldiers," said Congressman Zach Wamp.
During the ceremony, Ray McElhaney, executive director of the Douglas Cherokee Economic Development Authority welcomed BAE Systems to Grainger County by presenting the key to the city.